Game Scholar: Do we need a reference database for video game research?
Version of Record online: 1 JUN 2009
Copyright © 2008 by American Society for Information Science and Technology
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 1–5, 2008
How to Cite
Geisler, G., Stenis, P., Martinez, J. and King, A. (2008), Game Scholar: Do we need a reference database for video game research?. Proc. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech., 45: 1–5. doi: 10.1002/meet.2008.1450450383
- Issue online: 3 JUN 2009
- Version of Record online: 1 JUN 2009
Given the growing influence of video games and the likelihood that video games will be the focus of an increasing amount of criticism and research, we suggest that a comprehensive information resource on the topic could be of significant value to the scholarly community. The Game Scholar prototype and research study are aimed at understanding whether there is in fact a need for such a resource and if so, what information would be most useful to include in the resource.