September 26, 2021

Journal Article: “An Assessment of Library Instruction: Its Influence on Search Behaviour of First- And Third-Year Students”

The following full text article appears in The Journal of Information Literacy.

Note: Østfold University College is located in Norway.

Title

An Assessment of Library Instruction: Its Influence on Search Behaviour of First- And Third-Year Students

Authors

Torunn Skofsrud Boger
Østfold University College

Hanne Dybvik
Østfold University College

Anne-Lise Eng
Østfold University College

Else Helene Norheim
Østfold University College

Source

The Journal of Information Literacy (2016)
Vol 10, No. 2

Abstract

This article presents the results of a follow-up study conducted at Østfold University College in 2015 which set out to examine information resource use among students of nursing and teacher education. The first study was presented in an article published in the Journal of Information Literacy Vol. 9 No. 1 (Boger et al. 2015). The two qualitative studies were carried out by interviewing the students about their skills in information retrieval, and observing them. The results show differences in search behaviour between first-year and third-year students, a decrease in the use of Google, and a difference between the students from the nursing faculty and the teacher education faculty.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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