2012
DOI: 10.1108/00012531211281715
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Undergraduate students' interaction with online information resources in their academic tasks

Abstract: Purpose -This paper aims to identify the opinions of undergraduate students on the importance of internet-based information sources when they undertake academic tasks. Design/methodology/approach -Based on a set of identified typical academic tasks for undergraduate students, three research questions were designed around the students' usage and views of information resources for completing these tasks. Web-accessible questionnaires were used to collect data from participants in two universities in the USA and … Show more

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“…Today's students are ever more accustomed to using specific tools that help them to locate, organize and recover the information they need. This is not the case when it comes to relying upon these tools to manage and correctly use the sources in their academic work (He et al, 2012). Students prefer digital documents available online.…”
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“…Today's students are ever more accustomed to using specific tools that help them to locate, organize and recover the information they need. This is not the case when it comes to relying upon these tools to manage and correctly use the sources in their academic work (He et al, 2012). Students prefer digital documents available online.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Superficial use with limited information processing. Students resort to online encyclopaedias and dictionaries, as opposed to hard copies, when faced with the need to look up the definition of a concept (He et al, 2012). More specifically, they resort to Wikipedia when they need to quickly inquire about an unknown fact or topic or for in-depth information regarding a given topic (Lim, 2009).…”
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confidence: 99%
“…A pesquisa realizada por He et al (2012) com alunos dos Estados Unidos e da China, por exemplo, teve como objetivo identificar a opinião de estudantes de graduação sobre a importância de recursos baseados na internet para realizar atividades acadêmicas. A pesquisa foi realizada com alunos das áreas de humanas, ciências, medicina e saúde, ciências sociais e engenharia.…”
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“…Conhecer as necessidades informacionais e o comportamento de busca de informações desses alunos torna-se, portanto, relevante a fim de direcionar os bibliotecários, professores e coordenadores de curso para que eles ofereçam serviços e instrução apropriados, moldados a essas necessidades informacionais (CATALANO, 2013). Embora pesquisas anteriores já tenham examinado o comportamento informacional de estudantes de diversas áreas tais como humanas, engenharia, artes, medicina e ciências sociais (HE et al, 2012;NWAGWU, 2012;BRENNAN, 2014), parece haver espaço para a análise do comportamento informacional de alunos da área de negócios, especificamente de estudantes do curso de Administração. De acordo com Martinez-Silveira e Oddone (2007), as necessidades informacionais são subjetivas e muitas vezes estão relacionadas às atividades profissionais de cada indivíduo.…”
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“…These features pose attractive advantages to health sciences library users, including undergraduate and graduate students as well as health sciences faculty. In addition to ample literature demonstrating undergraduates' strong tendency to opt for the convenience and familiarity of the web over library databases [1][2][3][4][5], research has demonstrated that graduate students, including those in the health sciences, prefer Google as a search tool due to its speed and ease of use [6][7][8], and health sciences faculty are likewise increasingly using Google and Google Scholar for research [9]. Academic researchers frequently choose these tools over traditional bibliographic databases because of their efficiency and relevance ranking [10].…”
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