Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2015

Abstract

Introduction: Information is crucial to the learning process and students explore various sources to meet their information needs.

Methodology: This work employed descriptive research design using a self-developed questionnaire to gather data from student nurses on the various information resources they use.

Result: The results of the research show that prints materials are the major information resources used by the students, who are active users of the library. Asking colleagues and librarians ranked highest among sources contacted for information. Ease of access and availability of information resources in the library were the most favoured characteristics when looking for information. Student challenges when accessing information resources include lack of time, location of library and attitude of library staff.

Discussion and Conclusion: Based on the findings, increasing information searches beyond print resources, collaboration between nursing faculties and librarians, periodic updates from the library, and training in the area of information access among are recommended.

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