Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The study sampled views from 200 undergraduate students at the School of Pharmacy and School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences. This study’s aim was to explore students’ access and usage of electronic resources in the University of Health and Allied Sciences’ library to make recommendations based on the results for a successful electronic resource provision and access. The study found that about 80% of students were aware of all the e-resources available in the University library, 46% use them daily, and 94% use HINARI, JSTOR, MEDLINE and PubMed. Training programs such as Information Literacy Skills and Library Orientation were effective in helping students retrieve information. Challenges encountered included Slow/Weak Internet Connectivity and Information Overload. It was recommended that the library develop clear policies and processes for the selection and management of e-resources.