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Undergraduate Students and the Digital Library: Information-Seeking Behavior in a Heterogenous Environment

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dc.contributor.author Seiden, Peggy
dc.contributor.author Szymborski, Kris
dc.contributor.author Norelli, Barbara
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-04T20:21:51Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-04T20:21:51Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11213/15669
dc.description.abstract There is a paucity of research on general undergraduate user behavior particularly in the emerging digital library environment. This paper presents the results of a preliminary study of information seeking among sixty undergraduates at Skidmore College. The study was designed to 1) assess students' information seeking behavior in general; 2) elicit information about the search process; and 3) discern how students had acquired their knowledge of online searching and their level of expertise with online searching, computer applications and libraries. Our results indicate that most undergraduates have a relatively poor understanding of the information environment and that the "digital library" exaggerates and magnifies these problems.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Association of College & Research Libraries
dc.title Undergraduate Students and the Digital Library: Information-Seeking Behavior in a Heterogenous Environment en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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