The impact of library information literacy classes on first year students’ searching behaviour

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Torunn Skofsrud Boger Hanne Dybvik Anne-Lise Eng Else Helene Norheim

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not the library courses in information literacy (IL) taught at Østfold University College had an impact on the students’ search behaviour. To find out, 19 students were interviewed and observed about this topic. The results showed that there were only slight differences in search behaviour between those who had attended the IL sessions and those who had not. Many students used Google as their starting point for searching for information. In this paper, we discuss how these findings can be implemented when developing future library courses on information searching.

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BOGER, Torunn Skofsrud et al. The impact of library information literacy classes on first year students’ searching behaviour. Journal of Information Literacy, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 34-46, may 2015. ISSN 1750-5968. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/article/view/PRA-V9-I1-3>. Date accessed: 22 feb. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.11645/9.1.1979.
Keywords
search behaviour; information literacy; library instruction; academic libraries; higher education; undergraduate students; Norway
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Peer reviewed articles