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Authors: Song,Yoo-Seong,

Title: International business students: A study on their use of electronic library services

Publication Full: Reference Services Review

Year: 2004 Volume: 32 Issue: 4

Start Page: 367 Other Pages: 373

Descriptors: LITERACY, INFORMATION science, DIGITAL libraries, REFERENCE services (Libraries), BUSINESS students, LIBRARY orientation for business students, Academic libraries, Information facilities, Information services, International business, Internet, Students,


This study seeks to explore and report international business students' perceptions and expectations of electronic library services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A total of 143 international business students on campus volunteered to fill out a survey. The results were analyzed using descriptive statistics as well as inferential statistics such as t-tests and correlation. A significant portion of international business students has no prior experience with electronic library services in their home countries. Moreover, about a half of international business students go to libraries other than the Business and Economics Library, partly because they provide better environment for study. Although electronic resources are available without the constraint of location, providing reference services for those who do not use the Business and Economics Library becomes a challenge. Virtual reference is an excellent tool, but most international business students do not see it as an important library service. Based on the results, implications for information literacy and virtual reference service are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Reference Services Review is the property of Emerald and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


M3: Article; Song, Yoo-Seong 1; Affiliations: 1: Business Information Services Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA. Source Info: 2004, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p367; Thesaurus Term: LITERACY; Thesaurus Term: INFORMATION science; Thesaurus Term: DIGITAL libraries; Thesaurus Term: REFERENCE services (Libraries); Subject Term: BUSINESS students; Subject Term: LIBRARY orientation for business students; Author-Supplied Keyword: Academic libraries; Author-Supplied Keyword: Information facilities; Author-Supplied Keyword: Information services; Author-Supplied Keyword: International business; Author-Supplied Keyword: Internet; Author-Supplied Keyword: Students; Number of Pages: 7p. Document Type: Article

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Issn Isbn: 907324