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Information-seeking behaviors of first-semester veterinary students: A preliminary report
Abstract Although emphasis in veterinary education Although emphasis in veterinary education is increasingly being placed on the ability to find, use, and communicate information, studies on the information behaviors of veterinary students or professionals are few. Improved knowledge in this area will provide valuable information for course and curriculum planning and the design of information resources. This article describes a survey of the information-seeking behaviors of first-semester veterinary students at Purdue University. A survey was administered as the first phase of a progressive semester-long assignment for a first semester DVM course in systemic mammalian physiology. The survey probed for understanding of the scientific literature and its use for course assignments and continuing learning. The survey results showed that students beginning the program tended to use Google for coursework, although some also used the resources found through the Purdue libraries' Web sites. On entering veterinary school, they became aware of specific information resources in veterinary medicine. They used a small number of accepted criteria to evaluate the Web site quality. This study confirms the findings of studies of information-seeking behaviors of undergraduate students. Further studies are needed to examine whether those behaviors change as students learn about specialized veterinary resources that are designed to address clinical needs as they progress through their training.s as they progress through their training.
Abstractsub Although emphasis in veterinary education Although emphasis in veterinary education is increasingly being placed on the ability to find, use, and communicate information, studies on the information behaviors of veterinary students or professionals are few. Improved knowledge in this area will provide valuable information for course and curriculum planning and the design of information resources. This article describes a survey of the information-seeking behaviors of first-semester veterinary students at Purdue University. A survey was administered as the first phase of a progressive semester-long assignment for a first semester DVM course in systemic mammalian physiology. The survey probed for understanding of the scientific literature and its use for course assignments and continuing learning. The survey results showed that students beginning the program tended to use Google for coursework, although some also used the resources found through the Purdue libraries' Web sites. On entering veterinary school, they became aware of specific information resources in veterinary medicine. They used a small number of accepted criteria to evaluate the Web site quality. This study confirms the findings of studies of information-seeking behaviors of undergraduate students. Further studies are needed to examine whether those behaviors change as students learn about specialized veterinary resources that are designed to address clinical needs as they progress through their training.s as they progress through their training.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.3138/jvme.38.1.21  +
Has author Weiner S.A. + , Stephens G. + , Nour A.Y.M. +
Has extra keyword Adult + , Article + , Education + , Female + , Health survey + , Human + , Human-computer interaction + , Information seeking + , Internet + , Library + , Male + , Medical personnel + , Methodology + , Psychological aspect + , Search engine + , Statistics + , United States + , Utilization review + , Computer Literacy + , Veterinary + , Health Surveys + , Humans + , Indiana + , Information Seeking Behavior + , Libraries + , Medical + , Library Services + , Search Engine + , Students + , Health Occupations + , Young Adult + , Mammalia +
Has keyword E-learning + , Educational approaches for learning + , Skills + , Knowledge + , And professional attributes + , Veterinary educational challenges + , Veterinary medical education + , Wikipedia +
Issn 0748321X  +
Issue 1  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 21–32  +
Published in Journal of Veterinary Medical Education +
Pubmed 21805932  +
Title Information-seeking behaviors of first-semester veterinary students: A preliminary report +
Type journal article  +
Volume 38  +
Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 22:34:01  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 22:34:01  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2011  +
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