Patterns of library use by undergraduate students in a Chilean university

Jara, Magdalena, Clasing, Paula, Gonzalez, Carlos, Montenegro, Maximiliano, Kelly, Nick, Alarcon, Rosa, Sandoval, Augusto, & Saurina, Elvira (2017) Patterns of library use by undergraduate students in a Chilean university. portal: Libraries and the Academy. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper explores the patterns of use of print materials and digital resources in an undergraduate library in a Chilean university, by discipline and year of study. To explore this a quantitative analysis was carried out including descriptive analysis of contingency tables, chi-squared tests, t-test, and multiple linear regressions. The results showed that the use of the library by undergraduate students did not follow a common pattern and it varied across different disciplines of study. The article also shows that the access to digital resources does not replace the use of print materials.

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ID Code: 103510
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: higher education, library, digital resources, print resources, library resources, quantitative, chile, university, latin america
ISSN: 1531-2542
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: 2017 Johns Hopkins University Press
Deposited On: 03 Apr 2017 00:43
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 18:37

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