Three Times a Study: Business Students and the Library

TitleThree Times a Study: Business Students and the Library
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSenior, H, Wu, K, Martin, DM, Mellinger, M
JournalJournal of Business & Finance Librarianship
Keywordsbusiness student library use, library instruction, student attitudes toward library services, {BUSINESS} education graduates, {BUSINESS} students, {CURRICULA}, {EDUCATION}, {INTERNET}, {LIBRARIES} & education, {LIBRARIES} & students, {LIBRARY} orientation for business students, {LIBRARY} orientation – Study & teaching, {LIBRARY} research, {LITERATURE} reviews, {RESEARCH}, {RETROSPECTIVE} studies, {UNIVERSITIES} & colleges, {WEB} sites
AbstractRevisiting a study performed 30 years ago, researchers at three institutions surveyed undergraduate and graduate students in marketing courses to determine their attitudes toward and knowledge of library services and collections. Results found that 21st-century students are more likely to believe in the importance of library research, to have had library instruction, and to use Web sites and Internet search engines to begin their research. However, they are less likely to read business periodicals. Faced with a list of information sources, they are generally able to pick out a useful resource, although not always the most efficient. Implications for library service to business students are discussed. [{ABSTRACT} {FROM} {AUTHOR]} Copyright of Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd 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.)