Information literacy: implications for Mexican and Spanish university students

LIcea de Arenas, Judith and Rodríguez Muñoz, José-Vicente and Gómez-Hernández, José-Antonio and Arenas, Miguel Information literacy: implications for Mexican and Spanish university students. Library Review, 2004, vol. 53, n. 9, pp. 451-460. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

A growing concern for universities is developing a new educational model in which the student is educated both for future social responsibilities, and where information literacy is viewed as a lifelong learning requirement. Thus, there is a pressing need for empirical analyses to identify the extent to which university students are information-literate. Therefore, an investigation of university students from two institutions in the USA and Europe was carried out in order to determine how they use their libraries, information and computers. It was found that there were similarities and differences between the two groups of students from the University of Murcia, Spain, and the National University of Mexico.

Spanish abstract

Una preocupación creciente para las universidades está desarrollando un nuevo modelo educativo en el que el estudiante se educa tanto para futuras responsabilidades sociales, y donde la alfabetización informacional es visto como un requisito de la formación permanente. Por lo tanto, existe una necesidad apremiante de análisis empíricos para identificar el grado en que los estudiantes universitarios son alfabetizado en información. Por lo tanto, se realizó una investigación de los estudiantes universitarios de ambas instituciones en los EE.UU. y Europa con el fin de determinar la forma en que utilizan su bibliotecas, información y ordenadores. Se encontró que había similitudes y diferencias entre los dos grupos de estudiantes de la Universidad de Murcia, España, y la Universidad Nacional de México.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Alfabetizacion informacional, Estudiantes universitarios, Estudio de Usuarios, España, Mexico, Undergraduate students, information literacy, user studies
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CE. Literacy.
Depositing user: José-Antonio Gómez-Hernández
Date deposited: 01 Dec 2015 16:51
Last modified: 01 Dec 2015 16:51
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/28518

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