International Association
of School Librarianship

IASL Research Abstracts

IASL Research Abstracts: 306

 

Warning, P., Griffiths-Zee, I., Poon, V., Wong, R., Wu, B. (Hong Kong), & Sinclair, C. (Australia). (2009). Use of databases and eBooks in international secondary schools in Hong Kong: a small scale survey.

Abstract: This usage of online databases and eBooks in three international secondary schools in Hong Kong is investigated from the student perspective. Major issues relating to e-Resources surfaced include: student preferences for e- Resources, WWW or print materials; volume of use, and reasons for use; students’ perceived retrieval ability; and ease of use of e-Resources. The implications of library policies and information literacy training are explored. The results raise issues that can assist school librarians to make informed decisions about e-Resource acquisitions and related library activities, such as the need for user education and promotion of e-Resources.

Subject Categories: 17

Abstract Submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University

© International Association of School Librarianship
Data Protection Policy 
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software