Use and non-use of electronic information sources by undergraduates at the University of the West Indies

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dc.contributor.author Ramlogan, Rabia
dc.contributor.author Tedd, Lucy A.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-13T09:18:37Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-13T09:18:37Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Ramlogan , R & Tedd , L A 2006 , ' Use and non-use of electronic information sources by undergraduates at the University of the West Indies ' Online Information Review , vol 30 , no. 1 , pp. 24-42 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 68662
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/171
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/171
dc.identifier.uri http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/oir/oir.jsp en
dc.description Ramlogan, R.,& Tedd, L. (2006). Use and non-use of electronic information sources by undergraduates at the University of the West Indies. Online Information Review, 30(1), 24-42. en
dc.description.abstract Purpose- To gather some empirical, baseline information on the use/non-use of selected, subscribed electronic information services (EIS) among full time Year Three undergraduates at The St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies, in Trinidad and Tobago and in the geographic area of the Caribbean. Design/methodology/approach- The study’s research design involved a mixed quantitative and qualitative approach: a user survey comprising self-administered, semi-structured questionnaires and face-to-face semi-structured interviews. Findings- Over half of the total respondents had not accessed any of the EIS. Lack of awareness of the services’ availability was revealed as the over-riding factor for non-use. It concludes that undergraduates make infrequent or no use at all of certain EIS largely from lack of awareness. Research limitations/implications-Due to lack of an available sampling frame and data protection regulations, the study was unable to obtain a probabilistic sample. Practical Implications- The study’s findings are consistent with the results from information behaviour studies in the United Kingdom that underline the critical role of academic staff in promoting the use of subscribed EIS. Originality/value- There exists a number of studies on the use of EIS, but this is the first of its kind within the English-speaking Caribbean. en
dc.format.extent 19 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Online Information Review en
dc.subject Electronic media en
dc.subject Higher education en
dc.subject Information services en
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Undergraduates en
dc.title Use and non-use of electronic information sources by undergraduates at the University of the West Indies en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14684520610650282
dc.contributor.institution Department of Information Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Information Behaviour and e-learning en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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