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An Exploratory Analysis of International Students' Information Needs and Uses

Title
An Exploratory Analysis of International Students' Information Needs and Uses
Authors
Chung, EunKyungYoon, JungWon
Ewha Authors
정은경
SCOPUS Author ID
정은경scopus
Issue Date
2015
Journal Title
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF INFORMATION AND LIBRARY SCIENCE-REVUE CANADIENNE DES SCIENCES DE L INFORMATION ET DE BIBLIOTHECONOMIE
ISSN
1195-096XJCR Link
Citation
vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 36 - 59
Keywords
information behaviourinformation needsinformation useinternational studentscollege students
Publisher
CANADIAN ASSOC INFORMATION SCIENCE
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS WOS
Abstract
Focusing on information behaviours in the context of everyday life, this study seeks to explore the information needs and uses of international students one of the fastest-growing student groups within the university in their daily activities. Using data from 60 respondents to the survey questionnaire and a total of 263 information activities from the online diary survey of 28 participants, this study investigated four research questions regarding information needs, information sources, the digital devices used for information searches, and the relationships between information needs, information sources, and digital devices in international students' daily information environments. The findings demonstrate that international students with diverse information needs sought information from a wide range of information sources, including search engines and human-mediated sources, using portable digital devices for their information searches. This study revealed that participants used different information sources and digital devices depending on the type of information needs. The findings provide useful insights into the information services available to international students in a higher education context.
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