Document Type

Article

Publisher

Routledge

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science

RAS ID

15963

Comments

This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published as: Ishimura, Y. (2013). Information behavior and Japanese students: how can an understanding of the research process lead to better information literacy? Public Services Quarterly, 9(1), 20-33. Published online on 20th February, 2013 [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online here

Abstract

Academic librarians are striving to better serve international students as this emerging population grows on university campuses. Past studies of international students generally focus on linguistic and cultural differences in relation to information literacy skills development. However, it is necessary to go beyond these factors to better serve the population. By using a framework based in information behavior research, the present study investigates the factors that mediate students' behavior and information literacy skills. Practical recommendations based on the findings of an in-depth qualitative study of students' research process are provided.

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