Information literacy: implications for Mexican and Spanish university students

Judith Licea de Arenas (Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico)
José Vicente Rodríguez (Professor in the Faculty of Communication and Documentation, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain)
José Antonio Gómez (Professor in the Faculty of Communication and Documentation, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain)
Miguel Arenas (Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Animal Production, Metropolitan Autonomous University, Xochimilco Campus, Mexico City, Mexico)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 1 December 2004

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.

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Licea de Arenas, J., Vicente Rodríguez, J., Gómez, J. and Arenas, M. (2004), "Information literacy: implications for Mexican and Spanish university students", Library Review, Vol. 53 No. 9, pp. 451-460. https://doi.org/10.1108/00242530410565238

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