This paper aims to investigate the kinds of resources used by students at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, to start their research and to find out their perception of the quality of the resources they use.
A survey was distributed manually to undergraduates, and the responses were collated and analysed using Excel software.
The findings revealed that Google was the resource most likely to be used by respondents to start their research, and the resource least used was the librarian (ask a librarian).
This represents original research for the Mona Campus. It is important in helping the library to understand an aspect of the research habits and preferences of the undergraduate community it serves and will help the library in further decision-making, as it seeks to build awareness among the undergraduate population, of the library resources available to them.
Kean, C., Walker, G., Kerr-Campbell, M. and Mckoy-Johnson, F. (2016), "Students’ choice and evaluation of information sources at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus", New Library World, Vol. 117 No. 3/4, pp. 279-288. https://doi.org/10.1108/NLW-10-2015-0074Download as .RIS
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