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Russian roulette or Pandora’s box: Use of the Internet as a research tool

VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 6: e-research
Wednesday 6 February 2002, 14:35 - 15:05
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2002-proceedings/vala2002-session-6-chapman

Lorraine Chapman

La Trobe University

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Abstract

The Internet has become an integral element of academic research and study. As information specialists are we really aware of how university students and academic staff perceive the information on the Internet and how they use it for research and study? This paper outlines the findings of an investigation undertaken at La Trobe University Library to gain critical information from users on their practice and success in locating relevant information from the Internet. Information gained was incorporated into the design of client-centred Internet training programs and modification of Library web pages.

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