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ERIC Number: ED401911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-14
Pages: 37
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Information Needs of Kent State University Masters of Business Administration Students.
Koss, Andrea Inez
This research paper addresses the information needs of Kent State University's (Ohio) Master's of Business Administration (MBA) students. Data was collected from the students using a focused information needs questionnaire, and then summarized. The results were analyzed to determine which tools were being used by MBA students when they research business related topics. Findings show that these students use the library at Kent State University more than other libraries. Despite numerous resources available to be used specifically for business related research, the MBA students primarily used current periodicals and ABI/Inform. The students were familiar with using the Internet as well as computers in general. The students noted that formal research training about business resources would be highly useful. The most prominent finding was related to the fact that the students take their professors' advice in regards to accessing business research tools and apparently few academics are aware of the wide variety of applicable technologies in the Kent State University library and business-specific reference books. Therefore, these resources are not being recommended to students. Because of this general lack of awareness about business related research tools available in the Kent State library, both MBA students and professors could benefit from graduate level bibliographic instruction. Eight tables show responses to the survey. The cover letter and a sample questionnaire are appended. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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