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ERIC Number: ED420324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Dial-Up Use of Electronic Databases by Community College Students.
Zagar, Christopher Michael
During the Spring 1997 semester, students at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona were surveyed on their use of dial-up access to electronic databases provided by libraries. In addition, the community college and public libraries in Maricopa County were surveyed to determine which electronic databases they provide by dial-up access. Comparison between these two forms of data collection revealed that a rich variety of electronic databases are available to community college students. Many of the students have the equipment required to take advantages of these resources, combined with a desire to use these resources to increase the flexibility of their options for performing research. The greatest barrier to use was a lack of realization that such resources were available. Community college libraries should advertise access information to make students aware of these options. Appendices include the library, database, and student surveys, and numbers for dial-up access to libraries in Maricopa County. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona