ERIC Number: EJ1057387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
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Is Library Database Searching a Language Learning Activity?
College & Research Libraries, v71 n3 p273-284 May 2010
This study explores how non-native speakers of English think of words to enter into library databases when they begin the process of searching for information in English. At issue is whether or not language learning takes place when these students use library databases. Language learning in this study refers to the use of strategies employed by students to develop English vocabulary knowledge. This study found that international students do seem to engage in language learning when using library databases, and it identifies and describes their strategies.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Databases, Online Searching, Second Language Learning, Information Seeking, Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies, Foreign Students, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Language Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Electronic Libraries, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada