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Teaching Library Database Searching Skills to College Freshmen

Track: Management Education & Development

Keywords: library research, business databases, database search, librarian, Business Information Literacy, information literacy instruction

Research ability is a critical skill set for all college students. The purpose of this study was to determine freshmen business major students’ incoming level of understanding of business concepts relating to information literacy. Students demonstrated their understanding and application of research concepts discussed during a series of 75-minute lessons. The findings of this study demonstrate the need for directing efforts on information literacy as there are opportunities not only enhance student research efficacy but develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Author(s):

Michelle Kowalsky - kowalsky@rowan.edu
Rowan University

Noel Criscione-Naylor - noel.criscione@stockton.edu
Stockton University

 

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