Informationsanvändning ur ett referensanalytiskt perspektiv: konsekvenser för undervisning i informationssökning
2009 (Swedish)In: Svensk biblioteksforskning, ISSN 0284-4354, E-ISSN 1653-5235, Vol. 17, no 1, 27-38 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
Production of academic texts such as Bachelor theses is here seen as an activity embedded in the
academic discipline in which the texts are produced. Bibliographic references in student theses
are analysed in order to identify disciplinary differences in information seeking and use.
According to an emerging socio-cultural perspective on information literacy, education in
information seeking should pay careful attention to disciplinary traits. The purpose of the present
study is to lay a foundation for a discussion about different student categories’ ways of using
information. The questions asked are: how do reference activities vary between product design
engineering students and nursing students; to what extent do the students refer to information
sources; and what kind of sources do they refer to? The results show that nursing students
predominantly use scientific information, such as peer-reviewed articles, whilst writing their
theses. Product design engineering students, on the other hand, favour information found on the
web, such as product and company-information. The article concludes by recommending that
information-literacy education take disciplinary traits into careful consideration.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Borås , 2009. Vol. 17, no 1, 27-38 p.
informationskompetens, informationsanvändning, högskolestudenter
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2599Local ID: 2320/5275OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-2599DiVA: diva2:870693