Patterns of library use by undergraduate students in a Chilean university

Magdalena Jara, Paula Clasing, Carlos González, Maximiliano Montenegro, Nick Kelly, Rosa Alarcón, Augusto Sandoval, Elvira Saurina

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This paper explores the patterns of use of print materials and digital resources in an undergraduate library in a Chilean university, by the students’ discipline and year of study. A quantitative analysis was carried out, including descriptive analysis of contingency tables, chisquared tests, t-tests, and multiple linear regressions. The results showed that the use of the library by undergraduate students did not follow a common pattern and instead varied across disciplines. The article also shows that access to digital resources does not replace the use of print materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-615
Number of pages21
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

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