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Pinto, María; Fernández-Pascual, Rosaura – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Restricted to five Spanish public universities, this paper examines knowledge about information literacy competencies--that is, the objective dimension--among a population of social sciences students, as well as two subjective dimensions: students' belief in the importance of information literacy, hereafter called "belief-in-importance",…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minimum Competency Testing, Information Literacy, Knowledge Level
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Pinto, María; Fernández-Pascual, Rosaura; Gómez-Hernández, José A.; Cuevas, Aurora; Granell, Ximo; Puertas, Susana; Guerrero, David; Gómez, Carmen; Palomares, Rocío – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
This paper examines students' self-assessment of their information literacy, presenting a study involving 1,575 social science students at five Spanish universities. Data were collected and analyzed through a validated instrument that measures the variables of (1) the students' belief in the importance of information literacy skills; (2)…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Information Literacy, Social Sciences
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Pinto, Maria; Fernandez-Ramos, Andres – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2010
The authors compare Spanish faculty use of library services and the interest they express in value-added services and improvement actions. The results are based on data from a survey of 546 faculty in the field of science and technology. The study differentiates between the areas of pure science, engineering and architecture, and life sciences.…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Sciences, Library Services, College Faculty
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Molina, Maria Pinto; Sales, Dora – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2008
Knowing how to select, organize, and use information in order to solve problems, handle new situations, and continue learning are key issues in the teaching and learning scenario in contemporary society. Teaching these skills is particularly critical for European universities and is currently recognized as vital in the context of the European…
Descriptors: Investigations, Computer Assisted Instruction, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries