Author : Hamed Hosseinzadeh*, Mohammad Zakeri Ghadi
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the information needs and access facilities to information resources of nursing students of Babol Islamic Azad University in 2017. Methodology: The present study was conducted through a survey method. A total of 100 people were enrolled in a census sampling from all university nursing students. Data were collected through a researcher-made questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 16 and Chi-square test. Findings: Findings of the research show that the most important motivation and purpose of the students are to seek information, to do research and study. The findings also indicated that the Internet is the first priority of the target community in accessing information resources. The use of print books and searches on Google by respondents as the first choice to meet the information needs has been most widely used. Conclusion: Based on the findings, accurate and timely information from existing and available sources of information by professional experts to learners improves their educational and research activities. Key words: Information Needs, Databases, Nursing Students.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD