How University Students in Health Care Look for Information: Use and Initial Appraisal of Information Resources

  • Emmanouel Garoufallou
  • Chrysanthi ChatzopoulouEmail author
  • Eleni Tzura
  • Souzana Maranga
  • Rania Siatri
  • Georgia Zafeiriou
  • Stavroula Antonopoulou
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)


New developments in web infrastructure and information and communication technologies have revolutionized the way information is made available online, creating new opportunities and experiences for personalised information seeking. Furthermore, mobile and ubiquitous technologies offer new web based applications and devices that can be used to promote access in information and engage users. The aim of this study was to investigate the ways Greek university students in health sciences look for information. We specified student preferences and level of experience in use technology and the web for information seeking as well as their level of awareness of online information sources and the criteria used for choosing them. We used a web-based questionnaire method for collecting data. The results suggested that more effort should be given on enriching the students’ information literacy skills.


Information seeking behaviour User studies Information literacy Mobile technologies Health care Evaluation information resources Aesthetics and cosmetology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmanouel Garoufallou
    • 1
    • 3
  • Chrysanthi Chatzopoulou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eleni Tzura
    • 1
  • Souzana Maranga
    • 1
  • Rania Siatri
    • 1
  • Georgia Zafeiriou
    • 1
  • Stavroula Antonopoulou
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Alexander Technological Educational Institute (ATEI) of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.American Farm SchoolPerrotis CollegeThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Alcala UniversityMadridSpain

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