Using an interdisciplinary partnership to develop nursing students' information literacy skills: An evaluation

Beverley Janet Turnbull, Bernadette Royal, Margaret Purnell

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    As learning paradigms shift to student-centred active learning, development of effective skills in locating and retrieving information using electronic sources is integral to promoting lifelong learning. Recency of information that is evidence based is a critical factor in a dynamic field such as health. A changing demographic is evident among nursing students with greater numbers of mature age students who may not possess the computer skills often assumed with school leavers, and whose study preference is mostly by external mode. Development of interdisciplinary partnerships between faculties and librarians can provide the attributes and innovation of new and improved ways to better support student learning, whether or not students attend on campus. The Health Online Tutorial, an online database searching tool developed through a collaborative, interdisciplinary partnership at Charles Darwin University is one such example. � 1992-2011 eContent Management.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)122-129
    Number of pages8
    JournalContemporary Nurse
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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