International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Article in Press

An Empirical Study of the use of Internet Search Engine Among Students and Faculty in Nursing College Libraries

Shivaraja O and S. Padmamma

  •  Received: 30 December 2022
  •  Accepted: 22 February 2023
This study makes an effort to investigate the use of various search engines, their frequency of use, the factors influencing their use, the use of search strategies for information retrieval, the techniques used to learn these strategies, and the issues that students and faculty members in nursing college libraries face when using the Internet. A sample of 230 respondents was chosen for the study's descriptive survey research design utilizing stratified sampling methods. Students and faculty members were given a total of 230 well-structured questionnaires; 210 of them were completed, reviewed, and authorized for study. According to the study, the majority of respondents (95.19%) utilized search engines, with Google and Yahoo being the most popular (85.6% and 44.96%, respectively). Ixquick (18.81%) and Surf wax (16.66%) were only occasionally used by a small number of responders. 51.01 percent of those surveyed utilized the search method to find information. 44.55% of search engine help messages and 43.56% of respondents said they acquired the search approach from conversations with friends or coworkers. 65.86% of respondents stated that they had a slow Internet connection issue.

Keywords: Internet, Search engine, Search strategy, Nursing Faculty, Students.