Factors Influencing Distance-Education Graduate Students' Use of Information Sources: A User Study Academic Article uri icon


  • A survey of a group of distance graduate students showed their strong preference for easy and fast information retrieval and a significant association between motivation for using information and field of study. Motivation and field of study also explained differences in primary information source selection and use of home institution libraries.

published proceedings

  • The Journal of Academic Librarianship

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, Z., & Yang, Z

citation count

  • 55

complete list of authors

  • Liu, Zao||Yang, Zheng Ye Lan

publication date

  • January 2004