E3S Web Conf.
Volume 132, 2019XXII International Scientific Conference POLSITA 2019 “Progress of mechanical engineering supported by information technology”
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Engineering and Technology|
|Published online||22 November 2019|
The use of information sources and online databases for writing theses by students of selected studies
1 Department of Production Organization, Logistics and Applied Computer Science, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
2 EDP Sciences, Editorial Department, 91944 Les Ulis Cedex A, France
3 University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Department of Machinery Exploitation and Management of Production Processes, 20650, Lublin, Poland
4 Koszalin University of Technology, Department of Agrobiotechnology, 75-620, Koszalin, Poland
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The paper presents the results of research on the use of electronic publications for writing theses by first and second degree students of two engineering and technical studies: agriculture and forestry technology, and management and production engineering. 53 first-degree and 175 second-degree students were included in the study. It was found that both first and second degree students use electronic publications on a par with printed ones when writing their theses. First-degree students preferred Google Scholar, while second-degree students preferred Polish scientific publishers. The choice of both the Google Scholar database and the pages of Polish scientific publications resulted from the possibility to search for papers in Polish, which was the main language of publication chosen by both groups of students.
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