A Comparative Study on the Use of the Library and the Internet as a Source of Information at Bestlink College of the Philippines
Keywords:library, internet, 21st century
For more than a decade, students have turned to libraries to aid their intellectual struggles. Here, they gather more information on what they want to know and to fulfill their needs and develop their intellectual thinking. However, in the 21st century, the rise of the internet has presented new sources of information. There are numerous benefits in relying on libraries for research purposes as they are often free. They provide instant access to written materials. But as the internet arrived, these two sources were getting compared based on getting information. The survey used a simple random sampling technique to determine the reliable representation of the student’s description. Questionnaires we used in collecting data. The respondents were chosen to determine the reliable representation of the student’s description. The forty (40) Graduating students of Education of Bestlink College of the Philippines are all the respondents. The information that books contain can easily become inaccurate by the time books are published. On the other hand, the internet is more accessible because students can easily access it anytime and anywhere as long as they have an internet connection. Unlike in libraries/books, students can only find a limited reference. The internet and books are both considered a big repository of information. Based on the data gathered, books and the internet are both important tools for information. There is a significant relationship between internet websites and books in their academic needs. This means internet websites and books are both important to our study and can be used as a tool to our academic needs. Graduating education students nowadays prefer to search through the internet in finding the facts and information; therefore, there is a need to research to determine the differences between them.