RESEARCH ARTICLE: Teaching information literacy concepts in pharmaceutics through video




Asynchronous, Biopharmaceutics, Information literacy, Library, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy student


Objective: The objective was to determine if online, asynchronous video content could be used to teach information literacy concepts successfully to pharmacy students in a pharmaceutics course. 

Method: An existing in-person lecture was transferred to a series of online videos. Students enrolled in the course who agreed to participate took a 13-question pre-test, watched videos, and completed the same post-test, along with a survey of their opinions towards the videos. Scores on each of the questions on the pre-and post-test changed positively and significantly. Students slightly preferred videos to in-person instruction. 

Result: The results suggest that asynchronous videos can be used to teach information literacy concepts to pharmacy students and this knowledge is retained for the duration of the course.

Author Biographies

Amy J. Chatfield, University of Southern California, California, United States

Norris Medical Library

Rebecca M. Romero, University of Southern California, California, United States



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How to Cite

Chatfield, A. J., & Romero, R. M. (2021). RESEARCH ARTICLE: Teaching information literacy concepts in pharmaceutics through video . Pharmacy Education, 21, p. 487–494.



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