Contribution of scientific literature to veterinary education
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By organizing user education the librarians contribute not only to enhance the use of scientific information, but they also contribute to a wider educational project that aims to allow students to acquire the necessary skills for lifelong learning. Veterinary education has to face with the incessant growth of knowledge and with the evolution of the profession. It has become impossible for the professors to teach everything, for the student to learn everything. To allow scientific literature to become a valid tool for veterinary education it is necessary to recognise the importance of scientific literature as well as the importance of bibliographic education. Referring occasionally to literature is not enough to enable students to make autonomous and efficient use of scientific information. A real space and time has to be developed for the use of literature and for the development of bibliographic skills. This communication aims to describe the trial that took place at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liege during fall 1995.