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ERIC Number: EJ457988
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Cognitive Abilities of Academic Librarians and Their Patrons.
Allen, Bryce; Allen, Gillian
College and Research Libraries, v54 n1 p67-73 Jan 1993
Results from 4 cognitive tests administered to 84 public service librarians and 50 university students show that librarians outperformed students in logical reasoning and verbal ability but that students outperformed librarians in perceptual speed. Findings suggest students may find browsing, point of use instruction, and basic services more appropriate approaches to information retrieval than sophisticated online searching. (12 references) (EA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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