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Thorngate, Sarah; Hoden, Allison – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Online research guides offer librarians a way to provide digital researchers with point-of-need support. If these guides are to support student learning well, it is critical that they provide an effective user experience. This article details the results of an exploratory comparison study that tested three key user interface options in LibGuides…
Descriptors: Usability, Computer Interfaces, Guides, Library Services
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Perruso, Carol – College & Research Libraries, 2016
This longitudinal study at a large public university surveyed students of the 2008 freshmen cohort over four years about their use of websites and library resources for their research papers. The three goals of the study were to track changes in reported research behavior over time, to see if students' reported source choices were associated with…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Search Engines, Library Materials, Use Studies
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Kim, Kyung-Sun; Sin, Sei-Ching Joanna; Yoo-Lee, Eun Young – College & Research Libraries, 2014
Social media have become increasingly popular among different user groups. Although used for social purposes, some social media platforms (such as Wikipedia) have been emerging as important information sources. Focusing on undergraduate students, a survey was conducted to investigate the following: (1) which social media platforms are used as…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Undergraduate Students, Information Sources, Student Surveys