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Ghaddar, Suad F.; Valerio, Melissa A.; Garcia, Carolyn M.; Hansen, Lucy – Journal of School Health, 2012
Background: Little research has examined adolescent health literacy and its relationship with online health information sources. The purpose of this study is to explore health literacy among a predominantly Hispanic adolescent population and to investigate whether exposure to a credible source of online health information, MedlinePlus[R], is…
Descriptors: Health Materials, Information Sources, Electronic Libraries, Hispanic Americans
Koh, Kyungwon – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Contemporary young people are engaged in a variety of information behaviors, such as information seeking, using, sharing, and creating. The ways youth interact with information have transformed in the shifting digital information environment; however, relatively little empirical research exists and no theoretical framework adequately explains…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Programming Languages, Young Adults, Information Seeking
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Normore, Lorraine – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2011
Introduction: The perceived information needs of teachers who specialize in reading instruction for at-risk first graders were studied and related to frameworks for the role of social context in information needs, seeking and use. The frameworks considered were: disciplinarity, role theory in work settings, small worlds and information grounds and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Information Needs, Reading Consultants, Focus Groups
Head, Alison J.; Eisenberg, Michael B. – Project Information Literacy, 2010
A report of findings from a content analysis of 191 course-related research assignment handouts distributed to undergraduates on 28 college campuses across the U.S., as part of Project Information Literacy. A majority of handouts in the sample emphasized standards about the mechanics of compiling college research papers, more so than guiding…
Descriptors: Assignments, Instructional Materials, Research Tools, Information Sources
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DuBroy, Michelle – Australian Library Journal, 2010
Purpose: A digital branch is just like a physical branch except that content is delivered digitally via the web. A digital branch has staff, a collection, a community, and a building. The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of building individual spaces for different user groups, specifically children, within a digital branch.…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Information Seeking, Internet, Library Services
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Gueguen, Gretchen – Journal of Archival Organization, 2010
Many organizations have evolved since their early attempts to mount digital exhibits on the Web and are experimenting with ways to increase the scale of their digitized collections by utilizing archival finding aid description rather than resource-intensive collections and exhibits. This article examines usability research to predict how such…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Electronic Libraries, Exhibits, Internet
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Corbett, Patrick – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2010
This article presents a consideration of how students' existing information-seeking behaviors affect traditional methods of teaching library research in first-year writing courses and offers an alternative method that uses both library and popular Internet search tools. It addresses one aspect of the ongoing pedagogical struggle with new…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Library Research, Familiarity, Search Engines
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Arendt, Julie; Wagner, Cassie – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
Web site usage statistics are a widely used tool for Web site development, but libraries are still learning how to use them successfully. This case study summarizes how Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale implemented Google Analytics on its Web site and used the reports to inform a site redesign. As the main campus library at…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Web Sites, Research Universities
Head, Alison J.; Eisenberg, Michael B. – Project Information Literacy, 2010
A report about college students and their information-seeking strategies and research difficulties, including findings from 8,353 survey respondents from college students on 25 campuses distributed across the U.S. in spring of 2010, as part of Project Information Literacy. Respondents reported taking little at face value and were frequent…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Surveys, Information Literacy, Information Seeking
Akbar, Monika – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Some classes of Internet users have specific information needs and specialized information-seeking behaviors. For example, educators who are designing a course might create a syllabus, recommend books, create lecture slides, and use tools as lecture aid. All of these resources are available online, but are scattered across a large number of…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Needs, Library Materials, Library Services
Connaway, Lynn Silipigni; Radford, Marie L. – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2011
As individuals become more and more comfortable mediating all kinds of situations online and through various technologies, their virtual selves increasingly overlap their "real" lives. Posting a "happy birthday!" message on Facebook is as automatic as dropping a card in the mail. E-mailing relevant links to co-workers happens as naturally as…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Seeking, Reference Materials, Reference Services
Porter, Brandi – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Millennial students make up a large portion of undergraduate students attending colleges and universities, and they have a variety of online resources available to them to complete academically related information searches, primarily Web based and library-based online information retrieval systems. The content, ease of use, and required search…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Investigations, Familiarity, Search Strategies
Liu, Ying – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Tables are ubiquitous with a history that pre-dates that of sentential text. Authors often report a summary of their most important findings using tabular structure in documents. For example, scientists widely use tables to present the latest experimental results or statistical data in a condensed fashion. Along with the explosive development of…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Electronic Libraries, Information Sources, Information Seeking