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Thelwall, Mike; Wilkinson, David – Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2003
Explains how the Web can be modeled as a mathematical graph and analyzes the graph structures of three national university publicly indexable Web sites from Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Topics include commercial search engines and academic Web link research; method-analysis environment and data sets; and power laws. (LRW)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graphs, Higher Education, Search Engines
Wiggins, Richard – Searcher, 2003
Discussion of ranking systems used in various settings, including college football and academic admissions, focuses on the Google search engine. Explains the PageRank mathematical formula that scores Web pages by connecting the number of links; limitations, including authenticity and accuracy of ranked Web pages; relevancy; adjusting algorithms;…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Indexes, Mathematical Formulas, Relevance (Information Retrieval)
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Loertscher, David – Teacher Librarian, 2003
Explores the academic environment of a total information system for school libraries based on the idea of a digital intranet. Discusses safety; customization; the core library collection; curriculum-specific collections; access to short-term resources; Internet access; personalized features; search engines; equity issues; and staffing. (LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Libraries, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Differences
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Garoufallou, Emmanouel; Balatsoukas, Panos; Siatri, Rania; Zafeiriou, Georgia; Asderi, S.; Ekizoglou; P. – Education for Information, 2008
The increased popularity of Google search engine in the daily routine in one's workplace and in the academic information seeking process is undeniable. "Googling" challenges the traditional skills of librarians as information providers and the role of library and information service provision in the digital era. This paper reports on the…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Information Seeking, Internet, Librarians
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Bankole, Olubanke M. – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2013
Purpose: This study aims to investigate the extent and level of internet access and use among scientists at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye, Nigeria, its impact on their academic activities and the constraints faced in internet use. Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire survey with all the 125 scientists in the Faculty of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientists, College Faculty, Internet
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Weerasekera, Priyanthy; Manring, John; Lynn, David John – Academic Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) changed the training requirements in psychotherapy, moving toward evidence-based therapies and emphasizing competence and proficiency as outcomes of training. This article examines whether the therapies…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Physicians, Search Engines, Rating Scales
George, Mary W. – Princeton University Press, 2008
To do solid academic research, college students need to look beyond the computer search engine. This short, practical book introduces students to the important components of the information-seeking process. "The Elements of Library Research" provides a foundation for success in any research assignment, from a freshman paper to a senior thesis.…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, College Libraries, Search Engines, Library Research
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Colaric, Susan M. – College & Research Libraries, 2003
Discussion of problems that users have with Web searching focuses on a study of undergraduates that investigated three instructional methods (instruction by example, conceptual models without illustrations, and conceptual models with illustrations) to determine differences in knowledge acquisition related to three types of knowledge (declarative,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Course Integrated Library Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Design
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Tillotson, Joy – Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 2003
Describes a survey that was conducted involving participants in the library instruction program at two Canadian universities in order to describe the characteristics of students receiving instruction in Web searching. Examines criteria for evaluating Web sites, search strategies, use of search engines, and frequency of use. Questionnaire is…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Audience Analysis, Computer Use, Evaluation Criteria
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Dudzinska-Przesmitzki, Dana; Grenier, Robin S. – Journal of Museum Education, 2008
The taking up of an "educative" mantle has proven to be a complex task for museums, filled with many unknown and/or misunderstood factors. Of the vast assortment of educational opportunities museums afford their adult patrons and staff, the majority fall into one or two learning categories: either they are nonformal or informal. In effort to…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Engines
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Valenza, Joyce Kasman – Educational Leadership, 2006
Today's school libraries must meet student needs as both a physical and virtual space. Existing both offline and online, they must offer around-the-clock access as well as instruction and guidance that support the face-to-face interactions of students with librarians and classroom teachers. Although students are often technologically proficient,…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Student Needs, Information Needs, Web Based Instruction
Abouserie, Hossam M. R. – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University use Networked Information Sources and Services to support their service tasks. Library and Information Sciences faculty were chosen as the population for this study. The study aimed to answer the following…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Information Sources, College Faculty, Technology Uses in Education
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Bjork, Bo-Christer; Roos, Annikki; Lauri, Mari – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2009
Introduction: We estimate the total yearly volume of peer-reviewed scientific journal articles published world-wide as well as the share of these articles available openly on the Web either directly or as copies in e-print repositories. Method: We rely on data from two commercial databases (ISI and Ulrich's Periodicals Directory) supplemented by…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Journal Articles, Internet, Peer Evaluation
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Berzonsky, William A.; Richardson, Katherine D. – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2008
Accessibility of online scientific literature continues to expand due to the advent of scholarly databases and search engines. Studies have shown that undergraduates favor using online scientific literature to address research questions, but they often do not have the skills to assess the validity of research articles. Undergraduates generally are…
Descriptors: Validity, Search Engines, Academic Libraries, Scientific Research
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Markland, Margaret – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2006
This study investigates the efficiency of the Google search engine at retrieving items from 26 UK Institutional Repositories, covering a wide range of subject areas. One item is chosen from each repository and four searches are carried out: two keyword searches and two full title searches, each using both Google and then Google Scholar. A further…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Users (Information)
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