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Hlavaty, Greg; Townsend, Murphy – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2010
Modern composition instructors often use and teach research methods for Internet search engines and electronic databases. It is not their intent to turn back the clock. However, if they can help students connect the world of Internet searches and the university library, they can promote information literacy in its broadest sense by developing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Freshmen, School Orientation, Writing (Composition)
Ramspott, Becca – CURRENTS, 2013
As one of the top U.S. choices for international students, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a solid reputation in China and a history of educating Chinese students that goes back more than a century. But the university did not realize until last June that its nickname in China is the "Cornfield Ivy" and that Chinese…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Institutional Advancement, Public Relations, Social Networks
Hastings, Robin – Library Journal, 2007
In December 2006, the Missouri River Regional Library (MRRL) in Jefferson City, embarked on a journey. They had been watching the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County (PLCMC), NC, on its adventure through the wilds of Web 2.0, and they decided to follow the trail it had blazed. What PLCMC had done was pretty revolutionary. The library…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Computer Centers, Engines, Public Libraries
Abouserie, Hossam Eldin Mohamed Refaat – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, obtain information to support their teaching tasks. Information and Library Science faculty at the University of North Carolina were chosen as the population for this study. The study…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Search Engines, Directories, Information Sources
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Lown, Cory; Sierra, Tito; Boyer, Josh – College & Research Libraries, 2013
Academic libraries are turning increasingly to unified search solutions to simplify search and discovery of library resources. Unfortunately, very little research has been published on library user search behavior in single search box environments. This study examines how users search a large public university library using a prominent, single…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Search Engines, Use Studies, Academic Libraries
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Kellam, Lynda M.; Cox, Richard; Winkler, Hannah – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2009
Academic libraries have long been trying to gain access to users through their favorite online spaces, such as social networking sites. In this article a project of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's University Libraries, which integrated library resources with the campus course management system, Blackboard, is detailed. The main…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Libraries, Internet, Integrated Learning Systems