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Yang, Le – College & Research Libraries, 2016
This study analyzed digital item metadata and keywords from Internet search engines to learn what metadata elements actually facilitate discovery of digital collections through Internet keyword searching and how significantly each metadata element affects the discovery of items in a digital repository. The study found that keywords from Internet…
Descriptors: Metadata, Internet, Electronic Libraries, Search Engines
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McGinn, Tony; Taylor, Brian; McColgan, Mary; McQuilkan, Janice – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Objectives: To compare the performance of a range of search facilities; and to illustrate the execution of a comprehensive literature search for qualitative evidence in social work. Context: Developments in literature search methods and comparisons of search facilities help facilitate access to the best available evidence for social workers.…
Descriptors: Social Work, Online Searching, Search Engines, Databases
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Borba, Marcelo C.; Askar, Petek; Engelbrecht, Johann; Gadanidis, George; Llinares, Salvador; Aguilar, Mario Sánchez – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2016
In this literature survey we focus on identifying recent advances in research on digital technology in the field of mathematics education. To conduct the survey we have used internet search engines with keywords related to mathematics education and digital technology and have reviewed some of the main international journals, including the ones in…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Mathematics Education, Influence of Technology
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Nodenot, Thierry; Sallaberry, Christian; Gaio, Mauro – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2010
Geographically related queries form nearly one-fifth of all queries submitted to the Excite search engine and the most frequently occurring terms are names of places. This paper focuses on digital libraries and extends the basic services of existing library management systems to include new ones that are dedicated to geographic information…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Geography Instruction, Electronic Libraries, Internet
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Fagan, Jody Condit – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
This two-part article considers how well some of today's search tools support scholars' work. The first part of the article reviewed Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search using a modified version of Carole L. Palmer, Lauren C. Teffeau, and Carrier M. Pirmann's framework (2009). Microsoft Academic Search is a strong contender when…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Electronic Libraries, Library Services, Research Tools
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Hatua, Sudip Ranjan; Madalli, Devika P. – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the methodology in building an integrated domain information system with illustrations that provide proof of concept. Design/methodology/approach: The present work studies the usual search engine approach to information and its pitfalls. A methodology was adopted for construction of a domain-based…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Space Sciences, Search Engines, Systems Development
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Gerke, Jennifer; Maness, Jack M. – College & Research Libraries, 2010
A statistical analysis of responses to a LibQUAL+™ survey at the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) was conducted to investigate factors related to patrons' satisfaction with electronic collections. It was found that a respondent's discipline was not related to his or her satisfaction with the Libraries' electronic collection, nor was the…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Statistical Analysis, Library Research, User Satisfaction (Information)
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McDonnell, Michael; Shiri, Ali – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce the notion of social search as a new concept, drawing upon the patterns of web search behaviour. It aims to: define social search; present a taxonomy of social search; and propose a user-centred social search method. Design/methodology/approach: A mixed method approach was adopted to investigate…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Search Engines, Search Strategies
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Wallace, J. D. – Communication Teacher, 2008
The internet has given undergraduate students ever-increasing access to academic journals via search engines and online databases. However, students typically do not have the ability to use these journals effectively. This often poses a dilemma for instructors. The accelerated peer-review journal usage (APJU) technique provides a way for…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Information Literacy
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Fong, Colin – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2006
For the past ten years law students, academics and legal practitioners have relied on AustLII and various internet search engines to conduct legal research. The purpose of this article is to examine what these can offer and to note the importance of other websites when conducting legal research. This article is based on an address given to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Law Libraries, Search Engines, Law Students
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Nicholas, David; Huntington, Paul; Jamali, Hamid R.; Tenopir, Carol – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2006
This report presents the early findings of an exploratory deep log analysis (DLA) of journal usage on OhioLINK, reporting on the information seeking methods of users. Compared to the users who sought information by browsing journals, those who conducted searches to find information and articles tended to record longer session times and viewed more…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Electronic Libraries, Search Strategies, Users (Information)
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
Fagan, Jody Condit – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Far more people are familiar with their local public or college library facility than their library's website and online resources. In fact, according to a recent survey, 96% of Americans said they had visited a library in person, but less than one-third have visited their online library. Since everyone agrees that online library resources are…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Marketing, Electronic Libraries, College Libraries
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Nicholas, David; Huntington, Paul; Jamali, Hamid R. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2007
Utilizing transactional log data taken from digital journal libraries and attitudinal and demographic data derived from a questionnaire survey, the article pieces together evidence concerning the use, users, and role of abstracts in a digital environment. It shows that abstracts are used in large quantities, even when full-text viewing facilities…
Descriptors: Documentation, Use Studies, Users (Information), Electronic Libraries
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Biletskiy, Yevgen; Baghi, Hamidreza; Steele, Jarrett; Vovk, Ruslan – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: Presently, searching the internet for learning material relevant to ones own interest continues to be a time-consuming task. Systems that can suggest learning material (learning objects) to a learner would reduce time spent searching for material, and enable the learner to spend more time for actual learning. The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Internet, Search Engines, Online Searching, Electronic Libraries
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