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Ensor, Pat – Information Technology and Libraries, 1992
Discussion of keyword and Boolean searching techniques in online public access catalogs (OPACs) focuses on a study conducted at Indiana State University that examined users' attitudes toward searching on NOTIS (Northwestern Online Total Integrated System). Relevant literature is reviewed, and implications for library instruction are suggested. (17…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Higher Education, Library Catalogs, Library Instruction
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Ensor, Pat – College and Research Libraries, 1992
Describes results of a survey conducted at Indiana State University libraries that studied patron perceptions and demographics related to keyword searching on LUIS, the online public access catalog (OPAC) available through NOTIS (Northwestern Online Total Integrated System.) Demographics studied include age, status, frequency of LUIS use, and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, College Libraries, Higher Education, Library Catalogs
Ensor, Pat – 1990
This report presents the results of a study which explored how patron perceptions and demographics related to keyword/Boolean searching on Indiana State University's (ISU) Library User Information System (LUIS), the online public access catalog (OPAC). Two general theses guide the study: (1) whether the use or non-use of keyword searching on LUIS…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computer Literacy, Demography, Higher Education
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Ensor, Pat – RQ, 1992
A study of users' keyword searching success and knowledge using the NOTIS online catalog at Indiana State University revealed a low rate of knowledge about keyword searching. Frequency of catalog use, previous online database searching or computer coursework, and library instruction were found to correlate well with search success and keyword…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Correlation, Higher Education, Library Instruction