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Cooper, Linda – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1997
Discusses the problems encountered by elementary school children in retrieving information from a library catalog, either the traditional card catalog or an OPAC (online public access catalog). An alternative system of classification using colors and symbols is described that was developed in the Common School (Amherst, Massachusetts). (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Classification, Elementary Education, Information Retrieval, Learning Resources Centers
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Silkes, Sandi R. – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1997
Presents a cognitive model that provides a user-centered perspective of the information retrieval process and confirms the problematic nature of online library catalogs for children. Related research is reviewed, and it is concluded that developing children's thinking skills will help them search for information. (71 references) (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Information Retrieval, Learning Resources Centers, Library Catalogs