ERIC Number: EJ606799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Encounters with the OPAC: On-Line Searching in Public Libraries.
Slone, Deborah J.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, v51 n8 p757-73 Jun 2000
Reports on a qualitative study that explored strategies and behaviors of public library users during interaction with an online public access catalog, and users' confidence in finding needed information online. Discusses results of questionnaires, interviews, and observations that examined unknown-item searches, area searches, and known-item searches. Questionnaire and sample log sheet are appended. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A