ERIC Number: EJ1207570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Discovery and the Disciplines: An Inquiry into the Role of Subject Databases through Citation Analysis
Pearce, Alexa L.
College & Research Libraries, v80 n2 p195-214 Mar 2019
Libraries have adopted web scale discovery services with the goal of providing their users with a streamlined research experience. However, the single search box that characterizes web scale discovery is one option among many that libraries continue to provide, including subject databases and other legacy tools. Libraries lack evidence regarding which of these tools are best suited to the various stages and levels of expertise that may characterize a user's research process. A case study approach, focusing on the field of academic history, is employed to test the discoverability of a subset of scholarly work across several search platforms.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Databases, Information Retrieval, Library Services, Online Searching, History, Citations (References), Expertise
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A