Presentation Type

Presentation

Description

Librarians listened and observed as undergraduate students tackled a typical research-based assignment using broad-based discovery tools, including Google Scholar, Web of Science and Summon. We will discuss what we learned about the research processes our users have developed, how they fit unfamiliar tools into those processes, how they carry early experiences from high school and public libraries into their college searching, and the implications for effectively introducing new tools into our users' research processes.

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Other

Start Date

10-2-2012 10:10 AM

End Date

10-2-2012 10:55 AM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19982

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Feb 10th, 10:10 AM Feb 10th, 10:55 AM

Old Habits Are Hard to Break: Lessons Learned from a Qualitative Research Study

Librarians listened and observed as undergraduate students tackled a typical research-based assignment using broad-based discovery tools, including Google Scholar, Web of Science and Summon. We will discuss what we learned about the research processes our users have developed, how they fit unfamiliar tools into those processes, how they carry early experiences from high school and public libraries into their college searching, and the implications for effectively introducing new tools into our users' research processes.