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How users approach discovery tools
Researchers observed 21 participants (undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty) conduct known item and topic searches using EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)™1, Ex Libris’ Primo®2, and Serials Solutions’®3 Summon™4 ...
Millennial students' mental models of search: Implications for academic librarians and database developers
Today's college students, with their exposure to new technologies, exhibit generational differences in the way in which they search for information. Observations of first-year college students' research behavior revealed ...
Millennial Students' Mental Models of Information Retrieval
This qualitative study examines first-year college students’ online search habits in order to identify patterns in millennials’ mental models of information retrieval. The study employed a combination of modified contextual ...