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Students experience of Metalib and Google Scholar
Institutionen för informatik och media, Uppsala universitet.
Stockholm University, University Library.
Stockholm University, University Library.
2006 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The report describes a study in which 32 C/D level students searched for material for their thesis using the search tools Google Scholar and Metalib. Half of the subjects had prior instruction in using the tools. Results consist of answers to a questionnaire, analysis of amount and type of documents found, and time spent on different search activities. The study concludes that overall, students were not very satisfied with either tool. However, Google Scholar performed relatively better in almost all measurements. Results for both tools were improved by instruction in terms of number of documents saved (Metalib, Google Scholar) and type of document saved (Google Scholar).

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Stockholm: universitetsbiblioteket , 2006. , 158 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-1264OAI: diva2:189734
Available from: 2006-09-08 Created: 2006-09-08 Last updated: 2009-09-23Bibliographically approved

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