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How do I find an article? Insights from a Web usability study
Journal of Academic Librarianship (2002)
  • Barbara J Cockrell, Western Michigan University
  • Elaine A Jayne, Western Michigan University
Abstract
This article reports on participants’ success in performing a common task, that of finding an article. In a Web usability study, participants’ search paths and comments revealed widespread confusion about the article-finding process and also pointed out weaknesses in our Web site. This information led to improvements in the site.
Keywords
  • Web usability tests,
  • Academic libraries,
  • student research behavior
Publication Date
2002
Citation Information
Barbara J Cockrell and Elaine A Jayne. "How do I find an article? Insights from a Web usability study" Journal of Academic Librarianship Vol. 28 Iss. 3 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barbara_cockrell/2/