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Current Cites: July 2015 

Stohn, Christine. How Do Users Search and Discover? Findings from Ex Libris User Research  (May 2015) (http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/files/Products/Primo/HowDoUsersSearchandDiscover.pdf). - Both libraries and database providers have an interest in the way users search, but only the database companies have access to the huge search logs of their discovery systems. Due to the critical stake of the commercial companies in search behavior, they also fund staff to analyze their search logs. Ex Libris has generously shared a summary of its research in this brief monograph. They use log analysis along with user studies and usability studies to improve the design of their Web interfaces. The user studies covered four academic levels, five countries and a dozen subject areas. The study concluded that “[d]iscovery consists of several core concepts:” search and find, learning, exploration, and personalization. Each is explained as they relate to the Ex Libris discovery service Primo, but the light that they shed on user search behavior is useful for any library. - NN



JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIANSHIP 

2015

A Review of "Breakpoint: Why the Web Will Implode, Search Will Be Obsolete, and Everything Else You Need to Know About Technology Is in Your Brain."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 27 no. 3 (July - Sept. 2015); pages 217 - 218
  DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2015.1059672 

A Review of "Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusion: Information Policy and the Public Library."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 27 no. 2 (April - June 2015); pages 144 - 145
  DOI:10.1080/1941126X.2015.1029789 

A Review of "Guide to Reference in Medicine and Health."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 27 no. 1 (Jan. - Mar. 2015); pages 67 - 68
  DOI:10.1080/1941126X.2015.999575

2014

A Review of “The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide.”   Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship , vol. 26 no. 4 (Oct. - Dec. 2014): pages 307 - 308
    DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2014.972124

.A Review of “Planning Our Future Libraries: Blueprints for 2025”    Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 26 no. 3 (Jul - Sep 2014): pages 225 - 226
     DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2014.939045

" A Review of Google Search Secrets."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 26 no. 2 (Apr - Jun 2014): pages 160 - 161
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2014.910421

" A Review of The Best 100 Free Apps for Libraries."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 26 no. 1 (Jan - Mar 2014): pages 83 - 85
     DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2014.880024

" Literacy is Dead: Internet Librarian 2013."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, vol. 26 no. 1 (Jan - Mar 2014): pages 66 - 68    
      DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2014.878634

2013

" A Review of Reference and Information Services: An Introduction."   Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 25 no. 4 (Oct - Dec 2013): pages 328 - 329
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2013.847699

" A Review of Using Social Media in Libraries: Best Practices."  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 25 no. 3 (Jul - Sep 2013): pages 247 - 248
     DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2013.813325    

" A Review of The Googlization of Everything (and Why We Should Worry.)"   Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship  vol. 25 no. 2 (Apr - Jun 2013): pages 165 - 166 
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2013.785308

2012

" A Review Of Electronic Resources Management In The Academic Library: A Professional Guide." Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 24 no. 3 (Jul - Sep 2012): pages 247 - 249
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2012.706155

Nyland,  Nancy M. " Book Reviewer Introduction: Nancy M. Nyland." Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 24 no. 1 (Jan - Mar 2012): pages 74 - 75
     DOI:  10.1080/1941126X.2012.657502

Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources

2013

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Women & Men."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources  vol. 34 nos. 1 - 2 (Winter-Spring 2013): page 32

" Women's Movement. Sylvia Engdahl, ed., The Women's Liberation Movement, reviewed by Nancy Nyland."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources vol. 33 no. 4 (Fall 2012): page 23

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Grants for Women."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources   vol. 33 no. 3 (Summer 2012): page 19 

     This article reviews the book Directory of Financial Aids for Women, 2012 - 2014, edited by Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber.

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Women In Developing Countries." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly Of Women's Studies Resources vol. 33 no. 2 (Spring 2012): page 24.

     This article reviews the book Women in Developing Countries: A Reference Handbook, by Karen L. Kinnear.

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Young Women's Series."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources vol. 33 no. 1 (Winter 2012): pages 24 - 25

     This article reviews the book Relationships: 21st Century Roles by Bethany Bezdecheck.

" The Palgrave Handbook Of Gender And Healthcare ." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources   vol. 32, no. 2 (Spring 2011): pages 25 - 26.

" In Our Control: The Complete Guide To Contraceptive Choices For Women." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources  vol. 32, no. 1 (Winter 2011): page 31.

2010

"New Reference Works in Women's Studies: Historical Queerness." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources vol. 31, nos. 1/2 (Winter-Spring 2010): page 36.

     The article reviews the book Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgenders by Keith Stern.

2008

 " New Reference Works in Women's Studies."  Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources vol. 29, no. 2 (Spring 2008): page 19.

     The article reviews the book Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Popular Culture by Luca Prono.

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