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Lessons learned at Confab 2014
Friday, June 6,
Now including real people!
Replacing the database of databases
• Emily wants to find databases related
to environmental science (#5698)
• Brandon wants to find GIS data sets (#5756)
• Brandon wants to find maps (#5965)
• Brandon wants to find ebooks (#5515)
• Brandon wants to find a dissertation (#5966)
• Renee wants to browse streaming films (#5711)
• Renee wants to find music to use in her class (#5967)
• Chey wants to find a newspaper article (#5714)
• Elle wants to help a student find a play for a theater
• Emily wants to search for images of hawks (#5964)
Task 1: Find a Book
Scenario: You want to find a book to read over the
summer. Where would you start & what would you
100% successful on first attempt
4 out of 4 searched Summon or Catalog
Task 2: Find a specific database
Scenario: Your professor told you to use JStor to find
articles for your research paper. How could you go
about doing that?
3 out of 4 went to the databases tab
1 searched the website
2 wanted to go to Search & Find first (had
used the website before)
Task 3: Find a Specific Journal-NY Times
Scenario: You want to find out if the library has the
New York Times. How would you do that?
2 went to the Journal tab and typed New
York Times, 1 went to Summon/Catalog
1 went to Databases tab and clicked, “N”
Task 4: Search the website
Scenario: You want to find out what software is
installed on library computers and didn’t have any
luck looking around on the website. How would you
search to find this information?
Everyone went to “Our Website.”
3 of 4 did this on first attempt, one said he
would call on the phone first
Task 5: Find databases by subject
Scenario: Your professor told you the library has
subject-specific search tools for finding articles in
particular disciplines. You want to see all of the search
engines the library has related to Marketing. How
would you do this?
2 went to the Databases tab and used the
“Browse by Subject” option, 1 typed
“Marketing” in the search box
1 went to “Our Website”
What did you think of the searching options? Do you
think you would be able to do research easily from
Appreciate that searching options are located in a central location on
It is easier to switch between searching for different kinds of items.
Searching options are simple.
Tabs make research easier.
Similar to old website.
Easy to conduct research.