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INTRODUCING STUDENTS TO LIBRARY RESOURCES THROUGH GOOGLE BOOKS AND SCHOLAR DIANE FULKERSON UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC FLORIDA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION.

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1 INTRODUCING STUDENTS TO LIBRARY RESOURCES THROUGH GOOGLE BOOKS AND SCHOLAR DIANE FULKERSON UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC FLORIDA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION APRIL 18, 2012 First Year Students and Beyond

2 Why use Google Scholar/Books? Students start research at Google Difficulty searching databases Develop search terms Easy to use interface Better sources for projects

3 USF Poly and Library Instruction Increased number of instruction sessions Added Google class to Open Door Sessions Created handout for Google Scholar Incorporated Google Scholar/Books into instruction Google Scholar/USF Database connection Off-campus access

4 Google Books and Scholar Class How to navigate library homepage Set up scholar preferences o Default to USF Library Google Scholar/Books exercise o Search strategies for Google Books and Scholar o Finding full text articles o Books at USF vs. another library

5 Google Scholar Preferences

6 Advanced Scholar Search

7 Google Books Basic/Advanced Search

8 Connecting it to Information Literacy? Beyond basic Google search screen Non-librarian search interface Develop better search strategies Find scholarly materials Better search results make better choices

9 Outcomes Colleagues include Google in instruction Feedback from students and instructors Used something familiar to students Provided easy access to library materials Used one minute paper for assessment Building on this years results

10 Additional Resources National Resource Center First Year Experience and Students In Transition: FYE: Connecting First-Year College Students with the Library: Herrera, Gail. (2011). Google Scholar Users and User Behaviors: An Exploratory Study. College & Research Libraries, 72(4) Howland, Jared L., Wright, Thomas C., Boughan, Rebecca A. and Roberts, Brian C. (2009). How Scholarly is Google Scholar? A Comparison to Library Databases. College & Research Libraries, 70(3)

11 Final Thoughts Questions and Comments Contact information


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