Usable Library of the Week – Portland State University

This week’s usable library is: Portland State University What I like: Library DIY research tutorials LibGuides are well-integrated: same look and feel Course guides (LibGuides) are separated from subject guides Available computers widget

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Top 10 Academic Library Websites 2012

My annual review of academic library websites.  This year I reviewed sites based on the following 10 criteria: Help with research:  If I’m a novice researcher and need to find scholarly sources but don’t know what a “database” is, can I learn to find what I need? ILL:   Can I request a book without needing…

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Best Academic Library Websites 2012 – Part I

I have begun a quest to discover the most intuitive and usable virtual library spaces.   This post is the first in a series highlighting some of the best academic library sites as I stumble across them. Here are two questions I ask myself as I look at a site: 1)  If  I was an undergraduate…

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