Journals, articles, and databases: Guiding users through the e-resource maze

My library recently launched a new user-friendly journals page.  This page (which I did not create – credit goes to my talented colleagues!) is a great improvement over the previous design.  It has started me thinking about some of the challenges libraries face when providing e-resource access points. Academic library web sites usually have pages labeled…

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What is it? Helping students decipher online resources

Is it a book?  An online journal article? A website?  What is the title?  Is it scholarly? Undergraduate students often struggle with these questions when they encounter resources in a Google search. They have trouble determining if they are looking at a webpage or an e-journal, and cannot decipher article or book citations. This is…

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