Client Achievement in the Library Index.


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Response to particular solicitations is that we have what they are asking. ... Woody woodpecker. Composing a postulation. Wrongful end. Youth social advancement. Subject ...
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Client Success in the Library Catalog Margo

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Cal State LA Fall 2000: 19,593 understudies (13,808 FTES) 2/3 are 1 st era to get a higher education 2/3 don\'t communicate in English as their 1 st dialect or in their homes

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Library Exit Survey Week 6 Reaction to particular solicitations is that we have what they are asking. Clients don\'t know how to utilize the list.

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Learning Outcomes Define the exploration point . Figuring an examination question. Selecting, refining/narrowing, a subject. Selecting look terms (watchwords). Decide the data prerequisites for the examination question. Controlled vocabulary Locate and recover applicable data. Request help at the Reference Desk. Refine vocabulary terms utilized. Instructions to utilize the library index (creator/title/watchword/subject confinements).

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INNOPAC Logging Weeks 6-10 of Summer 2000 Quarter Fall 2000 Quarter Winter 2001 Quarter

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Types of Searches

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Typical User Problems with OPAC Tend to hunt subjects with low achievement Reluctant to peruse excessively numerous records (>30 or 100?) Inappropriate vocabulary Spelling and typographical blunders Bibliographic principles Boolean rationale

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Successful Searches (1-99 hits)

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Abbreviations Spelling Typographical mistakes Plural Stopwords Number/date Subject idea Cataloging rules Title look in watchword Subject heading punctuation Database seek Author seek Reserves ISSN Types of Problems without any Hits

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Unsuccessful Keyword Searches 15%  30% had 100 or more hits 4%  0% had no hits

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(The responses of youthful grown-up ladies) injurious kid (Los Angeles) american japanesse ladies Bascketball Mexican instruction Causes of ectasy (medication) Child advancement (government report) City map monterey park Critical considering() Popocatepetl viagra Csla theory physical training dimorphisms Frankenstein and Dis(re)membered personality Government help with the unified states and w… History exhibition hall in los angeles Improve state funded instruction Indians of north america – laguna J.F.K. Prologue to the Primates (Book Review) Sample Keyword Problems

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Keyword Problems Abbreviations (AIDS) No space between words Alternate word endings (mexican instruction) Journal titles, diary truncations & ISSNs

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Typical issues Misspellings and errors 20% (CSULA 48%) Items not held 39% Native speakers more prone to utilize plural word shapes Experiment with equivalent words and option words

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Unsuccessful Subject Searching Approx. half recover no hits 18-20% recover more than 100

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grown-up connection and impact on child rearing Adhd Affirmative activity Conflict hypothesis Emotions and film Pasadena history Prop 21 Racism in the media Ritual veils Stereotypes fables Why individuals use drugs Theories of assault Shelter of fought ladies Victorian writing and culture Women generalizations in media Woody woodpecker Writing a postulation Wrongful end Youth social advancement Sample Subject Searches without any Hits

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Subject Searching Frequent utilization of subject hunt (at any rate subsequent to 1983) Some lessening in SU to KW Controlled vocabulary reliably an issue (1993) Too expansive Too contract Users commonly identify with what they know Multiple techniques/options an issue

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1993 Recommendations (Wallace) Spell checker Natural dialect Natural dialect connected to LCSH Tutorial when no hits

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1997 Recommendations (Hildreth) Natural dialect info Relevance positioned yield Hypertext

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Technical Issues for Consideration Spell checker No hits  lexicon/thesaurus/reference book No hits in SU  KW look consequently PubMed sort scanning that naturally checks words for subject heading and uses both catchphrase and subject Automatic cause or message to request help without any hits?

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Collaborative direction with substance educators for vocabulary and idea advancement Subject versus catchphrase Synonyms Spelling, plurals, contractions Selecting, refining/narrowing, a point. Selecting look terms (catchphrases). Controlled vocabulary Refine vocabulary terms utilized. The most effective method to utilize the library list (creator/title/watchword/subject confinements). Instructional Issues for Consideration

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