Initiating the learning process: A model for federated searching and information literacy

Labelle, Patrick R. Initiating the learning process: A model for federated searching and information literacy. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 2007, vol. 12, n. 3/4, pp. 237-252. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Access to federated search tools is increasing and many academic libraries are now looking beyond implementation, and are considering the broader implications of federated searching such as its impact on information literacy programs. Although this emerging technology is still experiencing acknowledged growing pains, its potential for transforming the way students conduct research is promising. Reviewing information seeking behavior research and analyzing how federated searching fits within the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000) enables academic librarians to consider an integrative instructional model that utilizes federated searching as a way of initiating the learning process.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: information literacy federated searching information seeking behavior native interface searching instruction teaching learning instructional design
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CD. User training, promotion, activities, education.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HL. Databases and database Networking.
Depositing user: Patrick R. Labelle
Date deposited: 15 Dec 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:56


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