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Modern pathfinders : creating better research guides

Author: Jason Puckett
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Whether you call them research guides, subject guides or pathfinders, web-based guides are a great way to create customized support tools for a specific audience: a class, a group, or anyone engaging in research. Studies show that library guides are often difficult, confusing, or overwhelming, causing users to give up and just fall back on search engines such as Google. How can librarians create more effective,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Puckett, Jason, 1969-
Modern pathfinders.
[Place of publication not identified] : Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015
(OCoLC)928686672
(DLC) 2015037946
(OCoLC)925410945
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Puckett
ISBN: 9780838988183 0838988180
OCLC Number: 961828339
Description: 1 online resource (x, 145 pages ): illustrations.
Contents: Research guides and instructional theory --
Learning objectives in research guides --
Learning styles --
Designing and writing for better usability --
Assessment --
Planning, coordinating, and administrating guides. Introduction. Research guides and instructional theory --
Learning objectives in research guides --
Learning styles --
Designing and writing for better usability --
Assessment --
Planning, coordinating, and administrating guides. Author biography
Responsibility: by Jason Puckett.

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"Whether you call them research guides, subject guides or pathfinders, web-based guides are a great way to create customized support tools for a specific audience: a class, a group, or anyone engaging in research. Studies show that library guides are often difficult, confusing, or overwhelming, causing users to give up and just fall back on search engines such as Google. How can librarians create more effective, less confusing, and simply better research guides? In Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides, author Jason Puckett takes proven ideas from instructional design and user experience web design and combines them into easy-to-understand principles for making your research guides better teaching tools. It doesn't matter what software your library uses; the advice and techniques in this book will help you create guides that are easier for your users to understand and more effective to use"--

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