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How first-year students navigate the stacks: implications for improving wayfinding

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Title: How first-year students navigate the stacks: implications for improving wayfinding
Author(s): Hahn, James F.; Zitron, Lizz
Subject(s): wayfinding first-year undergraduate students Undergraduate libraries. undergraduate students
Abstract: First-year undergraduate students frequently encounter navigation problems in locating known items in the library. This study follows students through the library collection after they have a call number in order to uncover attributes of building layout that aid navigation and identify fail points. Researchers used ethnographic methodologies of interviewing, observation, and a “think-aloud protocol” to understand the first-year student’s conceptual frame in navigating library collections.
Issue Date: 2011-09
Citation Info: Hahn, J. & Zitron, L. (2011). How first-year students navigate the stacks: implications for improving wayfinding. Reference & User Services Quarterly 51 (1)
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://www.rusq.org/ http://hdl.handle.net/2142/24002
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-05-21
 

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