User Success in the Library Catalog. Margo. Cal State LA. Fall 2000: 19,593 students (13,808 FTES) 2/3 are 1 st generation to receive a college degree 2/3 do not speak English as their 1 st language or in their homes. Library Exit Survey. Week 6
Reaction to specific requests is that we have what they are requesting. Users don’t know how to use the catalog.
Define the research topic.
Determine the information requirements for the research question.
Locate and retrieve relevant information.
Title search in keyword
Subject heading syntax
ISSNTypes of Problems with No Hits
abusive child (Los Angeles)
american japanesse women
Causes of ectasy (drug)
Child development (government document)
City map monterey park
Csla thesis physical education
Frankenstein and Dis(re)membered identity
Government assistance in the united states and w…
History museum in los angeles
Improve public education
Indians of north america – laguna
Introduction to the Primates (Book Review)Sample Keyword Problems
Emotions and film
Racism in the media
Stereotypes fairy tales
Why people use drugs
Theories of rape
Shelter of battled women
Victorian literature and culture
Women stereotypes in media
Writing a thesis
Youth social promotionSample Subject Searches with no Hits
Collaborative instruction with content instructors for vocabulary and concept development
Subject vs. keyword
Spelling, plurals, abbreviations
Selecting, refining/ narrowing, a topic.
Selecting search terms (keywords).
Refine vocabulary terms used.
How to use the library catalog (author/title/ keyword/subject restrictions).Instructional Issues for Consideration