Determining the usability of ebooks using the think-aloud method
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The widespread acceptance and enthusiasm for eJournals in recent years has led to an increased interest in developing eBook collections in academic libraries. It is generally assumed that eBooks provide the same level of convenience and usability to patrons as eJournals have. This qualitative research study examined the usability of eBooks by observing the strategies of undergraduate science students while they performed information retrieval tasks in print books and eBooks.
think aloud method
information seeking behaviour
undergraduate science students
DescriptionSelinda Adelle Berg, Clinical Medicine Librarian, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kristin Hoffmann, Head, Research & Instructional Services, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, email@example.com; Diane Dawson, Natural Sciences Liaison Librarian, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org
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