Librarian Bronwen Maxson has co-authored an article in the Journal of Academic Librarianship

Librarian Bronwen Maxson has co-authored an article in the Journal of Academic librarianship titled, Boolean redux: Performance of advanced versus simple Boolean searches and implications for upper-level instruction. It is a follow up to an article about teaching Boolean in introductory-level instruction. This time we looked at the usefulness of teaching the nuances of using the AND, OR, and NOT search operators in upper-level instruction especially in disciplinary contexts and with discipline-specific databases like Dialnet, the open access (OA) database from Spain. While teaching Boolean operators may not be the best use of limited instruction time, the need to understand and learn these techniques varies by database and discipline. If you would like to know more about the article there's an available OA copy in Scholars' Bank that is embargoed for everyone outside of UO: https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/handle/1794/25561

The Journal of Academic Librarianship

 

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