Discovery Tools in the Classroom: A Usability Study and Implications for Information Literacy Instruction

@inproceedings{Tonyan2019DiscoveryTI,
  title={Discovery Tools in the Classroom: A Usability Study and Implications for Information Literacy Instruction},
  author={Joel Tonyan and Christi Piper},
  year={2019}
}
AbstractIn 2016, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) library acquired ProQuest’s discovery tool Summon. To determine when information literacy instruction using Summon would be effective and what aspects should be taught, librarians conducted a usability study. Students completed tasks focused on determining whether Summon is intuitive and whether the interface needs to be taught. Results indicate that students are comfortable with the interface and have few problems with the… CONTINUE READING

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