In the process of academic research, researchers spend a large time searching for relevant research literature. When the library's electronic resources increase, in order to allow users to search for various resources of the library at the same time on one interface, the Discovery Tool System of the library appears. Google Scholar, launched in 2004, is a search engine that supports academic research, allowing researchers to find relevant and a variety of documents. Many studies have shown that Google Scholar and Discovery Tool System are resources for finding academic information. Studies indicated that the information needs of graduate students are more complex than those of college students. This research intends to use citation analysis, observations and interviews to understand the process of graduate students using the library Discovery Tool System and Google Scholar, and analyze their opinions and suggestions on these two tools.
According to the interview results, graduate students indicated that they will still use the library Discovery Tool System and Google Scholar when they have academic needs in the future. Therefore, the university library Discovery Tool System does not necessarily have to compete with Google scholar, but should make the system interface and screen design clearer and more friendly to help graduate students for their research needs.
Shih-Chuan Chen, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
About the Presenter(s)
Professor Shih-Chuan Chen is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan
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