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The information gateway: Designing a front‐end interface to enhance library instruction

Philip J. Smith (Associate professor at the Cognitive Systems Engineering Laboratory, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
Virginia Tiefel (Director of library user education at The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, Ohio.)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 April 1992

Abstract

Effective problem solving in a complex society requires educated citizens who possess the ability to identify, acquire, and evaluate available information on a particular topic, question, or problem. With the vast increase in the quantity of information available today, however, many people experience great difficulty with such information‐seeking activities. This difficulty is often exacerbated by the need to use cumbersome computer systems to gain access to much of this information.

Citation

Smith, P.J. and Tiefel, V. (1992), "The information gateway: Designing a front‐end interface to enhance library instruction", Reference Services Review, Vol. 20 No. 4, pp. 37-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb049165

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MCB UP Ltd

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