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Students' attitudes towards e-books in a Scottish higher education institute. Part 3: Search and browse tasks

Abdullah, Noorhidawati and Gibb, F. (2009) Students' attitudes towards e-books in a Scottish higher education institute. Part 3: Search and browse tasks. Library Review, 58 (1). pp. 17-27. ISSN 0024-2535

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the third of three inter-related experiments investigating the use and usability of e-books in Higher Education based on experiments conducted at the University of Strathclyde. This study has looked in greater detail at user interactions with e-books for reference purposes by focusing on searching and browsing tasks using three search tools: back-of the-book index (BoBI), table of contents (ToC) and full text search (FTS).