Room 1220

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education


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Presentation Description

We discuss the impact of a metacognitive tool on supporting individuals’ problem solving in digital libraries. The tool centered on “idea tactics” that expert searchers employ to “help improve the searching thinking” during search (Bates, 1979, p. 280). Eight education graduate students performed an initial search in Academic Search Premier using a think aloud protocol. Following access to the tutorial, participants performed additional searches on their topic and utilized the intervention as needed. Assessment focused on the impact of the tutorial on search strategies and outcomes.


Information literacy, Metacognition, Idea tactics, Tutorials

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)


Sep 21st, 1:15 PM Sep 21st, 2:30 PM

Evaluating a Metacognitive Tool on tte Search Behavior of Education Graduate Students in Digital Lib

Room 1220

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