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Students, Librarians, and Subject Guides: Improving a Poor Rate of Return

From: portal: Libraries and the Academy
Volume 4, Number 1, January 2004
pp. 123-130 | 10.1353/pla.2004.0020


Librarians use subject guides to introduce students to library materials. Surveys, usability tests, and usage statistics demonstrate that students do not relate well to subject guides. We suggest that library resources organized or delivered at a course level are more in line with how undergraduate students approach library research.