29 8 / 2013

"Taken together, what we have is a “this is really important to me” operator. We found this interesting, as one of the Information Literacy Librarians pointed out that this is exactly what their students seemed to think that quotes around terms did in a query. Anecdotally, they have observed students consistently putting single terms in quotes while searching. This behavior seems to indicate that students do not have the same understanding of phrase searching as librarians. Summon’s current use of the quote operator seems to favor the students’ concept."

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