Sunday, October 22, 2006

Boy are you ever dumb!

I had one of those moments where I say to myself “boy are you ever dumb” (referring to myself, not a patron) today. Saturday I was working on the reference desk and got a phone call from a student who was having trouble accessing the full text on EBM Reviews. He was clicking on the UBC E-link button and not getting anything. I tried it and encountered the same difficulty, but came up with what I thought was a brilliant workaround – go through Google Scholar (the influence of my mentor, no doubt!).

I mentioned this to a classmate, Bill, who said, “Don’t you just click on the EBM Topic Review link?”

The only mystery is how I accessed EBM Reviews for our expert searching assignment . . .

2 Comments:

Blogger Dean Giustini said...

Right - it's not always apparent to users how to get the full-text review in EBMR. Some click the UBC eLink and they believe that will lead them to it - no such luck! Dean

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