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20 AUGUST 2013

Search log analysis: What it is, what's been done, how to do it

"The use of data stored in transaction logs of Web search engines, Intranets, and Web sites can provide valuable insight into understanding the information–searching process of online searchers. This understanding can enlighten information system design, interface development, and devising the information architecture for content collections. This article presents a review and foundation for conducting Web search transaction log analysis. A methodology is outlined consisting of three stages, which are collection, preparation, and analysis. The three stages of the methodology are presented in detail with discussions of goals, metrics, and processes at each stage. Critical terms in transaction log analysis for Web searching are defined. The strengths and limitations of transaction log analysis as a research method are presented. An application to log client–side interactions that supplements transaction logs is reported on, and the application is made available for use by the research community. Suggestions are provided on ways to leverage the strengths of, while addressing the limitations of, transaction log analysis for Web–searching research. Finally, a complete flat text transaction log from a commercial search engine is available as supplementary material with this manuscript."

(Bernard J. Jansen, 2006)

Jansen, B. J. (2006). "Search log analysis: What it is, what's been done, how to do it." Library & Information Science Research 28(3): 407–432.

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2006 • access log • content collections • datadata collection • electronic record • extended log • human-computer interactioninformation architecture • information retrieval systems • information system design • information-searching process • interaction design • interface development • library systems • log file • online searcher • referrer log • referrer site • searchsearch enginesearch for information • search log analysis • searching application • searching episode • server-side data collection • transaction datatransaction log analysistransaction logging datatransaction logsweb application designweb search engine • web search transaction log analysis • web searching • web systems • web-searching research

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Simon Perkins
21 JULY 2012

What is WorldCat?

"WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information."

(OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)

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1967catalogue • content and services • Dewey Decimal Classificationinformationinformation accessinformation networklibrary • library content • library data • library network • library service • library services • member libraries • network of library content and services • OCLC • Ohio • Ohio College Library Center • Online Computer Library Center • online public access catalogue • OPAC • providing access • public access • resources on the Web • search for informationsearch service • WorldCat • WorldCat libraries

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
14 APRIL 2012

Google Scholar: gateway to published scholarly research

"Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research."

(Google Inc.)

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2004academic essayacademic journal • academic publisher • academic publishers • academic writingArt and Design Index to Thesesassignment writingcitation as a form of persuasionconference proceedings • court opinions • dissertation • education materials • essay writing • gateway to scholarly articles • Google IncGoogle Scholar • information aggregation • knowledge gapknowledge integrationknowledge repositorylist of research sourcesliterature reviewliterature search • online repositories • patentspeer-reviewed journalspublished research • published scholarly research • relevant work • research abstractresearch articlesresearch dissertationresearch projectresearch scholarship • scholarly literature • scholarly researchscholarshipsearchsearch for informationtheoretical contexttheoretical gapthesesthesis • university press

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
01 MAY 2011

Credo Reference Concept Map: visualising search terms for easy reference

"The Concept Map is a visual map that displays how search terms and topics in Credo Reference are interconnected. The Concept Map displays the connections between search results in a visual, interactive and easy–to–use format. It enables users to quickly find information when they don't know what to look for, when they need topic ideas for papers or research projects, or want to expand their knowledge of a given area."

(Credo Reference)

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category • citable information • citeclassificationconcept mapcontent • Credo Reference • encyclopaediainformation in contextknowledge managementlibrarylinkmind mappingonline libraryorganising • reference books • resourcesearchsearch for informationvisualisation

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
27 APRIL 2011

An Introduction to Researchrr

"Looking for a better way to search for information on the web? Tired of navigating through links/unhelpful descriptions not content? We were too. And we made researchrr, an easy to use tool for aggregating relevant content and sources for your research and managing your workflow."

(Kevin McCabe, 25 April 2011, http://researchrr.com/)

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2011aggregating relevant content • Barry Walsh • betacollection • college project • contentcontent integration • Dediserve • desktop metaphordiscontinuedDublinessay writing • finding aid • information on the web • Ivan Tolmachev • Kevin McCabe • knowledge integrationonline • paragraph selection • Republic of Irelandresearchresearch engineresearch sources • Researchrr • school project • searchsearch for informationstart-upstudyingtoolWeb 2.0web appweb applicationweb linksworkflow

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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