Survey 2010 comments: website

1. I have always enjoyed the help of my subject specialist, Frank Conaway. Without this service, I would not have been able to get a hold of many of the materials required for important papers. I would like to see this service continue and for specialists to be more clearly defined on the website.

2. I have been impressed and really satisfied with the vast amount of information that I can access just using the library's web site and online collections. Please keep supporting these media -- they are so helpful to someone who often works on school work at night and on the weekends, from home.

3. Also, it would be a great help to have a mobile website and/or mobile resources for iPhone, etc.The website is much better than what it used to be. However, it is still very difficult to navigate.

4. The library website, in general, is quite useful. However, getting to certain collections takes quite a few steps, and is not clearly navigable.

5. The website is still a little intimidating to me. I don't know the difference between Lens, WorldCat, etc. I usually find what I need after stumbling around, but I could probably do so faster if I knew what I was doing. I do like the shortcut to JSTOR on the front page. That makes things much easier for me.

6. generally speaking - it would be great if it were easier to find what you want online from lib.uchicago.edu - it should not be 300 links to things on a web page under categories - it should be organized in terms of the tasks people actually do online - measure your clickthru behavior.

7. I found the library's updated website a little difficult to navigate. In particular, the "Database Finder" and "E-Journals" are almost exactly the same, except one doesn't have the links to Jstor, etc. on the right hand side. Why not consolidate them? I often want to go straight to Jstor.

8. The website is confusing and counter-intuitively organized. Even after having been here for seven years, I still have to search around for basic information.

9. Library website could be organized better for easier access.

10. The library website is awful--not user friendly at all. There is no good way to search multiple online databases for articles--you have to search each database individually.

11. The Library website is user un-friendly.

12. The library website is awful--not user friendly at all.

13. it might be helpful to redesign the library website to make it a bit more user-friendly,

14. The library website is difficult to navigate when I am looking for something specific.

15. The website can be hard to navigate if one is not familiar with all the terms (lens etc.).

16. The website is exceedingly hard to navigate, which gives trouble all along the line.

17. The library's site is not clear. It is confusing as to where to start and there is no class during a convenient time to know more.

18. The website is much better than what it used to be. However, it is still very difficult to navigate.

19. Haven't been introduced to the Library's system. Tried searching for information in my first quarter at Booth and found it difficult to navigate through the system (online articles).

20. but the search/accessibility is an issue. There should either be more tutoring on how to use the search engine or it should be more user friendly. i.e. accessing JSTOR, etc.

21. I come from a law background and am used to quick text searches such as in Lexis or Westlaw. Granted it's easier said than done, but it would be very helpful at the U of C to be able to search for content more easily.

22. The Library website's opening hours don't work with firefox on linux.

23. It bothers me that the Library Website pops up a new window when performing a search, I think it's distracting and should have the option of either continuing in the same window or opening the search in a new tab.

24. since the computers at the library come up with the library's website as home page, it would be nice to have links to pertinent sites like CMail, etc.

25. It is so hard to find references to on-line journal articles using the library's website that i use web of science and then click "find it"

26. The SFX interface could use a little work too: for one thing, it's annoying that it opens results in a new window.

27. Also, the Cross Search feature is endlessly difficult and confusing. I feel like I have to relearn the process every time I visit the site. Many steps, odd fitting pages, some windows pop out, others open new tabs, it often isn't clear what is and is not available, and by the end, I have 35 windows open on my computer.

28. The search tool on the library's website for finding journal articles (not journals) is very poor. I assume most students search google scholar and then find the article through the library site, which requires opening several windows for some reason.

29. The website is still a little intimidating to me. I don't know the difference between Lens, WorldCat, etc. I usually find what I need after stumbling around, but I could probably do so faster if I knew what I was doing. I do like the shortcut to JSTOR on the front page. That makes things much easier for me.

30. The library needs to communicate more effectively on what services it has available, and needs a much better, more intuitive web portal.

31. Being in the Business School no one ever told me where the libraries were or what I could access in each of them - or maybe I was told, but I missed it? In any case something like that a link on the main library page would be useful - unless it's already there...

32. Also, have you ever noticed how the hours for the new Harper study commons are nowhere to be found on the library website? Try finding them.

33. The website is not good at all. I am using the service provided by the library. But I am using Google scholar most of time instead of the library websites unless I need to check the catalog.

34. I have experienced in the past that the Lens search did not work from the homepage search bar.

35. I once wanted to find out how to mail a recalled book to the Regenstein library and had a very difficult time finding that information.

36. website is confusing

37. Finally, I never use the search bar on the library's main page, as it often returns irrelevant search results. I always hit the 'Go' button to bring up the new tab and use the full search bar on that page.

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