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Purdue University Libraries is conducting a user evaluation to study interaction with a new literature search tool and compare this tool with Google Scholar. This new tool allows a user to search for scholarly information from multiple resources and examine search results in a consistent format. In the evaluation participants will be asked to complete a set of testing tasks with the new search tool and Google Scholar and provide feedback. The evaluation is expected to take up to 1.5 hours of time. Participants will receive $15 for completing the study.

Participant requirements are: (1) Ages 18 and above; (2) Currently enrolled graduate students at Purdue University; and (3) Good understanding of scholarly information resources such as databases and peer-reviewed journals.

Please contact Tao Zhang at zhan1022@purdue.edu to schedule an evaluation time.