On 17 March 2016, Mita Williams wrote:
> I would suggest that the best subject list for database list might be the
> list of departments and or faculties you have on campus.
> That's how we chose to express our subject areas (
> Our reasoning was largely based on this paper, "Students, Librarians, and
> Subject Guides: Improving a Poor Rate of Return" by Brenda Reeb and Susan
> Gibbons (
> who suggest that students have a hard time mapping research topics to
> subjects and so ideally, our databases / subject guides should be mapped at
> a course level. That was considered too much for us, so we map to the
> Department level instead.
That's what we did at York, too:
That list hasn't been tended in four years, though, and is under consideration
for being dropped in favour of the sadly ubiquitous LibGuides.
William Denton ↔ Toronto, Canada ↔ https://www.miskatonic.org/