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Writing for the Web

  • Get to the point
    You have three seconds or less for your text to attract readers' attention on the web. Be brief.
  • F-Shaped reading pattern
    Web readers skim text in an F-shaped pattern. Place your key points carefully.

References and recommended reading

Hintz, K., Farrar, P., Eshghi, S., Sobol, B., Naslund, J.-A., Lee, T., Stephens, T., et al. (2010). Letting students take the lead: A user-centred approach to evaluating subject guides. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 5(4), 39-52.
Little, J. J. (2010). Cognitive load theory and library research guides. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 15(1), 53-63.
Reeb, B., & Gibbons, S. (2004). Students, librarians, and subject guides: Improving a poor rate of return. Portal : Libraries and the Academy, 4(1), 123-130.
Roberts, S., & Hunter, D. (2011). New library, new librarian, new student: Using libguides to reach the virtual student. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 5(1/2), 67-75. doi:10.1080/1533290X.2011.570552

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