Reduction Deduction: Facets as a Key Ingredient to Searching Effectively in a Discovery Layer Chapter uri icon


  • One of the benefits of a discovery layer is the large number and variety of results. In order to search effectively, students must learn to narrow down those results in a meaningful way. This activity helps students tap into prior learning by exploring their natural use of facets and limiters in commercial online shopping. Students are then asked to transfer their shopping behaviors into the discovery layer using the facets and limiters.

author list (cited authors)

  • Graves, S., & LeMire, S.

complete list of authors

  • Graves, S||LeMire, S

editor list (cited editors)

  • Fawley, N., & Krysak, N.

Book Title

  • The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans

publication date

  • 2016