Looking for Information : a survey of research on information seeking, needs and behavior / edited by Donald O. Case.

Now in its third edition, this book is the most comprehensive text on the topics of information seeking, information behavior and information practices. Coverage includes the nature of information, information needs and uses, sensemaking, information avoidance, communication among scientists and sch...

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Other Authors: Case, Donald Owen.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Bingley, UK : Emerald Group Pub., 2012.
Edition:3rd ed.
Series:Library and information science (New York, N.Y.)
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Summary:Now in its third edition, this book is the most comprehensive text on the topics of information seeking, information behavior and information practices. Coverage includes the nature of information, information needs and uses, sensemaking, information avoidance, communication among scientists and scholars, relevant social and psychological theories, models of information behavior, and applicable research methodologies. Interdisciplinary in the choice of examples, the book cites research in information studies, communication, education, management, medicine, sociology and psychology.
The book is intended for students and scholars in library and information science, communication, education and related disciplines. Presenting a broad view of these topics, this text is suitable as a companion for courses ranging from undergraduate level to doctoral studies related to information-seeking, information practices and information behavior.
Physical Description:xvi, 491 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-480) and indexes.
ISBN:9781780526546
1780526547
ISSN:1876-0562