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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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Case, Donald Owen.
Format: Book
Published: Bingley, UK : Emerald Group Pub., 2012.
Edition:3rd ed.
Series:Library and information science (New York, N.Y.)
Table of Contents:
  • Introductions and examples: Information behavior : an introduction ; Common examples of information behavior
  • Concepts relevant to information behavior: Concept of information ; Information needs and information seeking ; Related concepts
  • Models, paradigms, and theories in the study of information behavior: Models of information behavior ; Metatheories, paradigms, and theories
  • Methods for studying information behavior: The research process ; Methods : examples by type
  • Research results and reflections: Reviewing the research : its history, size, and topics ; Research by occupation ; Research by social role and demographic group ; Reviewing, critiquing, concluding
  • Appendix A: Glossary
  • Appendix B: Questions for discussion and application.