Information-seeking behaviour and the digital information world

Wilson, T. D.
April 2006
Indexer;Apr2006, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p28
Academic Journal
This paper explores the nature of information-seeking behaviour, showing how behaviour in relation to electronic databases and the World Wide Web may be formed through previous experience of non-electronic sources, such as the telephone directory and the book index. Models of information-seeking behaviour are presented and the difficulties experienced by people in discovering how to search for information are explored, with reference to research in information science.


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