Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior (Library and Information Science)

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Looking for Information explores human information seeking and use. It provides examples of methods, models and theories used in information behavior research, and reviews more than four decades of research on the topic. The book should prove useful for scholars in related fields, but also for students at the graduate and advanced undergraduate levels. It is intended for use not only in information studies and communication, but also in the disciplines of education, management, business, medicine, nursing, public health, and social work.

This second editon of Looking for Information reflects a vastly increased literature on the topic of information behavior. Among the additions are over 400 new citations to relevant works, most of which appeared between March, 2002, and January, 2006. Many new studies are described in the section reviewing research findings (Chapters Eleven and Twelve), Chapter Nines examples of methods, and a widely expanded discussion of theories applied in information behavior research (Chapter Seven).

*Reviews over 1,100 works -- 60% more than the first edition
*Adds many new studies conducted from 2002 to 2006
*Expanded coverage of models and theories of information behavior
*Many new examples of occupations and roles -- the contexts of information seeking

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Looking for Information Explores human information seeking and use. This title provides examples of methods, models and theories used in information behavior research, and reviews more than four decades of research on the topic. It provides coverage of models and theories of information behavior. It includes many examples of occupations and roles. Full description

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Some reviews of the first edition:

"...an ambitious book...particularly welcome as an academic textbook...a wealth of concrete examples of information seeking in everyday contexts..."
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

"A welcome and ambitious book that should be received with open arms...clear and readable...highly accessible...cannot be overlooked..."
Information Research

"...an especially useful source, assembling and framing user-centered studies...Case has performed a significant service for students and researchers..."
Journal of the Medical Library Association

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