The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Information-seeking behaviour and the digital information world

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2006), 25, (1), 28–31.

Abstract

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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Wilson, T. D.