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by Donald O. Case

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Title:Looking for Information, Second Edition: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior (Library and Information Science)
Authors:Donald O. Case
Info:Academic Press (2006), Edition: 2, Hardcover, 440 pages
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This book is an excellent primer on the field of information behavior. Unlike most textbooks, this book walks the fine line between being beyond the beginner and being patronizingly didactic. It is also a handy research tool with a glossary, author index, topic index, discussion questions, an extensive bibliography at the end of the book and recommended readings at the end of each chapter. The book has 13 chapters, which makes it perfect for assigning a chapter a week in the standard semester. This is definitely one of the most readable and interesting textbooks I've encountered in my academic career. ( )
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"...an excellent, long-needed text. Nothing quite like it is available...this will become the standard work in the area..."
T.D. Wilson, Emeritus, University of Sheffield, U.K.

"...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

"...It should appear on reading lists and bookshelves across a number of academic fields."
FIRST MONDAY.com --T.D. Wilson, Emeritus, University of Sheffield, U.K.
  Sherri28 | Dec 25, 2007 |
Summarizes research concerning the information seeking habits of members of various occupations. ( )
  Bob1438 | Feb 7, 2007 |
Amazing book about information behavior. A perfect review of the research within LIS. ( )
  cyrille | Dec 14, 2006 |
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"A welcome and ambitious book that should be received with open arms... With all that said, although the book is ambitious it is not exhaustive and some areas have been left out..."
 
"Overall, this second edition confirms the work as one of the most useful 'standard works' in the information science canon and it will serve as a valuable reference source for teachers and students alike, although the price is still likely to be a deterrent to purchase."
 
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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). This title reviews over 1,100 works - 60 per cent more than the first edition. It adds many new studies conducted from 2002 to 2006. It provides expanded coverage of models and theories of information behavior. It includes many new examples of occupations and roles - the contexts of information seeking.

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