Information Seeking in Electronic Environments

Information Seeking in Electronic Environments

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Describes how the strategies we use to locate information have begun to change as a result of computers and telecommunications technology.First, searching an online database is clearly faster than searching a manual index, especially when the search spans ... different sites, including offices and homes - the indexes come to the user rather than the information seekers going to them. ... Third, the quality of searches can be better in online environments because a variety of entry points can be used, possibly including text words in abstracts.

Title:Information Seeking in Electronic Environments
Author:Gary Marchionini
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1997-03-13


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