Youth Information Seeking Behavior: Theories, Models, and Issues

Youth Information Seeking Behavior: Theories, Models, and Issues

by Mary K. Chelton
     
 

ISBN-10: 081084981X

ISBN-13: 9780810849815

Pub. Date: 05/19/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This resource is as much a tribute to its editors and contributors, a cadre of champions who have made the study of this underrepresented group their lifework, as it is a testament to their unwavering respect for the young inquiring mind. It begins with a historical overview of the literature on children's use and understanding of electronic information systems,

Overview

This resource is as much a tribute to its editors and contributors, a cadre of champions who have made the study of this underrepresented group their lifework, as it is a testament to their unwavering respect for the young inquiring mind. It begins with a historical overview of the literature on children's use and understanding of electronic information systems, when these retrieval mechanisms were in their infancy. Subsequent essays by leading figures in the field, all peer-reviewed, highlight the theoretical and empirical progress that has occurred since then. Including classic papers originally published elsewhere, the result is a powerful synthesis of thought, practice, and belief. For practitioners and academics, and all those who seek to better understand the complex dynamics of information seeking among children and young adults. Deserves a place on every professional bookshelf for many years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810849815
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/19/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.58(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
1Information-Seeking Behaviors of Children Using Electronic Information Services During the Early Years: 1980-19901
2Student Learning in the Library: What Library Power Librarians Say37
3Learning and the Digital Library65
4Do Scribes Learn? Copying and Information Use95
5Composing Boolean Search Statements: Self-Confidence, Concept Analysis, Search Logic, and Errors119
6"If You Don't Have It, You Can't Find It": A Close Look at Students' Perceptions of Using Technology145
7Children's Information Choices for Inclusion in a Hypothetical, Child-Constructed Library181
8Children's Information Seeking at School: Findings from a Qualitative Study211
9Domain Knowledge and Children's Search Behavior241
10Research on Children's Information Seeking on the Web271
11Information Seeking on the Web by Elementary School Students293
12Adolescent Decision-Making for Careers: An Exploration of Information Behavior321
13Adolescents' Information Seeking and Utilization in Relation to Drugs353
14Future Direction and Bibliography387
About the Authors399

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