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      User behaviour: searching for scholarly material using electronic resource discovery systems

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      Proceedings of HCI 2010 (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction

      6 - 10 September 2010

      User behaviour, information seeking, ERDS, searching, storage

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            This paper reports on user behaviour when interacting with various electronic resource discovery systems (ERDS) while searching for scholarly material. It focuses on the search strategies applied by 34 students and researchers in Business and Economics from three UK universities to find relevant information on a specified topic. The findings of the study are presented in relation to existing information-seeking models. Although there are a lot of similarities between existing models we have found some differences between those and our study. These are: the use of personal/ social networks to develop keywords for the queries as well as obtaining relevant material, study participants very rarely applied only one search strategy but tended to carry out combined searches which vary depending on the user group, and participants used different means of storing material. We expect these findings to help shape a set of requirements for next generation information discovery provisions in academic libraries.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            September 2010
            September 2010
            : 17-26
            Affiliations
            [0001]Interaction Design Centre, Middlesex University Learning

            The Burroughs, Hendon London NW4 4BT
            [0002]Resources, Middlesex University

            The Burroughs, Hendon London NW4 4BT
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2010.5
            399c0fc5-ab62-4fb3-85f1-1310db1b6961
            © Hanna Stelmaszewska et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of HCI 2010, University of Abertay, Dundee, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of HCI 2010
            HCI
            24
            University of Abertay, Dundee, UK
            6 - 10 September 2010
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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