publication . Article . 2007

Study of Online Electronic Information search skills among Ph.D. Students at Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran

Abbas Eslami; Hamid Keshavarz;
Open Access Persian
  • Published: 01 Oct 2007 Journal: Iranian Journal of Information Processing & Management, volume 23, issue 1, pages 45-60 (issn: 2251-8223, eissn: 2251-8231, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Iranian Research Institute for Information and Technology
Analyzing 60 questionnaires collected, it was determined that the preliminary web and search tool skills of students studied were lesser than average (37.5%). Most of the members of the population studied, generally considered themselves as being “veterans”, i.e. a person that is successful in finding the needed information but who most of the time needs assistance. Students were most familiar with Google and Yahoo search engines, and with Elsevier specialized database. Search Engines and Database usage were also investigated. The average employment of the Boolean operators was 34.7%, with “+” operator having the highest and “-“ operator having the least usage. ...
free text keywords: Search Skills, Search Engines, Google, Yahoo, Graduate, lcsh:Bibliography. Library science. Information resources, lcsh:Z
25 references, page 1 of 2

0 2 : 3 t a r i.

8. Choo, C. W., C. Marton. 2003. Information seeking on the Web by women in IT professions. Internet research: electronic networking applications and policy 13(4): 267-280. (accessed Feburary 10, 2006).

9. Fensel, D., J. A. Hendler, H. Lieberman, and W. Wahlster., eds. 2005. Spinning the Semantic Web: bringing the World Wide Web to its full potential. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

10. Fritch, J. W., and R. L. Cromwell. 2001. Evaluating Internet resources: Identity, affiliation, and cognitive authority in a networked world. Journal of the American society for information science and technology 52(6): 499-507. [OpenAIRE]

11. Frutos, M. B., and E. Higueras. 2003. SEEKS: Adult learners' information seeking strategies in the information society: Taxonomy and research design: Results of pilot studies. (accessed Feburary 10, 2005).

12. Marchionini, G. 1997. Information seeking in electronic environments. New York: Cambridge university. (accessed Feburary 10, 2004).

13. Mukundan, S. 2004. Spinning the semantic web. On the horizon 12(2): 74- 78.

14. Spink, A., H. C. Ozmutlu, and S. Ozmutlu. 2002. Multitasking information seeking and searching processes. Journal of the American society for information science and technology 53(8): 639-652.

15. Tabatabai, D. and B. M. Shore. 2005. How experts and novices search the Web. Library and information science research 27(2): 222-248.

1. Tabatabai

2. Shore

3. SEEKS: Adult learners' information seeking strategies in the Information Society

4. Information Seeking Behaviors: ISBs

5. Screen Capture Camera

6. log file

25 references, page 1 of 2
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue