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Youth Information Seeking Behavior : Theories, Models, and Issues - Mary K. Chelton

Youth Information Seeking Behavior

Theories, Models, and Issues

By: Mary K. Chelton (Editor), Colleen Cool (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th May 2004
ISBN: 9780810849815
Number Of Pages: 424

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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.

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...a thorough, well-organized presentation of what is needed to teach research adequately...This volume would be an excellent addition to the school library curriculum at graduate schools...--School Library Journal

Introductionp. vii
Information-Seeking Behaviors of Children Using Electronic Information Services During the Early Years: 1980-1990p. 1
Student Learning in the Library: What Library Power Librarians Sayp. 37
Learning and the Digital Libraryp. 65
Do Scribes Learn? Copying and Information Usep. 95
Composing Boolean Search Statements: Self-Confidence, Concept Analysis, Search Logic, and Errorsp. 119
"If You Don't Have It, You Can't Find It": A Close Look at Students' Perceptions of Using Technologyp. 145
Children's Information Choices for Inclusion in a Hypothetical, Child-Constructed Libraryp. 181
Children's Information Seeking at School: Findings from a Qualitative Studyp. 211
Domain Knowledge and Children's Search Behaviorp. 241
Research on Children's Information Seeking on the Webp. 271
Information Seeking on the Web by Elementary School Studentsp. 293
Adolescent Decision-Making for Careers: An Exploration of Information Behaviorp. 321
Adolescents' Information Seeking and Utilization in Relation to Drugsp. 353
Future Direction and Bibliographyp. 387
About the Authorsp. 399
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ISBN: 9780810849815
ISBN-10: 081084981X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 28th May 2004
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.79 x 13.77  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.49