Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior, 4th Edition
Donald O. Case, University of Kentucky, USA
Lisa M. Given, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Jens-Erik Mai, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
The 4th edition of this popular and well-cited text presents a comprehensive review of more than a century of research on information behavior (IB) and related topics with over 1500 citations to relevant works. The book is intended for students and scholars in information studies, education, communication, health, and other disciplines interested in research on people's information activities. This book is used regularly in doctoral and masters-level courses examining IB, information practices, reference services, and information retrieval.
Publication Date: 29 April 2016
Format print: Hardback
Page count: 528
About the Author(s)
Donald O. Case is Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, a former faculty member at UCLA and a past President of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). His research interests include information behavior and the social and educational effects of information technologies. Professor Case was author of the Third Edition of Looking for Information (2012).
Lisa M. Given is Professor of Information Studies and a Research Fellow of the Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales. A former Director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology in Canada, Lisa's research interests include information behavior, web usability, social media use, health informatics, information literacy and qualitative inquiry.