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Title: Information-Seeking Behavior of Meteorologists and Other Atmospheric Scientists: Access and Retrieval of Cited References Issues in Science and Technology Libraries
Authors: Hallmark, Julie
Keywords: Technical libraries-- United States
Scientific libraries-- United States
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Science and Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, which is a division of the American Library Association. http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/aboutacrl/acrlsections/sciencetech/sts.htm
Citation: Information-Seeking Behavior of Meteorologists and Other Atmospheric Scientists: Access and Retrieval of Cited References Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Summer 2003.
Series/Report no.: Published Papers;A-2003-002
Abstract: This study describes the methods of access and retrieval of journal articles that were cited during 2000-2001 by atmospheric scientists from universities, federal government agencies, and private research institutes. Citations to articles originally published during 1995-2000 were chosen from the bibliographies of current articles published in eight journals in the atmospheric sciences. Each of one hundred authors received a personalized letter and brief questionnaire that addressed methods of access and retrieval of one of their cited articles. A large majority of those participating in the study reported that they used traditional (non-electronic) methods for both access and retrieval of that particular citation. Participants were also asked to comment on problems encountered in using electronic journals as well as problems with access and use of data for their research. Results provide a snapshot of the current information-seeking behavior of these scientists. The return rate of 61% suggests a high level of concern for their journal literature in this user community.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/692
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