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Title: Information Seeking Behavior of Geoscientists / Julie Hallmark Bichteler
Authors: Hallmark, Julie
Ward, Dederick
Keywords: Geoscientists
Information Seeking Behavior
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Special Libraries Association http://www.sla.org
Citation: Information Seeking Behavior of Geoscientists (with Dederick Ward). 1989. Special Libraries 80:169-178.
Series/Report no.: Published Papers;A-1989-020
Abstract: Authors investigated problems encountered by geoscientists retrieving and processing information. Through interviews and questionnaires, geologists judged the importance of information sources and described their continuous and "on-demand" modes of information seeking. Journals and personal contacts rank highest. Geologists show little interest in end-user searching and need additional training in information services, sources, and procedures. Results also illustrate opinions of foreign language literature, variations in patterns of information seeking which depend on professional position and time available, and problems resulting from constraints set by employers. Several implications for librarians emerge from this study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/715
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