ERIC Number: EJ529757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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What Are They Doing with the Internet? A Study of User Information Seeking Behaviors.
He, Peter Wei; Jacobson, Trudi E.
Internet Reference Services Quarterly, v1 n1 p31-51 1996
Library staff at State University of New York at Albany surveyed 96 patrons in a 2-month period regarding their Internet usage. Gender, college status, and prior experience were sources of differences in searching and browsing behavior and in attitudes toward Internet usefulness. Libraries should actively create new Internet access points and individualized training. Contains 15 tables. (LAM)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Behavior Patterns, Cognitive Style, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Internet, Library Instruction, Library Surveys, Online Searching, Prior Learning, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Use Studies, Users (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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