ERIC Number: EJ656191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Accidentally Found on Purpose: Information-Seeking Behavior of Historians in Archives.
Duff, Wendy M.; Johnson, Catherine A.
Library Quarterly, v72 n4 p472-96 Oct 2002
Reports on a qualitative research study of the information-seeking behavior of historians. Investigates how they locate primary sources, carry out their research, and use archival materials; and identifies four different types of information-seeking activities, including orienting oneself to materials, seeking know materials, building contextual knowledge, and identifying relevant material. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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