Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 57 Issue 4

The choice of initial web search strategies: a comparison between Finnish and American searchers

Mirja Iivonen, Marilyn Domas White

This paper uses a mix of qualitative and quantitative methodology to analyse differences between Finnish and American web searchers (n=27 per country) in their choice of…

Dretske’s semantic information theory and meta‐theories in library and information science

Ellen Bonnevie

This article presents the semantic information theory, formulated by the philosopher Fred I. Dretske, as a contribution to the discussion of metatheories and their…

Consistency of textual expression in newspaper articles: an argument for semantically based query expansion

Raija Lehtokangas, Kalervo Järvelin

This article investigates how consistent different newspapers are in their choice of words when writing about the same news events. News articles on the same news events…

The need for European Union information amongst women in the United Kingdom: results of a survey

Rita Marcella

This paper describes the results of an exploratory survey by questionnaire distributed via a variety of information agencies, designed to investigate women’s information…



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