Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 62 Issue 6

User‐defined relevance criteria in web searching

Reijo Savolainen, Jarkko Kari

The purpose of this paper is to specify user‐defined relevance criteria by which people select hyperlinks and pages in web searching.

Children's use of the internet for information‐seeking

Andrew D. Madden, Nigel J. Ford, David Miller, Philippa Levy

A common criticism of research into information seeking on the internet is that information seekers are restricted by the demands of the researcher. Another criticism is…


This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/eb026702. When citing the…

Revisiting user studies and information needs

T.D. Wilson

The purpose of this paper is to respond to Bawden's review of Wilson's 1981 paper, “On user studies and information needs”.

Developing the information literacy self‐efficacy scale

S. Serap Kurbanoglu, Buket Akkoyunlu, Aysun Umay

The main aim of this paper is to describe the development of a scale designed to measure self‐efficacy for information literacy.

Methods for evaluating dynamic changes in search engine rankings: a case study

Judit Bar‐Ilan, Mark Levene, Mazlita Mat‐Hassan

The objective of this paper is to characterize the changes in the rankings of the top ten results of major search engines over time and to compare the rankings between…

Users, user studies and human information behaviour

David Bawden

The purpose of this paper is to review Wilson's (1981) seminal article, “On user studies and information needs” (Journal of Documentation, 1981, Vol. 37 No. 1, pp. 3‐15…



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