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Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 69 Issue 2

The stranger's tale: information seeking as an outsider activity

Frances Hultgren

With a departure point in the Schutzian concept of “The stranger”, the aim of the article is to examine the usefulness of the concept as a tool for understanding…

A memo of qualitative research for information science: toward theory construction

Sylvain K. Cibangu

The purpose of this paper is to advocate for a clearer and less fragmentary use of qualitative research in the increasingly interdisciplinary research setting of…

Contents and structure of abstracts

Alenka Šauperl, Nina Jamar, Lenka Němečková, Eliška Veselá, Victor Dobrovolny

Publishers of some scientific journals and the ISO standard require or recommend specific information to be present in abstracts. However, little is known whether this is…

Patterns of graduate students' information seeking behavior: a meta‐synthesis of the literature

Amy Catalano

The purpose of this review is to draw out patterns of information seeking behavior of graduate students as described in the empirical research published from 1997 to the present.

Building on models of information behaviour: linking information seeking and communication

Andrew Robson, Lyn Robinson

This paper aims to gain insights from existing models of information behaviour, building on them to develop a new model which, unlike most others, encompasses both…

The three dimensions of informetrics: a conceptual view

Raf Guns

The aim of this paper is to propose a conceptual model of the field of informetrics. Specifically, the paper argues that informetrics comprises the study of entities in…

Interpreting reference work with contemporary practice theory

Mary F. Cavanagh

In an increasingly competitive field of socially mediated information and knowledge available online, the public library's traditional services are increasingly questioned…



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