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Human Information Behavior (17:610:510)

Library research guide for Human Information Behavior (17:610:510).


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Sherri Farber
Alexander Library
Rutgers-New Brunswick
Information Literacy Instruction Librarian
SC&I Liaison Group Member

Human information behavior is the study of interactions between people and the various patterns, propositions, semantic content, data, and so on that (arguably) fall under the rubric of “information”; it also extends to the situations or contexts in which these interactions occur. This guide supports inquiry in the area of human information behavior and research assignments associated with 17:610:510 Human Information Behavior

Background Research: general knowledge about the discourse

What are the contexts associated with the topic/issue, and which context will you be exploring?

What terms are used in the topic's discourse, and do they vary depending on academic discipline?

Are there controversies associated with the topic/issue?

Who are the key figures and organizations related to the topic/issue?

Are there significant political, social, technological, or cultural events that have impacted the topic/issue?


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