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Human Information Behavior (17:610:510)

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

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.

Some Essential Questions to Guide You:

“x” is a topic and population

  • What information resources are used in x?
  • What information behaviors occur in x?
  • What are the characteristics of the information environment in x?
  • What is the nature of information in x?

You may think the process of picking a topic, researching, and writing your assignment looks like this:

Instead, the process is more like this:


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