Search and Retrieval

Read or watch these to prepare yourselves for the session

Information in video form


Information in article form

Kuhlthau, C. C. (1991).
Inside the search process:Information seeking from the user's perspective.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 42(5), 361-371.

Croft, W. Bruce, Donald Metzler, and Trevor Strohman.
Search Engines and Information Retrieval.
In Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice, 1-12. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2010.


Things to think about

  • Do I really know how to effectively use any OPAC?
  • What with Google and all its variants, do I really need to know how to effectively use any OPAC?