Search and Retrieval

Watch these three examples of information in video form

Which speaks more to your understanding of information retrieval. This one?

Or, this one?

Or, this one?


Topics from these two readings may come up in class

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?


Ad-Hoc Retrieval

We will attempt to emulate our real retrieval expert today, but if this is something you find interesting, you might want to look him up and ask about his research.

after winning NSF award

Dr. Jaime Arguello

is an Assistant Professor at SILS and his research focus is on the topic of Information Retrieval.

He recently won a National Sciences Foundation Award to Study Ways to Make Search Results More Effective and Useful.