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Title: Information searching in a CD-ROM encyclopaedia by school children
Authors: Tan, Jean Lee.
Keywords: DRNTU::Library and information science::Libraries::Information retrieval and analysis
Issue Date: 1998
Abstract: This study investigated the impact of formal instruction on information searching effectiveness and behaviour of secondary school children using a full-text CD-ROM encyclopaedia entitled The 1996 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopaedia. Seventy-eight 13-year-old school children searching information were studied under two conditions. One group was given formal training and the other group was not given formal training. Two information-seeking strategies were taught to the subjects in the treatment group. They were a browse or title search strategy and a more complex, analytical strategy using Boolean query formulation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/20470
Rights: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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