Information Seeking Behavior of Academic Scientists

Bradley M. Hemminger
Dihui Lu
K.T. L. Vaughan, James Madison University
Stephanie J. Adams


The information seeking behavior of academic scientists is being transformed by the availability of electronic resources for searching, retrieving, and reading scholarly materials. A census survey was conducted of academic science researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to capture their current information seeking behavior. Nine hundred two subjects (26%) completed responses to a 15-minute Web-based survey. The survey questions were designed to quantify the transition to electronic ...