The many faces of accessibility: engineers' perception of information sources

  title={The many faces of accessibility: engineers' perception of information sources},
  author={Raya Fidel and M. Green},
  journal={Inf. Process. Manag.},
  • Raya Fidel, M. Green
  • Published 2004
  • Computer Science
  • Inf. Process. Manag.
  • Numerous studies of engineers' information seeking behavior have found that accessibility was the factor that influenced most their selection of information sources. [...] Key Result Future research should continue to examine the concept of accessibility through detailed empirical investigations.Expand Abstract
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    An empirical analysis of engineers' information behaviors
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    Investigating Information Seekers' Selection of Interpersonal and Impersonal Sources
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    Accessibility and management of information sources in contexts: A case study among research engineers
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