Information seeking behaviour : a conceptual framework

Robert Koja-Odongo, Robert Mostert
2013 South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science  
The concepts defining information, information needs, information seeking and information use have undergone significant evolution since they were first introduced. A number of information seeking and retrieval studies seem to focus on these concepts, albeit in different ways. It is widely understood that concepts form the basis for describing and explaining phenomena and processes in a field of study. Within the field of Information Science, many of the concepts used need to be understood in
more » ... rms of research context, as a variety of meanings can be attached to most concepts. The article specifically aims to review major studies (e.g.
doi:10.7553/72-3-1112 fatcat:7hgxafuee5a5zindq5qngqa24y