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Author
Carstens, Carola; Rittberger, Marc; Wissel, Verena:

Title:
Information search behaviour in the German Education Index

Source:
In: World Digital Libraries, 4 (2011) 1 , 388-398

Language:
Englisch

Document type
3a. Beiträge in begutachteten Zeitschriften; Aufsatz (keine besondere Kategorie)

Schlagwörter:
Bildungsinformation, Deutschland, Elektronische Bibliothek, Information Retrieval, Logdatei, Nutzerverhalten, Strategie, Suchmaschine


Abstract(englisch):
This paper presents results from the analysis of user interactions in the GEI (German Education Index) specialised search engine. The main interest of this study is getting insights into the GEI users typical search behaviour to identify optimisation potential for the further development of the GEI search engine. Based on a sample of query logfiles, the study has revealed that the users apply advanced search functionalities and query reformulation tactics adequately, though not frequently, and that more support in their application could possibly increase the effectiveness of the searches in the GEI. (DIPF/Orig.)


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