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Title:Information behaviour
Editor:Stilwell, ChristineISNI
Periodical:Innovation: Journal of Appropriate Librarianship and Information Work in Southern Africa (ISSN 1025-8892)
Geographic terms:South Africa
Subjects:information behaviour
Abstract:This issue has a special focus on information behaviour in South Africa. In her introductory article Christine Stilwell reports on the extent and nature of research on information behaviour in the South African context from 1980 to date. In a health-related study Ina Fourie reports on an exploratory study on information needs and information behaviour conducted with patients and families in a palliative cancer care setting. The tertiary education sector is the setting for the next two papers. The first, by Tusiwe Hadebe and Ruth Hoskins, relates to the use of electronic databases by master's students in the Faculty of Humanities, Development and Social Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus. Lindall Adams reports on an investigation into uncertainty in the information seeking behaviour of Generation Y students at the University of Stellenbosch. The final study, by Edda Tandi Lwoga, Patrick Ngulube and Christine Stilwell, deals with the information needs and information seeking behaviour of small-scale farmers in Tanzania. [ASC Leiden abstract]