Information Retrieval Skills of Research Scholars of Social Sciences: A Study

  • M. R. Murali Prasad
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8839)


The main purpose of the study is to examine the information retrieval skills of social science scholars in Hyderabad, India. The data is collected through a questionnaire from 210 research scholars of social sciences to determine the preferred communication channels to search research information along with preferred search terms, concept understanding, key word searches, usage of Boolean operators for a given title, and identification of appropriate references.


Information search social sciences information literacy information seeking behavior 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Murali Prasad
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  1. 1.Centre for Economic and Social StudiesHyderabadIndia

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