INF 1325: Online Information Retrieval - Reading List

INF 1325: Online Information Retrieval



025.524 M294M3 vol. 1 – 2 hour loan
Armstrong, C. J., and Andrew Large, eds. Manual of Online Search Strategies. 3rd ed. Aldershot, England: Gower, 2001.

025.524 B433L – 2 hour loan
Bell, Suzanne. Librarian's Guide to Online Searching. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.

025.524 B142M – 2 hour loan
Baeza-Yates, Ricardo, and Berthier Ribeiro-Neto. Modern Information Retrieval. New York: ACM Press, 1999.

658.4038 C548I3 – 2 hour loan
Choo, Chun Wei. Information Management for the Intelligent Organization. 3rd ed. Medford, NJ: Information Today Inc., 2002.

025.04 C548I – 2 hour loan
Choo, Chun Wei, Brian Detlor and Don Turnbull. Web Work: Information Seeking and Knowledge Work on the World Wide Web. Boston: Kluwer, 2000.

025.04 C552I2 – 2 day loan
Chowdhury, G. G. Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval. 2nd ed. London: Facet, 2004.

Halavais, A. Search Engine Society. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2009

025.524 W179P2 – 2 hour loan
Walker, Geraldene and Joseph Janes. Online Retrieval: A Dialogue of Theory and Practice, ed. Carol Tenopir, 2d ed. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1999.


Belkin, Nicholas J. "Helping people find what they don't know." Communications of the ACM. 43(8), 2000: 58-61.

Choo, C.W., Detlor, B., & Turnbull, D. 2000. Information Seeking on the Web: An Integrated Model of Browsing and Searching. First Monday, 5(2), Available at

Drabenstott, Karen M. "Why I still teach online searching." Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 45(1), 2004: 75-82.

Tenopir, Carol "Why I still teach DIALOG?" Library Journal 5/1/2001


Bell, Suzanne. 2009. Librarian's Guide to Online Searching
Chapter 1: Database Structure for Everyone: Records, Fields and Indexes
Chapters 4-8: Social Science Databases; Databases for Science and Medicine; Bibliographic Databases; Humanities Databases; Numerical Databases

Walker and Janes. 1999. Online Retrieval: A Dialogue of Theory and Practice
Chapter 5: Database Construction and Structure


Armstrong, C. J., and Andrew Large. Manual of Online Search Strategies. Vol. 1 – Chap. 1. "Search Strategies: Some General Considerations." pp. 1–22.

Bell, Suzanne. 2009. Librarian's Guide to Online Searching
Chapter 2, 3: Working with Databases - The Searcher's Toolkit: Part 1 & 2

Ojala, Marydee. "When bad searches happen to good searchers." Online, 27 (1), 2003: 58-60.

Quint, Barbara "Inside a Searcher's Mind: The Seven Stages of an Online Search - Part 1" Online 15(3), 1991: 13-18;
"Part 2" Online 15(4), 1991: 28-35.

Walker and Janes. 1999. Online Retrieval: A Dialogue of Theory and Practice
Chapter 6: Search Technique
Chapter 7: Using Controlled Vocabulary
Chapter 8: Searching Using Free Text
Chapter 12: Evaluating Your Results


Bell, Suzanne. 2009. Librarian's Guide to Online Searching
Chapter 9: Focus on People - The Reference Interview

Dervin, Brenda and Patricia Dewdney. "Neutral Questioning: A New Approach to the Reference Interview." RQ 25 (Summer 1986) : 506–513.

Dewdney, Patricia and Michell, G. "Asking 'Why' Questions in the Reference Interview: A Theoretical Justification." Library Quarterly 67, no. 1 (January 1997): 50–71.


"Special Issue on Federated Searching." Internet Reference Services Quarterly 12, no. 3/4 (September, 2007)

Christenson, H. & R. Tennant (2005). "Integrating information resources: principles, technologies and approaches." In partial fulfillment of National Science Foundation Award #03337101

Jacso, Peter. "Thoughts About Federated Searching." Information Today 21, no. 9 (October 2004) : 17, 20.

Jacso, Peter. "As We May Search - Comparison of Major Features of Citation-based and Citation-enhanced Databases (Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar)." Current Science 89(9), 2005: 1537-1547.

Tennant, Roy. "The Right Solution: Federated Search Tools." Library Journal 128, no. 11 (June 15, 2003): 28, 30.


Liddy, Elizabeth. "How a search engine works." Searcher 9, no. 5 (May 2001) : 38-29, 42-45.

Topi, Heikki and Wendy Lucas. "Mix and Match: Combining Terms and Operators for Successful Web Searches." Information Processing & Management 41, no. 4 (July 2005) : 801-817.

Vaughan, Liwen and Mike Thelwall. "Search Engine Coverage Bias: Evidence and Possible Causes." Information Processing & Management 40, no. 4 (2004) : 693-707.

Spink, Amanda, Dietmar Wolfram, Bernard J. Jansen, and Tefko Saracevic "Searching the Web: The public and their queries." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 52(3), 2001: 226-234


Cagan, Penny. "Value-Added Research: Taking the Next Step." EContent 23, no. 3 (June/July 2000) : 45–48.

Chochrek, Denise. "Market the Value of Your Competitive Intelligence: An Added Role for the Information Center." Information Outlook 4, no. 2 (February 2000) (Special issue on Competitive Intelligence): 32–35.

De Stricker, Ulla. "Marketing with a Capital ‘S’: Strategic Planning for Knowledged Based Services." Information Outlook 2, no. 2 (February 1998) : 28–32.

Ebbinghouse, Carol. "Disclaiming Liability." Searcher 8, no. 3 (March 2000) : 66–71.

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Froehlich, Thomas. J. "Ethical Considerations of Information Professionals." In Annual Review of Information Science and Technology. Vol. 27, ed. Martha E. Williams, 291–324. Medford, NJ: Learned Information/ASIS, 1992.

Jones, Rebecca, and Jane Dysart. "Designing -- and Redesigning -- Information Services for Maximum Impact." Information Outlook 6, no. 1 (Jan. 2002): 22-25.

Tenopir, Carol. "Online Databases - Sorting Through Online Systems." Library Journal May 1, 2002.

Vine, Rita. "Real People Don't Do Boolean: How to Teach End Users to Find High-Quality Information on the Internet." Information Outlook5, no. 3 (March 2001) : 16–23.

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Webber, Sheila Anne Elizabeth. "Pricing and Marketing Online Information Services." In Annual Review of Information Science and Technology. Vol. 33, ed. Martha E. Williams, 39–83. Medford, NJ: Learned Information/ASIS, 1998.