Non-Academic Multiple Source Use On The Internet

Authored by: Ladislao Salmerón , Yvonne Kammerer , Pablo Delgado

Handbook of Multiple Source Use

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138646599
eBook ISBN: 9781315627496
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315627496-17

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Abstract

The Internet is a network that enables individuals worldwide to comfortably and instantly retrieve an unprecedented amount of information on almost any topic. Individuals commonly use the Internet for formal research activities in educational contexts (e.g., Salmerón, Strømsø, Kammerer, Stadtler, & van den Broek, in press); however, they also use it to make informed decisions and to seek knowledge and advice about personal, medical, environmental, political, and financial issues (Estabrook, Witt, & Rainie, 2007; Smith, 2009). In this chapter, we focus on the use of multiple online sources to seek information in such informal or non-academic contexts.

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