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Title:Information seeking with Wikipedia on the iPod touch
Author(s):Hahn, James F.
Subject(s):iPod touch
Abstract:The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a usability study which inquired into undergraduate student information seeking with Wikipedia on the iPod touch. Students characterize the overall nature of information searched for with the Wikipedia app to be for recreational and for short factual information. Recreational searching as a way in which undergraduate students utilize mobile technology is an earlier finding of Wikipedia iPod usage, and is verified as a trend of undergraduate student search using the iPod. All undergraduate student participants of the Wikipedia app on a mobile interface report this tool as helping to become more efficient in their research. Students viewed Wikipedia articles about people and concepts more so than other article types.
Issue Date:2010
Citation Info:Hahn, J. (2010). Information seeking with Wikipedia on the iPod touch. Reference Services Review, 38 (2) 284-298.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Sponsor:The author wishes to acknowledge the Research and Publication Committee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, which provided support for the completion of this research.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-02-17

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