Web search : multidisciplinary perspectives /

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Imprint:Berlin : Springer, c2008.
Description:1 online resource (xi, 351 p.) : ill.
Series:Information science and knowledge management, 1568-1300
Information science and knowledge management.
Subject:Web search engines.
Internet searching.
COMPUTERS -- Online Services.
COMPUTERS -- System Administration -- Storage & Retrieval.
Internet searching.
Web search engines.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8887261
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Other authors / contributors:Spink, Amanda.
Zimmer, Michael (Michael T.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Summary:Web search engines have emerged as one of the dominant technologies of modern life, leaving few aspects of our everyday activities untouched. Search engines are not just indispensable tools for finding and accessing information online, but have become a defining component of the human condition and can be conceptualized as a complex behavior embedded within an individual's everyday social, cultural, political, and information-seeking activities. This book investigates Web search from the non-technical perspective, bringing together chapters that represent a range of multidisciplinary theories.
Other form:Print version: Web search. Berlin : Springer, c2008 9783540758280 3540758283