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Shenton, A.K. (2007). The Paradoxical World of Young People’s Information Behavior. United Kingdom.

Although thousands of articles about information behavior have been published in recent years, little attention has been given to the paradoxes that emerge in terms of either the features of such behavior or the investigation of it through research. This article draws on a wide range of studies, many conducted by the author, to explore 10 particular paradoxes that are apparent in the information behavior of children and young people. Several indicate discrepancies between theory and practice, whereas others show that when some priorities are addressed, other areas of concern may suffer.

School Libraries Worldwide, 13(2), 1-17.

Subject categories: 10, 16

Abstract submitted by Rachel Pultusker, University of Michigan.


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