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Abstract

This article is the second student contribution to the Dissertations into Practice feature. It reports on a study that investigated the everyday health information‐seeking practices of a small group of the ‘general public’ and the implications for information‐seeking theory and health information provision. The first student article, about the implementation of radio frequency identification (RFID) in a hospital library, was very different, and the two articles illustrate the broad spectrum of possible subjects for the Dissertations into Practice feature. This study was conducted in summer 2011 by Abir Mukherjee for his MSc dissertation in the Library and Information Sciences programme at City University London. Further information and copies of the full dissertation may be obtained from Abir Mukherjee or David Bawden.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2012

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