Which Parts of Search Results do Researchers Check when Selecting Academic Documents?

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Our goal is to propose an alternative retrieval system of academic documents based on researcher's behavior in practice. In this study, a questionnaire survey was conducted. Question items were developed from findings in the previous observational study for researcher's behavior. From the results of 46 respondents, the top three elements checked in the search results were title, abstract, and the full-text version. They also checked structure "Introduction" in the full-text rather than other structures when they found previous research in an unfamiliar field. These results indicate that researchers use different ways for selecting documents based on the type of documents they look for.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJCDL 2018 - Proceedings of the 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351782
Publication statusPublished - May 23 2018
Event18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2018 - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: Jun 3 2018Jun 7 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
ISSN (Print)1552-5996


Other18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFort Worth

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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