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Information Seeking Behavior Of Scientists In Venezuela, Simon Luis Aristeguieta Trillos Dec 2010

Information Seeking Behavior Of Scientists In Venezuela, Simon Luis Aristeguieta Trillos

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Information is one the essential elements of science. It is an imperative condition that researchers review antecedent works as they advance and create new knowledge. Knowledge creation in science is a process of adding and refining new pieces of data, information, and knowledge to what has already been accomplished by others. Few scientific communities have unlimited access to scientific information sources. Most communities’ access to information is limited by economic, social, cultural, and technological conditions.

This study investigates information seeking behavior and information dissemination practices of the Venezuelan scientific community. A model of scholarly communication in a context of dependency …