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Browsing and Searching E-encyclopaedias

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Browsing and Searching E-encyclopaedias
Educational websites and electronic encyclopaedias employ many of the same design elements, such as hyperlinks, frames and search mechanisms. This paper asks to what extent recommendations from the world of web design can be applied to e-encyclopaedias, through an evaluation of users' browsing and searching behaviour in the free, web-based versions of Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Concise Columbia Encyclopaedia and Microsoft's Encarta. It is discovered that e-encyclopaedias have a unique set of design requirements, as users' expectations are inherited from the worlds of both web and print.
Ruth Wilson, Julie Shortreed, Monica Landoni
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where RIAO
Authors Ruth Wilson, Julie Shortreed, Monica Landoni
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