Publications and Presentations

Recent & forthcoming publications in the Information Literacy/Information Behaviour field


  • Ford, N. (2008) Educational informatics. In: Cronin, B. (ed) Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 42. Information Today. pp497-544.

  • Ford, N. (2008) Web-Based Learning through Educational Informatics: Information Science Meets Educational Computing. IGI Global.

  • Webber, S. (2008) "Educating Web 2.0 LIS students for information literacy." In: Godwin, P. and Parker, J. (eds) Information Literacy meets Library 2.0. London: Facet. pp39-50.


  • Boon, S., Johnston, B. and Webber, S. (2007) "A phenomenographic study of English faculty's conceptions of information literacy." Journal of Documentation, 63 (2), 204-228.

  • Craig, A. & Corrall, S. (2007) “Making a difference? Measuring the impact of an information literacy programme for pre-registration nursing students in the UK.” Health Information and Libraries Journal, 24 (2), 118 - 127.

  • Corrall, S.M. (2007). "Benchmarking strategic engagement with information literacy in higher education: towards a working model" Information Research, 12(4) paper 328.

  • Ford, N. & Mansourian, Y. (2007) “Search persistence and failure on the Web: a
    ‘bounded rationality’ and ‘satisficing’ analysis”. Journal of Documentation, 63 (5), 680-701.

  • Hardy, G. & Corrall, S. (2007) “Revisiting the subject librarian: a study of English, Law and Chemistry.” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 39(2), 79-91.

  • Madden, A., Ford, N. & Miller, D. (2007) “Information resources for schoolchildren: perceived and actual levels of usefulness.” Journal of Documentation, 63(3), 340-358.

  • Webber, S. and Zhu, W. (2007) “Employment information needs of Chinese young adults in Sheffield.” Journal of librarianship and information science, 39(4),223-233.


  • Ford, N. & Mansourian, Y. (2006) “The invisible web: an empirical study of cognitive invisibility.” Journal of documentation, 62(5), 584-596.

  • Ingraham, B., Levy, P., McKenna, C. & Roberts, G. (2006). “Academic literacy in the 21st century” In: Conole, G. & Oliver, M. (eds.) Contemporary Perspectives on e-Learning Research: Themes, Methods and Impact on Practice. London: Routledge.

  • Johnston, B. and Webber, S. (2006) “As we may think: Information Literacy as a discipline for the information age” Research strategies, 20 (3), 108-121.

  • McKinney, P. & Levy, P. (2006). “Inquiry-based learning and information literacy development: a CETL approach.” ITALICS: Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Computer and Information Sciences, 5(2). [Available at]

  • Madden, A.D., Eaglestone, B., Ford, N.J. & Whittle, M. (2006). "Search engines: a first step to finding information: preliminary findings from a study of observed searches." Information Research, 12(2), paper 294 [Available at]

  • Webber, S. (2006) “Information Literacy in Higher Education.” In: Stopar, K. & Rabzeljl. (eds.) Informacijska Pismenost med teorijo in prakso: vloga visokošolskih in specialnih knjižnic: Zbornik prispevkov. [Information Literacy between theory and practice: the role of academic and special libraries: Proceedings.] Ljubljana: ZBDS, pp.9-20.