The search activities and information retrieval consist of selecting of the information mass those elements that It assist satisfactorily the information needs of a group or individual, in the instant of your solicitation. Those activities, are own of the professional librarian, because, the essence of the Librarianship consists of locating, to treat, to store, to retrieval and to disseminate the information. But, with the development of the information and communication technologies the storage capacity in databases is growing, as well as the direct access of the users to the information, turning the information retrieval in half electronic a quite complex task. These factors take to investigate if the users have been getting to supply your information needs efficiently, without the professional librarian as intermediate. It was proposed the study of the behavior of a sample of the students of the powders graduation of the UNESP-Marília in the search activities and information retrieval in databases specialized, through the application of questionnaires and observations of your search procedures. With support of pertinent theoretical referential to the theme, the data were tabulated and analyzed quantitative and qualitative. As results, it was verified that several problems impede that the users take advantage of all the potentiality that the bases of data now offer for the information retrieval. It is ended that, the studies on the behavior of the users' search and the inherent knowledge to the librarian, they can contribute to the design of systems of information retrieval and more efficient search interfaces.
Garcia, Rodrigo-Moreira A busca da informação especializada e a efetividade de sua recuperação: interação entre bibliotecário, usuário e base de dados., 2005 Scientific Initiation thesis, Universidade Estadual Paulista – UNESP. [Thesis] http://eprints.rclis.org/16207/