List of my publications over the RECENT years (2000-2008)

 English Papers:

Mansourian, Y. (2010), Evolving perceptions of LIS students about their discipline: An action research with inquiry-based learning approach, Library Review, Vol. 59, No. 3, PP. 185 - 197.

Mansourian, Y. (2008). “Exploratory nature of and uncertainty tolerance in qualitative research”. New Library World, Vol. 109 No. 5-6, pp. 273-286.

Mansourian, Y. (2008). "Keeping a learning diary to enhance researchers’ understanding of and users’ skills in web searching". Library Review, Vol. 57, No. 9, pp. 690-699.

Mansourian, Y., Ford, N., Webber, S. Madden, A. (2008). "An integrative model of 'information visibility' and 'information seeking' on the Web". Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems. Vol. 42 No. 4, pp. 402-417.

Mansourian, Y. (2008). Web search efficacy: definition and implementation, Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 349-363.

Mansourian, Y. (2008). “Contextualization of Web searching: a Grounded Theory approach”. Electronic Library, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 202-214.

Mansourian, Y. (2008). “Coping strategies Web searching”. Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems. Vol. 42 No. 1, pp. 128-39.

Mansourian, Y. (2008). "Contextual elements and conceptual components of information visibility on the Web. Library Hi Tech. (accepted and in press)

Mansourian, Y. and Ford, N. (2007). Web searchers’ attributions of success and failure: an empirical study”. Journal of Documentation, Vol. 63 No. 5, pp. 659-679.

 Mansourian, Y. and Ford, N. (2007). Search persistence and failure on the Web: a “bounded rationality” and “satisficing” analysis. Journal of Documentation, Vol. 63 No. 5 pp. 680-701.

 Mansourian, Y. and Madden, A. (2007). “Methodological approaches in web search research”. Electronic Library, Vol. 25. No.1, pp. 90-101.

Mansourian, Y. and Madden, A. (2007). “Perceptions of the web as a search tool amongst researchers in biological sciences Biologists”. New Library World Vol. 108 No. 9/10, pp. 407-421.

Mansourian, Y. (2006). “Adoption of Grounded Theory in LIS research”. New Library World, Vol. 107 No. 9/10, pp. 386-402.

Mansourian, Y. & Ford, N. (2006). “The invisible web: An empirical study of ‘cognitive invisibility’”. Journal of Documentation, Vol. 62 No. 5, pp. 584-596.

 Mansourian, Y. (2004). "Technical and non-technical aspects of the Invisible Web". Informology, Vol. 1, No 2, pp. 221-237.

Mansourian, Y. (2004). Intelligent search agents and information seeking through the Web environment, Informology, Vol. 1, No 4. pp. 213-231.

Mansourian, Y. (2004). "Similarities and Differences between Web Search Procedure and Searching in the Pre-web Information Retrieval Systems". Webology [Online], Vol. 1, No. 1, Available at:

 English Conference proceedings: 

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2005), “Identifying effective factors on the level of information visibility for end users on the web environment”. In: Ingwersen, P. and Larsen, B. (ed.), Proceedings of 10th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI 2005). Stockholm: Karolinska University Press, Vol. 2, pp. 722.

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2005), “Enhancement of information seeking efficiency in the electronic resources”. In: The Abstract Book of Computer and Information Technology Group, Proceedings of 13th Iranian Researchers Conference in Europe, pp. 21-22. 2nd July 2005, The University of Leeds, UK.

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2004). Searching the Invisible Web: An Empirical Study of Users’ Interactive Searching Behaviour in the Opaque Side of the Web Environment. In the Proceeding of the 18th British HCI Group Annual Conference in Leeds Metropolitan University, UK 6-10 September, pp. 231-232.

Persian Books:

 ¨ Fattahi, R. and Mansourian, Y. (2002). Serials Management Handbook: Collection Development, Organization & Services. Tehran: Debizesh Publication.

 Persian Papers: 

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2004). "The Hidden Internet and the Buried Information Resources under the Invisible Depth of the World Wide Web". Library and Information Science, Quarterly Journal of Central Library and Documentation Centre of Astan Quds Razavi. Vol. 7 No. 1. pp, 25-42.

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2004). What is the Invisible Web and Why It Is Important. Nama [Online] (the Online Journal of IRANDOC), Vol. 2, No. 1. Available at:

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2003), " A Review of the Recent User-Oriented Studies in the Web-Based Information Retrieval Research". Library and Information Science, Quarterly Journal of Central Library and Documentation Centre of Astan Quds Razavi. Vol. 6 No. 1 pp. 1-22.  

¨ Effective Factors on Information Seeking and Information Retrieval Procedure in the World Wide Web Environment. [Online] Ketabdar Electronic Journal, Vol. 2 No. 2.  Fall 2003.

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2001), " Features of Library Web sites in the Internet ".  Payam Ketabkhaneh (Quarterly Journal of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance), Vol. 10, No 4, pp. 10- 17. 

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2001), "Evaluation of User Satisfaction Rate With Computerized Information Services in Libraries of Ferdowsi University ( Extract  from Author's MA Thesis ). Library and Information Science, Quarterly Journal of Central Library and Documentation Centre of Astan Quds Razavi. Vol.3, No. 4, Winter 2001, PP.37-58. 

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2001), " A Review of Concept and Measurement of User Satisfaction in Library and Information Research: Literature Review " (Extract from Author's MA Thesis). Payam Ketabkhaneh (Quarterly Journal of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance) Vol 11, No 1, pp. 34 -41. 

¨ Azad, A. ; Mansourian, Y. (2001), "A Glance at the Library and Information Science Dissertations During 1994-1999". Ketabdari ( An Academic & Research Journal on Bibliography, Library and Information Science, Published by Central Library & Documentation Centre of Tehran University) Vol. 35, No. 37 , pp. 85-101.

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2000), " Full Text Electronic Journals of Library and Information Science in the Internet." Library and Information Science, Quarterly Journal of Central Library and Documentation Centre of Astan Quds Razavi.  Vol.2, No. 4, pp.39-59. 

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2000), " A Proposal for Publishing a Library and Information Science Abstract Journal in Iran ". Payam Ketabkhaneh (Quarterly Journal of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance) Vol. 10, No 3, pp. 69-72. 

 Persian Conference Proceedings: 

¨ Mansourian, Y. and Naimabadi, M. (2004). The Role of Library Websites in Enhancement of Users’ Information Literacy Skills. In proceeding of user education and development of information literacy conference of Astan Quds Razavi, Mashhad. 22-23 May, pp. 403-415.

 Translating English articles into Persian: 

¨ Waller, Richard "Sixty Ticks for a Good Website". On-line available at: Pajouheshnameh (Research Newsletter of Information Center of Jahad Sazandegi Ministry. Vol. 4 No, March 2001.

¨ Jones, Debra.  "Critical Thinking in an Online World. " Translated by Y. Mansourian, Faslnameh-ye Ketab (Quarterly Journal of the National Library of the Islamic Republic of Iran). Vol.11, No.1, Spring 2000. 

¨ McGeachin, Robert "Selection Criteria for Web Based Resources in Science and Technology Library Collection" Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Spring 1998, Translated in  Library and Information Science Quarterly, Journal of Central Library and Documentation Center of Astan Quds Razavi ,Spring 2000 . PP. 113-128. 

¨ Jacso, Peter. " What is Digital Librarianship"  Pajouheshnameh (Research Newsletter of  Information Center of Jahad Sazandegi Ministry. Vol. 4, No. November 2000. 

¨ Zdravka Pejova and Alenka Kavcic-Colic (1996). "Increasing the Potential of Special Libraries in Countries in Transition" in The Proceedings of FID, 48th Conference and Congress, PP. 496-506. Published in 48th Conference and Congress, sleeted paper by Iranian Information & Documentation Centre. Tehran 2001, 220-243. The Persian translation text is available here. 

¨ Glise, Iren." Guidelines in Designing of Public Libraries Websites". Web monthly. Vol. 2 No, 19 Januray2001.PP 24-27. The Persian translation is available here.

English Book Reviews:

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2004). "Review of: Spink, A., & Jansen, B. J. Web Search: Public Searching of the Web. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004". Webology [Online], Vol. 1 No.2 Available at:

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2003),  Revealing the Opaque Side of the Web, 3 March, 2003 on The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See (A CyberAge Book) written by Chris Sherman and Gary Price.

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2003), Toward Scientific Credibility in Qualitative Research, 3 July, 2003 a brief review on Interpreting Qualitative Data: Methods for Analyzing Talk, Text and Interaction written by David Silverman.

¨ Mansourian Y. (2002) A short review on "User Interface Design for Programmers"  which is available on LTSN Book Review Homepage.

PERSIAN Book Reviews:

¨ Mansourian, Y. (2000), "Information Retrieval: An Educational Approach" (A Review for the book: Concepts Information Retrieval by Miranda L. Pao.) " Ketab Mah (a monthly journal on book reviews published by Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance), November & December 2000. PP. 14-15.