Comparative Analysis of Information Seeking Behaviour of Research Scholars of Kannada University Hampi and Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ballary

Abstract

Author(s): M. C. Gudimani, C. Krishnamurthy

The present study investigates the information need and seeking behaviour of the research scholars of the Kannada University Hampi and Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Bellary. The purpose of the study was to determine about the information requirements and awareness of library services available to them. A survey method was used and conducted on a sample of 120 Research Scholars of both the Kannada University Hampi and Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Bellary. A well structured questionnaire was distributed among the research-scholars of both the Universities for data collections. Descriptive statistical measures such as percentages and frequency distribution were employed for data analysis. The findings of the survey reveal useful facts about the Information Seeking Behaviour of the research scholars. It was found that the Information Seeking is an indispensable part of Research Scholars. Majority of the research scholars are satisfied with the sources, services and collections, and behaviour of Library staff of the University Library while some are not so much satisfied however the overall results indicate that most of the respondents are satisfied.

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