Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of Research Scholars in Bangalore University, : A Survey

Abstract

Author(s): N. Manjunath, K. Surendra Babu

This paper examines that the information needs and information seeking behaviour of research scholars in Bangalore University, Bangalore: A Survey. A survey method was used for collecting of the data. 150 copies of questionnaires were distributed. Among them 130 were returned. Majority of the respondents (32.3%) use Internet for reading purpose. Majority of the respondents (98.5%) prefer to use internet services for E-Mail, Majority of the respondents (91.5%) frequently used google search engine, Most of the respondents (90.8%) have awareness on electronic information sources. Majority of the respondents (32.3%) are learned electronic resources by self by trial and error method. Majority of the respondents (26.9%) have information on journals articles as a type of required information needs. Majority of the respondents (36.2%) replied that they are purpose of seeking information for writing papers. Majority of the respondents (35.4%) have periodicals as a type of seeking materials in the library. Majority of the respondents (61.5%) can’t say of the inadequacy of requirement information in their library. Majority of the respondents (26.9%) replied that some of information materials are old in using the library problem faced by them.

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