Information Seeking Behaviour of Users of PESITEM, Shimoga:A Study


Affiliations

  • Kuvempu University, Department of Library and Information Science, Shimoga, Karnataka, India
  • Kuvempu University, Department of Library and Information Science, India

Abstract

The major purpose of the study was to examine the information seeking behaviour of undergraduate students in the Engineering college libraries. Specifically, the study has made an effort to determine the sources consulted and the general pattern of information gathering system by the staff and the students. The study adopted a descriptive survey design and data was collected using a questionnaire administered to one hundred respondents randomly selected from engineering college of PESITEM in Shimoga District, Karnataka. Major findings from the study include academic information was rated as the predominant information required by the students, while the Internet was rated the most crucial source of most of the academic information required. The paper is product of a recent survey carried out by the authors; hence the findings reported here are original and reflect the current views and practices of information seeking behaviour of PESITM College in Shimoga.

Keywords

Information, Internet, Engineering Education, Information Seeking Behaviour, Shimoga, Karnataka.

Subject Discipline

Digital Libraries

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