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India's Research on Information Seeking Behaviour of Agricultural Scientists: A Literature Survey

Library Herald Year : 2006, Volume : 44, Issue : 1 First page : ( 50) Last page : ( 62) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. India's Research on Information Seeking Behaviour of Agricultural Scientists: A Literature Survey

Satija MP1, Professor and Head, Singh KP2, PhD scholar 1Department of Library and Information Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab). 2Department of Library and Information Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab) and Lecturer, DLIS, University of Delhi, Delhi.

Abstract Information seeking behaviour is an essential component in designing and developing of need based information centers for meeting the information requirements of users. The study undertaken is an output of doctorate research in the field of agricultural sciences scanned in Indian context. The study covers various facets of information seeking behaviour of agricultural scientists and their conceptual meanings. It includes about forty researches undertaken by Indian researchers in the field of agriculture and its allied areas. The findings of the studies are grouped into information needs; users characteristics; information seeking; and information seeking behaviour.


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