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Information Seeking Behaviour of Physical Scientists of Assam University and Mizoram University

Library Herald Year : 2018, Volume : 56, Issue : 4 First page : ( 531) Last page : ( 546) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2018.00043.X

Information Seeking Behaviour of Physical Scientists of Assam University and Mizoram University: A Comparative Study

Verma Manoj Kumar1, Laltlanmawii Rosa2 1Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl-796004, Email: manojdlis@mzu.edu.in 2Assistant Librarian, Government Aizawl West Collage, Aizawl, Mizoram-796001, E-mail: rosa_mami@rediffmail.com

Abstract

The present study is an attempt to compare the information seeking behaviour of physical scientists (i.e. teachers and research scholars) of Assam and Mizoram Universities. The scientists in university always need information to perform their duty and responsibility i.e. teaching and research. Information need is an aspect of information behaviour that represents the root of information search. A structured questionnaire was framed and distributed to physical scientists of these two universities to analyze their information seeking behaviour. The analysis revealed the frequency & purpose of visiting the library, use of library services, usage of formal and informal sources, purpose of seeking information, the category of information used and use of UGC-Infonet consortium by physical scientists.

Keywords Information needs, Information Seeking Behaviour, Information Seeking Habit, Searches, Use Study, Physical Scientists, Mizoram University, Assam University etc.

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