Information Seeking Behaviors of Post Graduate Engineering Students in Chennai, Tamil Nadu: A Case Study
Keywords:Information Seeking Behaviour, Information Sources, Post-Graduate Engineering Students, User Study
Information is the essential element for the progress of higher education and the very basis of human existence. The main aim of this study is to find out the information seeking behavior of Post Graduate Engineering Students from different disciplines of Velammal Engineering College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. A well-structured questionnaire was circulated to collect the required information from 9 Post Graduate Engineering branches. This study examines several aspects of library use, including frequency of visiting the library, level of user satisfaction with library sources and services, library collection and cover the use of reference sources in the library. The study was conducted through a detailed survey by distributing questionnaires among 135 students and 94.8% of the students responded.
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