INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIOR OF THE STUDENTS OF VETERINARY COLLEGE AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TIRUNELVELI: A STUDY

S. Kopperundevi

Abstract


A study has been undertaken to know the information seeking behavior of the students at Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli. A well structured questionnaire was used for data gathering on their information seeking behavior at Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli. Data were collected from 70 students. The present study reveals that 48.4% of the respondents visits library regularly. Very interesting to note that daily visit is more and they spent 30 minutes to an hour.  This study shows that 68.57% of the students visit to borrow books from the library which is higher when compared to other purposes.  It is very interesting to note that 82.85% of the users locate their needed documents by self search when compared with other tools  and more number of users preferred Google than any  other  search engines. It is found that lack of time is their main difficulty.

 

Key words: Library Resources, search techniques, Information seeking behavior, Veterinary Science Students, User Behavior


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