International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 240

Full Length Research Paper

An analytical study of information seeking-behaviour among agricultural scientists in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology

Devendra Kumar
Chaudhary Charan Singh University Library, Department of Library and Information Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 01 November 2010
  •  Published: 30 November 2010

Abstract

 

The paper focuses on the analytical study of information-seeking behavior among agricultural scientists in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, India. Their preferences regarding various formats of information sources (formal, informal and electronic information sources) have been explored through quantitative survey. This study employed a structured questionnaire which was distributed to scientists in various teaching and research departments of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, as selected for the study.

 

Key words: Agricultural scientists, information need, information seeking-behaviour, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.