Information Seeking Behaviour Pattern among the Students and Faculty in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University LibrariesAuthor : R. Jayaraman, S. Srinivasaragavan and M.R. Duraisamy
Volume 1 No.1 January-June 2011 pp 56-59
Information is an essence of research. Agricultural University Libraries play an important role in providing information to the users. The users seek for information in different patterns. In the present study, the authors have made an attempt to know the information seeking patterns of the Under Graduate Students, Post Graduate Students and Ph.D. Scholars in Agriculture and Faculty Members of various Agricultural College Libraries of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in Tamil Nadu. The questionnaire method was adopted to collect data. About 80% responses have been received. The study identified various modes of literature search, purpose of visit, type of information gathered, frequency of library visit and time spent in the library. The chisquare test was applied to find out the significant relationship on the opinion of the users among the colleges. The result shows that there is significant difference among the users of different colleges of TNAU in the preference of various channels of Agricultural information, modes of literature search, purpose of visit to the library and time spent in the library.
Agricultural University Libraries, Information Seeking Behaviour, Library Users