Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services (IJISS)
Information Seeking Behaviour of M. Ed. Students in the University of KeralaAuthor : Merrin Vimal and B. Mini Devi
Volume 8 No.1 January-June 2018 pp 9-12
This paper deals with the analysis of information seeking behavior of M.Ed. students in the University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. A sum of 169 M Ed students were drawn for conducting the study with an objective to identify the sources of information searched by M.Ed. students, need and preferences for e-resources and print resources. The study showed that M. Ed. students seek information mostly for general awareness, preparing for seminar paper, doing assignments and for preparing project work. The most essential reference sources for the sample is the encyclopedia, Yearbooks, Dictionaries and Manuals. E-resources are preferred more by the M Ed students than the Print resources. Google is most preferred search engine. The results of the study emphasize the need for better orientation about library resources and services among all categories of students for developing information seeking habits.
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