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Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of Foreign Students in University of Delhi: A Survey
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Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of Foreign Students in University of Delhi: A Survey
Singh, KP; Kumar, Moveen; Khanchandani, Vanita;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the information needs and information seeking behavior of foreign students. A survey method was used for the undertaken study. The data were collected using a structured questionnaire, self-administered to 120 foreign students (60 males & 60 females) with 88 (47 males & 41 females) returns. The research is limited to post-graduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. foreign students in University of Delhi. It was found that post-graduate students need information regarding their program of study while research scholars need information for writing research articles and for doing their research work. Most of them seek information through the internet. Research scholars used electronic resources such as databases, e-journals and e-theses and dissertations. 88.6% of the respondents also use books for seeking information. Their use of the library is limited with complaints about library staff and too few computer terminals. The present study will be helpful in designing new systems and services for the foreign students so that their information needs can be fulfilled easily. Further, findings of the study indicate that how the library professionals should assist foreign students to accomplish their information needs.
 Keywords
Information;Information Needs;Information Seeking Behaviour;Foreign Students and Libraries;
 Language
English
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