PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(VIII)/9-18/2

AUTHOR:Sreelekshmi S., Jinu S. Rajan and Dr. B. Mini Devi

TITLE : INFORMATION BEHAVIOUR OF ENGINEERING COLLEGE STUDENTS IN TRIVANDRUM CITY

ABSTRACT:The present study is aimed to examine information seeking behaviour of engineering college students in Trivandrum city. It encompasses two Government, two private and two aided engineering colleges. The population consists of final year B. Tech students. A sample of 300 students was selected to conduct the study. Data is collected using a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire is distributed among 300 students and 249 were returned. The analysis was conducted using SPSS Version 20. The results revealed that, majority of students are using internet and e-resources to access information. They visit library to prepare seminar/research work, to borrow books, to read text books and to refer question paper. Malaya Manorama is the most preferred newspaper. The respondents depend more on librarians or library to seek required information.

KEYWORDS:Information seeking behaviour, engineering students, Trivandrum, Information needs

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