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Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour and Use of Information Resources by Mba Students at a Nigerian University

OS Emmanuel, OR Jegede

Abstract


This paper assesses information needs and information seeking behaviourand use of Information resources by MBA students at the Obafemi AwolowoUniversity (O.A.U) of Nigeria. The study analyzed empirical data collectedon the information requirements of MBA students. The findings showed thatelectronic materials are on a substantial increase cited as references on their thesis, although journals, library books, text books and conferences were also main information sources used. However, student complained on the energy and time wasted in accessing relevant information needed for their coursework and research within the stipulated period. They posited that they needed training and guidance of library attendant on how to use librarydatabase resources and their services for more efficiency as well asconstitute a user group of library services distinct from the faculty model.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v5i4.69281
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