Information seeking behaviour and use of information resources, by Bingham University humanities, social and management sciences undergraduate student

  • Opeyemi Oluwabunmi Oyinloye
  • Tabawa Yusuf Dangwaran
  • Helen Solomon Kantiok
Keywords: Information, Seeking, Behavior, Resources, Undergraduate, Students

Abstract

This study investigated the information seeking behavior and use of information by Bingham University humanities, social and management science students. A structured questionnaire was used for data gathering in the University. The questionnaire data was analyzed using frequency, bar chart, pie chart and percentage for easy interpretation.

The research findings show that the respondents use goggle, print textbooks, library materials and social media as major research engines. Non availability of current information resources, inaccessibility of information resources, unavailability of internet access, were found as barriers to information seeking behaviour of the respondents. The following were recommended in line with the findings of the study:

Provision of information materials to meet the information needs of students, Creation of awareness programme that will enlighten the students in getting adequate information needed in the library such as asking a librarian, the use of Online public access(OPAC) and E-granary to get the adequate information they need, The library should acquire relevant books that will meet the information needs of users, The librarians and the other officers of the library should be trained properly for them to be able to meet the information needs of the students.

Keywords: Information, Seeking, Behavior, Resources, Undergraduate, Students

Published
2016-07-05
Section
Articles

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