Information seeking behavior among undergraduate students in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia / Muhamad Saufi Che Rusuli, Raja Abdullah Raja Yaacob, Rosmaini Tasmin and Norazlin Hashim

Tasmin, Rosmaini (2013) Information seeking behavior among undergraduate students in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia / Muhamad Saufi Che Rusuli, Raja Abdullah Raja Yaacob, Rosmaini Tasmin and Norazlin Hashim. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM), 3 (1). pp. 75-90. ISSN ISSN:2231-8836 ; E-ISSN:2289-5337

Abstract

This study attempts to determine the information seeking behaviour and use of information needs by undergraduate students at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) Johor. The overall purpose of the study was to identify the problems that undergraduate students encounter, identify their information needs and determine their awareness of library services available to them. The study collected empirical data on the information requirements of graduate students. Data were randomly selected from 357 undergraduate students across six faculties and 200 filled in questionnaires were returned, giving an overall response rate of 56 per cent. Findings indicate that guidance in the use of library resources and services is necessary to help students meet some of their information requirements. The study found that library books, lecturer notes, lecturer handouts and textbooks are the most popular sources of information. The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) were the most frequently used IT based sources and facilities. Email was the most popular among the Interned based services and applications. On the whole, respondents perceived UTHM library collections, services and facilities as adequate to meet their information seeking behavior and information needs effectively.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Tasmin, Rosmainirosmaini@uthm.edu.my
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > ZA Information resources (General) > Research. Information retrieval. Information behavior. Information literacy
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Information Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM)
Journal: UiTM Journal > International Journal of Information and Knowledge Management
ISSN: ISSN:2231-8836 ; E-ISSN:2289-5337
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 75-90
Official URL: https://ijikm.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 8779
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information seeking behavior, Information need, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/8779

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