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Title: Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Business Students
Other Titles: Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Business Students: Paper presented in conference on GenNext Libraries: Emerging Technologies – New Direction for Libraries, 8-10 October 2012, University Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
Authors: Majid, Shaheen
Hayat, Iftikah 
Patel, Rashna Phiroze
Vijayaraghavan, Srivatson
Keywords: Information Needs, Information Seeking Behavior, MBA Students, Library Resources, Singapore
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Library Association of Singapore
Citation: Majid, Shaheen, Hayat, Iftikah, Patel, Rashna Phiroze, Vijayaraghavan, Srivatson (2012). Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Business Students. Singapore Journal of Library & Information Management 41 : 14-35. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Information needs and seeking behavior of library users are changing due to several factors such as availability of information in multiple formats, new information discovery and delivery channels particularly mobile devices, changes in scholarly communications, and the entrance of new players in publishing and information provision. The main objective of this study was to investigate information needs, information seeking behavior and usage of different information sources by MBA students in Singapore. Data was collected through a pre-tested questionnaire, using the snowball sampling technique. It was found that the basic purposes of seeking information by the students were for writing assignments, conducting case study analyses, and preparing for student presentations and class discussions. Mostly students were looking for information about market research, financial information, economic news, and industry trends. Electronic information sources were considered more important than printed sources. The paper suggests certain measures for improving information literacy skills of students to make them more competent information users.
Source Title: Singapore Journal of Library & Information Management
ISSN: 23825634
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