• VershaBharadwaj Research Scholar, Swami VivekanandSubhartiUniversity, Meerut, INDIA
  • Dr. Javed Khan Associate Professor, Swami VivekanandSubhartiUniversity, Meerut, INDIA



Academic Libraries, Information behaviour, Technology

Abstract [English]

Information behaviour is also the term of art used in library and information science to refer to a sub-discipline that engages in a wide range of types of research conducted in order to understand the human relationship to information. Information seeking behavior refers to those activities a person engages in when identifying his or her own need for information, searching for such information in any way and using or transferring of information. 

The term information seeking often serves as an umbrella overarching a set of related concepts and issues. In the library world, discussions of database construction and management, community information needs, reference services, and many other topics resonate with the term.


Download data is not yet available.


Borgman, C.L., Hirsh, S.G., & Hiller, J. (1996). Rethinking online monitoring methods for information retrieval systems: From search product to search process. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 47(7), 568-583. DOI:<568::AID-ASI8>3.0.CO;2-S

Kakai, J.M., Ikoja-Odongo, R., &Kigongo-Bukenya, I.M.N. (2004) A study of the information seeking behavior of undergraduate students of Makerere University, Uganda. World Libraries 14 (1)

Kumar (Krishna) (2003). Sources of information reference service. New Delhi. Vikash publishing house PVT L TD, 115-128.

Kumar (PSG) (2004). Information seeking behavior of Library & users. Delhi B.R. publishing 60-68.

Singhal K.P. and Gautam J.N. (2005) Information seeking behavior of PG Students studying in Professional courses (MM (PG) College, Modinagar) and study with reference to their library use, library heraid.43 (2); 92-108.

Wilson, T.D.(1999). Models in information behavior in research Journal of Documentation 55 (3): 249-270. DOI:




How to Cite

Bharadwaj, V., & Khan, J. (2016). INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIOR AND ITS PRACTICAL UTILITY. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 4(10), 58–64.

Most read articles by the same author(s)