Changing Information Needs and Seeking Behavior of Dental Students in the E- Environments: An analytical approach

Banalata Pradhan


The present article portrays the results of an investigation of print and electronic information seeking behavior of dental students of Institute of Dental Sciences, SOA University. Information seeking behavior has gained momentum, especially after the radical change in the type of information Medias and the way access to them in various forms such as video, textual, audio and numerical information and is  processed through  the use of microelectronics  and computers provided through internet. In this article, the investigator discussed information seeking behavior type, method and purpose of library usage of dental students. The study does not investigate the information seeking behavior of the dental student community as a whole. The results shows that most of the students of MDS and BDS seek information for preparing their class work, project work, for updating knowledge, for preparation of examination.

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