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Information-seeking Behaviour and Issues of Agriculture Undergraduates of University of Peradeniya

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P. Wijetunge

University of Peradeniya, LK
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This paper discusses the information seeking behaviour of the agriculture undergraduates in a Sri Lankan university. It established that the undergraduates often use the search engines, Wikipedia, and their own classmates than the other information resources; they use more self-taught methods than standard methods to evaluate the resources and seek help from the classmates in using the information resources. Findings further proved that their uses of various productivity tools are very low and the information-related research tasks are difficult for the majority. The paper concludes that these are the effects of inadequate information literacy (IL) training they receive and the study strongly recommends offering appropriate, context specific IL programmes, to enhance their information resource usage and research skills.

Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, Vol. 18, Issue 2, June 2014, Page 1-25

How to Cite: Wijetunge, P., (2015). Information-seeking Behaviour and Issues of Agriculture Undergraduates of University of Peradeniya. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka. 18(2), pp.1–25. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jula.v18i2.7863
Published on 25 Apr 2015.
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