International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 242

Full Length Research Paper

Information seeking behaviour of business school students: A special study of universities and colleges located in Academic City, Dubai, UAE.

Shakeel Ahmed G.T1* and P. Vinayagamoorthy2
1Hamadan Bin Mohammed e-University, UAE. 2Thiruvalluvar University, Tamilnadu, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 29 November 2013
  •  Published: 31 December 2013

Abstract

The major purpose of the study was to examine the information seeking behaviour of Business School students in Academic City, Dubai, UAE. This study made effort to determine the sources consulted and the general pattern of information gathering system by the students. The study adopted a survey, and data were collected using a questionnaire administered to two thousand three students from eighteen universities and colleges located in Academic City, Dubai, UAE. Major findings from the current study are: academic related information was the main reason for need of information; Internet and electronic resources are the most vital source of the academic information. This is a typical representation of the population of the business school students of the universities and colleges located in Academic City, Dubai, UAE. The paper is a product of recent survey carried out by the authors; hence the findings reported here are original and reflect the current views and practices of information seeking behaviour of business school students of universities and colleges located in Academic City, Dubai, UAE.

Key words: Information seeking behaviour, library resources.