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Utilization of Information Sources and Services by Science Students: A Case Study at Karnatak University, Dharwad, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Prof. S. S. Basavanal Library, Karnatak University, Dharwad-580003, India
  • 2Department of Library and Information Science, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta-577 451,

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 9-13, February,21 (2016)


The present study aims to study the usage of information sources and services by the science students and their satisfaction level. The study reveals that among the other science departments, 24(25%) of students from Zoology. The data reveals that most of the users use the library for Internet Browsing (16.27%), to read books (15.59%), and to access Online/Electronic resources (12.57%). It is found that there is a marked preference for reference books 64(66.7), and newspapers (22.9%) which are used frequently. It can be observed that majority of respondents 57(59.4%) use reference services, whereas 36(37.5%) respondents making use of E-mail and web services. Majority of respondents facing problem in locating the needed material 53(55.2%), old damaged multiplied books and journals 42(43.8%) etc.


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