Information Seeking Behaviour (ISB) of Teaching Staff and Students using Central Library of the University of Peshawar

  • Fauz Dar Khan, Sajjad Ahmad & Asad Khan

Abstract

This research explores information seeking behaviour of the teaching staff and students of the University of Peshawar. The design of this study is proportional survey of the participants using information resources of the Central Library to fulfill their information desires. Its sampled population consisted of 950 participants from all the six faculties. The major tool used for generation of data was a survey questionnaire. The data were analyzed as mean; standard deviation and valid percentage through Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Main findings show that the participants consulted academic, research, personal updating and entertaining sources for seeking relevant information. It also revealed that the participants used printed materials followed by e-sources as the major resources in both first and second languages. The highest level of satisfaction was placed on subject books, e-resources, reference books and newspapers. The participants complained about problems such as absence of resource sharing, inadequate e-resources and lack of time while searching information.

Published
2018-10-20
How to Cite
& ASAD KHAN, Fauz Dar Khan, Sajjad Ahmad. Information Seeking Behaviour (ISB) of Teaching Staff and Students using Central Library of the University of Peshawar. PUTAJ - Humanities and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 1, p. 145 - 160, oct. 2018. ISSN 2219-245X. Available at: <http://putaj.puta.pk/index.php/hss/article/view/394>. Date accessed: 27 may 2018.