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Information Use Pattern of the Students in Engineering Colleges: Role of Libraries

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department, Library and Information Science, Central Library, University College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 1, Issue (2), Pages 1-7, April,21 (2013)


This paper gives the information about the role of the libraries in the information needs of the students in their needs point of view. Mostly the students use the libraries for their academic point of view (means for their examinations) but some of the students want to learn subject and some of the students want to use for research purpose. The main aim of this paper is to conduct a survey to evaluate the role of the library in information needs of the students in engineering colleges. The results show the students need the ready information for their examinations purpose and the core information for their knowledge purpose and standard information for their research purposes. The result suggests the arrangements and modifications to be implemented in the library to meet the information needs of the students.


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