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Information seeking behaviour of academic lawyers in digital age: A comparative study of Punjabi Uni

Library Herald Year : 2022, Volume : 60, Issue : 2 First page : ( 37) Last page : ( 47) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2022.00016.1

Information seeking behaviour of academic lawyers in digital age: A comparative study of Punjabi University Patiala, and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab

Sharma Sanjeev1, Kumar Ravinder2 1Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science and Registrar, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 2Assistant Librarian, Maharshi Dayanand University-Centre for Professional and Allied Studies, Gurugram Abstract This comparative study explored the information needs and information seeking behaviour of academic lawyers of Punjabi University, Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in digital age. The study examined the factors affecting the use of various e-resources. Questionnaire was the main instrument to collect the data. The study found out that the maximum respondents (74.6%) of PUP used internet frequently followed by 74.2% respondents of GNDU. Maximum percentage of respondents (52.8%) of PUP seek the information sometimes for prepare class notes followed by 41.8% respondents of GNDU. The study also found out that the maximum respondents (43.4%) of both the universities visit the library weekly to satisfy their information needs. Law students and faculty members were also used different online legal databases by applying different search strategies. The study also revealed some problems of academic lawyers while they used e-resources in digital environment. Keywords Information, Information Seeking Behaviour, Academic Lawyers, E-resources, Digital, University.

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