Information seeking behaviours of engineering students: Case of Near East University

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Kezban Alpan
Mehmet Ceyhun Avci

Abstract

This study examines the information seeking behaviours of university students and explores students’ preferences between the university library and the Google search engine with their reasons. The research questionnaire was applied to 250 Near East University, Faculty of Engineering students. According to the results of the study; even students have enough knowledge to use the university library, they prefer to use Google and Internet resources for various purposes because they think that this is the fastest and easiest way to reach information. Even students obtain information via the Internet; they give importance to indicate the source in their assignments and projects. Findings also showed that there are some significant differences between departments’ information seeking behaviours.


Keywords: Information seeking behaviours, Internet, Google, engineering education, university libraries.

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Alpan, K., & Avci, M. (2019). Information seeking behaviours of engineering students: Case of Near East University. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(5), 82-91. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v6i5.4377
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