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Abusin, K. A. (2011). Sudanese library anxiety constructs. Information Devlopment, 27(3), 161-175.

Abusin, K. A., & Zainab, A. (2010). Exploring library anxiety among Sudanese university students. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, 15(1), 55-81.

Anwar, M., L Al-Qallaf, C., M Al-Kandari, N., & A Al-Ansari, H. (2011). AQAK: A library anxiety scale for undergraduate students. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, [Retrieved January 10, 2017], pp. 2-9

Anwar, M. A., Al-Kandari, N., & Al-Qallaf, C. (2004). Use of Bostick’s Library Anxiety Scale on undergraduate. Library & Information Science Research, 26(2), 266-283.

Carlile, H. (2007). The Implications of Library Anxiety for Academic Reference Services: A Review of Literature. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 38(2), 129-147.

Chimah, J., Nwajei, M & Akpom, C. (2015). Library Anxiety and Intervention Strategies: Review of Conceptualized Antecedents in Public Service Librarianship.Science Domain, [Retrieved January 14, 2017], pp. 3-7

Cleveland, A. (2004). Library anxiety: a decade of empirical research. Emerald Insight , [Retrieved January 10, 2017], pp. 2-8

Earp,M., (2007). Development and Validation of the Statistics Anxiety Measure., [Retrieved January 12, 2017], pp. 5-10

Erfanmanesh, M. (2011). Use of Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale on Education and Psychology Students in Iran. Library Philosophy and Practice, 1-11.

Hosseini, S. S., Khosravi, A., & Jahromi, R. (2014). Investigating the relationship between library anxiety and emotional intelligence. Webology, 11(2).

Jan, S. U., Anwar, M., & Warraich, N. (2014). Library anxiety, library use and academic performance of undergraduate students. Library Review, 65, 564-577.

Jerabek, J. A., Meyer, L., & Kordinak, S. (2001). ‘‘Library anxiety’’ and ‘‘computer anxiety:’’. Library & Information Science Research, 23(3), 277-289.

Jan, S,. Ali, M., Nosheen, A., Warraich, F. (2016). Library anxiety, library use and academic performance of undergraduate students in Pakistan. Emerald Insight , [Retrieved January 10, 2017], pp. 2-13

Jiao, Q. G., & Onwuegbuzie, A. (2003). Reading ability as a predictor of library anxiety. Library Review, 52(4), 159-169.

JiaoAnthony, Q., & Onwuegbuzie, J. (2001). Library anxiety and characteristic strengths and weaknesses of graduate students’ study habits. Emerald Insight , [Retrieved January 10, 2017], pp. 2-9

JiaoAnthony, Q., & Onwuegbuzie, J. (2003). Is library anxiety important? Emerald Insight, [Retrieved January 10, 2017], pp. 2-6

JiaoAnthony, Q., & Onwuegbuzie, J. (2003). Reading ability as a predictor of library anxiety. Emerald Insight, [Retrieved January 13, 2017], pp. 2-12

Karim, N. H., & Ansari, N. A. (2011). Examining the effects of gender, nationality and bibliographic instruction on library anxiety. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, 16(2), 141-154.

Kothari, C. (2004). Research methodology: Methods and techniques. (2n revised ed). New Delhi: New Age International. pp. 5-6

Lawless, L. J. (2011). An Examination of Library Anxiety at Cape Breton University. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 6(3), 16-27.

Lu, Y., & Adkins, D. (2012). Library Anxiety among International Graduate Students. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 49, pp. 1-4. ASIST.

Matico, L., Robertson, T. (2011). The impact of computer literacy and library anxiety on students library experience. The Journal of Adventist Education, [Retrieved January 14, 2017], pp. 2-5.

Mellon, C. (1986). Library anxiety: A grounded theory and its development. College & Research, 47(2), 160-165.

Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (1997). Writing a research proposal: The role of library anxiety, statistics anxiety, and composition anxiety. Library & Information Science Research, 19(2).

Platt, J., & Platt, T. (2013). Library Anxiety Among Undergraduates Enrolled in a Research Methods in Psychology Course. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 32, 240-251.

Shoham, S., & Mizrachi, D. (2001). Library anxiety among undergraduates: A study of Israeli B. Ed students. . The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 27(4), 305-311.

Shohreh Seyyed Hosseini, A. K. (2014, december). Investigating the relationship between library anxiety and emotional intelligence. Webology, pp. 1,2,11.

Song, Z., Zhang, S., & Clarke, C. (2014). Library anxiety among Chinese students: Modification and application of LAS in the context of Chinese academic libraries. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(1), 55-61.

Swigon, M. (2011). Library anxiety among Polish students: Development and validation of the Polish Library Anxiety Scale. Library & Information Science Research, 33(2), 144-150.

Van Kampen, D. J. (2004). Development and validation of the multidimensional library anxiety scale. College & Research Libraries, 65(1), 28-34.

Van Scoyoc, A. M. (2003). Reducing library anxiety in first-year students: The impact of computer-assisted instruction and bibliographic instruction. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 329-41.

Vitasari, P., Wahab, M., Othman, A., Herawan, T., & Sinnadurai, S. (2010). The relationship between study anxiety and academic performance among Engineering students. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 8, 490-497.

Vitasari, P., Wahab, M. N., Othman, A., & Awang, M. G. (2010). A Research for Identifying Study Anxiety Sources among University Students. International Education Studies, 3(2), 189-196.


The purpose of this paper is to assess the mental health of the male and female library users of the centrally funded university libraries of Assam in Northeast India i.e., Assam University and Tezpur University. The study has been conducted in the context of library anxiety while finding information by both the category of users to identify the shortcomings in the library system and also to suggest the remedies. Survey method has been adopted to conduct the research study. A structured questionnaire has been designed and distributed among randomly selected users. The statements developed by Sharon L Bostick (1992) which is known as the Library Anxiety Scale have been applied. Library anxiety has been measured with the help of the scores proposed by Anwar, Al-Kandari, and Al-Qallaf (2004). It is evident that Library anxiety exists in both Assam University and Tezpur University. Library anxiety is more in terms of library resources and library environment. Among the gender category, library anxiety is found to be at an extreme level among female users. This research study, being the first of this kind helped in finding out the library anxiety by adopting the library anxiety scale.



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