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Purpose – The study examines the aspects of information needs and information seeking behaviour of faculties and research scholar of the mathematics departments including methods applied for finding data. The academic status and research field of users with their information seeking behaviour was investigated.
Methodology – Data has been collected usingonline questionnaire survey from faculties and regular research scholars of the Department of Mathematics under the University of Burdwan faculties (80 per cent response rate) and research scholars (response rate 61.29%) participated in the online Google form survey.
Findings – The study reveals the comparisonamong regular faculties and Regular Research scholars of mathematics departments under the university of Burdwan in terms of information needs and information seeking behaviour, enlightened the need for reinvestigating the quality of library infrastructure and services within the disciplinespecific for a deeper understanding of the information behaviour of faculties and research scholars in mathematics departments under the university of Burdwan.
Originality/value – The study is the first study to deeply investigate the similarities of information-seeking behaviour of faculties and research scholar in mathematics departments under the University of Burdwan. It is also an up-to-date account of information needs and information seeking behaviour of faculties and research scholarsin mathematics department of the University of Burdwan.