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Information Seeking Behaviour refers to understand the way people search for and use information in various contexts. It also includes why people seek information and how they use it. The objective of this article is to analyze and compile the existing literature on Information Seeking Behaviour through its bibliometric study. A total of 576 documents were extracted through Elsevier's Scopus database over the last 20 years i.e. 2001 to 2020. Vosviewer software is used for data analysis. The study reveals that there is an upward and downward slopping has found in the research area in the last few years. The study shows that the author Nicholas D. is the most productive author according to the publications, but in terms of citation received by the authors, Mckenzie P.J. has received the highest citation (242) for his one article. In the research area of Information Seeking Behaviour, 1562 authors have contributed 576 works of literature with 0.37 average authors per paper. The journal named Health Information and Libraries has a maximum (56) number of publications. The United Kingdom has emerged as a major contributor with 125 documents and 2477 citations, while Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom is the most productive organization and has contributed 10 documents with 115 citations.