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Department of Library and Information Science, University of Science and Technology Meghalaya, India


The study provides a bibliometric review of 920 research studies on Information Seeking Behaviour (ISB) in the discipline of Library and Information Science of last thirty years i.e., 1991-2020, published in 68 academic journals, authored by 1614 authors. We extracted the bibliographical data from the Web of Science database and analyzed using HistCite for citation counts and VOSviewer for bibliographic coupling and cartography analysis of network visualization. The main purpose of the study is to find out the most influential authors, articles, journals, institutions and countries of last thirty years. Furthermore, by applying bibliographic coupling and co-occurrence of keywords analysis, we have identified three vital research clusters in ISB: i) Models of Information Seeking Behaviour ii) Information Needs and iii) User Studies. We have conducted a systematic content analysis of research articles in all the three clusters and identified future research directions in Information seeking Behaviour