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Information Seeking Behavior in Digital Environment: A study of Post Graduate and PhD Students of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar
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Information seeking behavior (ISB) is defined as a human habit that entails a conscious search for information in order to fill a gap. In a University, a user visits the university library first when he/she needs information. The information seeking behavior varies for different user categories. Examining the information demands and behaviors of agriculture students, particularly those at OUAT, is the main goal of this study. A well-structured questionnaire was used to collect data for this research. A total of 245 fully completed surveys, representing an 87.5 percent response rate, were returned from 380 surveys distributed to graduate (PG) and doctoral (PhD) students from various colleges and departments. The results indicate that most resources and services are useful, and that the use of ICT in libraries has had a significant impact on the information seeking behavior of PG and PhD students at the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology in Bhubaneswar.