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Date of this Version

2013

Citation

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Abstract

This research has been conducted of the undergraduate students in the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. A survey questionnaire was developed and used to collect data on students’ demographics, internet use behavior and purposes of internet use in the Department of Information Science and Library Management. The obtained input data were then evaluated using SPSS and the findings have been interpreted. The results showed that students prefer electronic media to printed media in seeking information and they use the Internet mostly to do homework and prepare for their lessons. The students find the quality of easy access of information more important than its other features and they use search engines most in seeking information. The most frequently used search engine is Google. This study discovers what kinds of differences in these behaviors and characteristics may exist between different class ranks.

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