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Golchin M, Teymouri R. Information Seeking and Reading Behavior in University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences . IRJ. 2014; 12 (3) :18-23
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-397-en.html

1- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (1095 Views)

Objectives: The aim of this research was to study information seeking behavior and the pattern of reading behavior of faculty members of University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences in using printed and electronic resources.

Methods: The descriptive research method was a survey method. The research was implemented by using an organized questionnaire which was distributed among the statistical population, 114 faculty members of the university.

Results: The findings show that meeting the faculty members' research needs is the most important purpose and stimulation for this group, because 91.2% of faculty members had chosen this objective. The mean of the central library role was 3.15 for meeting the faculty members' information needs. In faculty members' opinion, the mean of existing facilities in the website of University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences was 3.29. Finally, the most resources used by this group were the printed resources.

Discussion: Findings suggest that the facilities available in the central library and website of the university don’t respond the faculty members' information needs. As the target group declared that they had problems in accessing information via the internet, it seems that they need for some formal training such as holding educational workshops about using library, internet and databases.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2014/05/14 | Accepted: 2014/07/25 | Published: 2014/09/1

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