Information Needs and Seeking Behavior: A Comparative Study of Regular and Distance Learning University Students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

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Library and Information Science


In any civilized country of the world, provision of learning facilities is the fundamental right of each individual in society. It is a clear fact that both are basic ingredients for development and social growth for every nation. The comparative assessment of information needs and seeking behavior of regular and distance university students in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the basic theme of this study. Cross-sectional survey method was used for data collection. A self-designed questionnaire was distributed among four hundred respondents; three hundred and forty eight were received. To facilitate academic success, it is suggested that broad range of library services i.e. reference and referral services, critical thinking skills, formal and informal group instructions, identification of needed information skills, and effective and ethical use of intellectual and physical resources, should be provided to the students.

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International Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning

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