Information-Seeking Behavior of Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral Students: A Survey of Istanbul University, Turkey

Dilek-Kayaoglu H.

4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World (IMCW), Limerick, Ireland, 4 - 06 September 2013, vol.423, pp.123-136 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 423
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-662-44412-2
  • City: Limerick
  • Country: Ireland
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-136


The main purpose of this study is to examine the research habits of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students at Istanbul University. Specifically, the study tries to develop a deeper understanding of the changing nature of participants' general research processes and their information-seeking behavioral patterns. Moreover, the study investigates whether academic level and discipline influence participants' information-seeking behavior. Based on survey findings, the author makes recommendations for improving both students' information literacy levels and library services to better meet the needs of users.