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Information seeking habits of information and knowledge management students: A University of Johannesburg case study

Cornelius J.P. Niemand
SA Journal of Information Management | Vol 12, No 1 | a417 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajim.v12i1.417 | © 2010 Cornelius J.P. Niemand | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 May 2010 | Published: 05 October 2010

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Cornelius J.P. Niemand, Centre for Information and Knowledge Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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According to Uçak (2007:697), ‘it is important to explore the information behaviours of the students who are being educated in the field of information management since the role they are going to play in establishing connections between information sources and users is crucial’. This study focuses on the identification of the information seeking behaviour of students in the department of Information and Knowledge Management at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The research is based on research conducted at the Hacettep University in Ankara, Turkey.


digital immigrants; digital native; information behaviour; information management


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