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Information Search Pattern of Engineering and Arts & Science Students in Web Environment: A Comparative Study

This paper investigates to find out the purposes of searching information on internet andcompared among the respondents in respect of search engines and information resources areused. The study was conducted among engineering and arts& science students who are pursuing their education at undergraduate and postgraduate level at various colleges located in and around Chennai. It is found that majority of the respondents are using internet to search information forthe preparationof their examinations. The respondents belong to art and science disciplines are used “Google” search engine to locate information in the internet. The engineering students are widely used internet to collect information for their academic performance. The study is also recommended that the teachers and librarians may organize the information literacy programme regularly on search engines, search techniques and to evaluate the right resources for their academic and other purposes.

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