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Information Seeking Behavior of Law students in the Digital Age: A User Study at University of Dhaka

The purpose of this paper is to explore the information seeking behavior of students of law in digital environment at the University of Dhaka. It also aims to examine the factors affecting the students’ use of digital information resources, the problems they faced for seeking electronic legal information. A stratified random sample survey was used for collecting the quantitative data through questionnaire.The results of this research show that students with higher preference for information seeking were found to the use of electronic legal information sources than print. Major e-resource used by them and the influential factors of use were also identified in this study. This study also identified some crucial problems and suggestions for the development of electronic legal information sources and services. Majority of the students buttressed the need for training programme on information literacy, online searching etc. for improving the information skill and meta-cognitive strategies.

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