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Information Seeking Behaviour of Lawyers of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana: A Case Study

The present study aims at an assessment of the information seeking behavior of lawyers of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh. The questionnaire was used as data collection tool and was distributed randomly among 200 advocates. Total 86 lawyers responded to the questionnaire making response rate of 44%. The study revealed that under influence of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), the majority of respondents are using the Internet and e-resources to access information. At the same time, the significance of print format has not diminished as ¾ of respondents prefer to use both print as well as e-resources to find required information. The study concluded with the need for library professionals to adopt proactive approach to prove their worth to the law professionals by satisfying later’s information needs.

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