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Type Journal Article - World Libraries
Title Information needs and information seeking behavior of rural women in Borno state, Nigeria
Volume 18
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2008
URL http://ojsserv.dom.edu/ojs/index.php/worldlib/article/viewArticle/136/91
Women constitute the greater percentage of the rural population in Nigeria and form an important part of the labor force by engaging in subsistence trade. However, this role is grossly hindered as a result of lack of information on how to tackle their problems, which cut across health care, illiteracy, early marriages, poverty and ignorance. This study is an investigation of the information needs and information–seeking behavior of rural women in Nigeria with particular reference to Borno State. Questionnaires and oral interviews were the main instruments used for data collection. The analysis revealed varying information needs, sources, channels and seeking behavior. Barriers to information needs are identified and suggestion on how to tackle them are provided.

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