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Findings: There is still a lack of research in the area of children's information seeking behaviour in school libraries. Not much is known about children's perception of school library services, their preferred sources of information, and why they engage in information seeking process.

Abstract: The paper provides an overview on the significance of studying information seeking behaviour of children to enhance the role of school libraries. The literature on children's information seeking behaviour is reviewed and integrated into the perspective of school library services. Discussion on the different models of information seeking is presented. The paper focuses on children's information seeking behaviour in the electronic environment. It also outlines issues related to children's access and barriers to information. An analysis of research methodology used is provided. Suggestions on the future research direction with emphasis on the Malaysian school libraries environment. See:

Mansor, Y. (2002). Research in children's information seeking behaviour. In D. Singh, A. Abdullah, S. Fonseka and B. de Rozario (Eds.) School libraries for a knowledge society (pp. 99-110). Seattle: International Association of School Librarianship.

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