عنوان مقاله [English]
Since the mission of each information system is to accelerate the use of information by users, hence, knowing users, their needs, and the ways in which they use information is essential and the provision of information resources, regardless of the information needs of learners, will result in the loss of human resources, budget and other facilities. Therefore, the research was conducted to investigate the information needs and information seeking behavior of students of Applied Scientific Training Center of Jihad-e-Agriculture in Bushehr province. The research method was survey and using a questionnaire. In this study, content validity method was used for validity and Cronbach's alpha coefficient was used for measuring reliability. The statistical population of this study included students of that center during the first semester of academic year 2014-15 (N = 314). After removal of incomplete questionnaires, 282 items of the questionnaire were used for final analysis. The research findings showed that students' motivation was the most to seek information, prepare reports and study research. The most important source of information was the need for specialized literature introduced by the professors. Most students use the Internet between 3 and 6 hours a week, which is the most widely used e-mail, search engine such as Google and specialized databases for learning. The most important barriers to accessing the community are English language abilities, lack of resources in the library and a large amount of information retrieved.