Awareness, Access and Utilization of Electronic Journals among the Research Scholars and Students of Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai: A Study

Dr. M. Balakrishnan & C. Pandeeswaran

This paper focuses on the awareness, access and utilization of electronic journals among the Research Scholars and Students of Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. A questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. The sample is taken using simple random strategy. Out of 120 questionnaires distributed, 107 were received back. The study was conducted with an aim of to study the use of UGC-Infonet journals, to know the location of accessing E-journals, to study the purpose of utilization of e-journals, to study the time spends on access E-journals, to find out the search articles in electronic journals and to know the opinion about the problems faced while using e-journals. The major finding of the study, 39.3% of the respondents spend less than one hour for accessing e-journals, 49.5% of respondents are the main purpose of using e-journals for writing articles/books, 53.3% of the respondents search the articles in e-journals by using keywords, 73.8% of the respondents need the printed journals apart from using electronic journals and 37.4% of the respondents’ opinion about the level of satisfaction of the E-journals is good.

Keywords – Awareness, Utilisation, Electronic journals, Library resources, User survey.

 

DOI : 10.26761/IJRLS.7.1.2021.1371          DOI URL: https://doi.org/10.26761/ijrls.7.1.2021.1371

Cite This Article As: Balakrishnan, M. & Pandeeswaran, C. (2021). Awareness, Access and Utilization of Electronic Journals among the Research Scholars and Students of Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai: A Study. International Journal of Research in Library Science (IJRLS), 7(1) 77-84. www.ijrls.in

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