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Awareness and Usage of E-resources by the Library Users of IIT-Delhi: A Case Study

International Journal of Information Library and Society

Volume 7 Issue 1

Published: 2018
Author(s) Name: Amit K. Tamrakar, Jyoti Jadon | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Librarian, Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies, Raisen, Madhya Pradesh, India.
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Abstract

Advancement of e-journal during recent years has given librarians an influential resource to support learning and research. This study is based on the survey (questionnaire) method. A structured questionnaire was designed to collect the data from the PG students, research scholars and faculty members of 10 major departments of IIT- Delhi. The study examines the information source mostly preferred by the users, conduction of training programmes by the library for their users, Users capability to find out the E-Resources, frequency of the use of E-resources by the users, purpose of using the e-resources etc. The studies found that the majority of users preferred e-journals for their academic or research purpose. IIT-Delhi library provides the user training programme for the maximum use of e-resources. The majority of respondents can easily discover the relevant information from the e-resources offered by the library.

Keywords: E-resources, Information Usages, User Study, IIT-Delhi, India

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