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Use of e-resources by the faculty members and students: a study of Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi, Delhi

Neetika Sharma

Abstract


With the advent of information and communication technology, resources like electronic books, electronic journals, electronic databases, electronic reference sources, electronic bulletins, electronic reports, etc. are making their way into higher education system. An academic library is a fundamental part of a higher education system and it is essential for academic libraries to acquire relevant information resources and make them readily available for use by the prospective library user groups. The present study examines the use of e-resources by the faculty members and students of Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi. The main aim of the study was to find out how academicians compare e-resources with print resources, how they perceive the advantages of e-resources, and how they face the problems while accessing them. In this connection, out of a total of 200 questionnaires distributed to the faculty members and students of Social Sciences (Political Science, History, Geography, and Economics), only 180 were responded. The collected data was analyzed to reveal interesting results.


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