Relevance of Electronic Journal Databases in the Discipline of Life Sciences: A Study of Kurukshetra University

Sukhbir Singh, Neha Garg, Chetan Sharma


In ICT set-up electronic journal databases play a tremendous role in academic research, it is essentially due to its tops over the print resources. Libraries spend huge amount on online databases in a tender to boost teaching, learning and research in higher education. This study carried out on usage of e-journal databases by research scholars of life sciences in Kurukshetra university. Aim of the study is to find out the significance of online databases among the research scholars. A questionnaire survey was conducted to collect the data from the respondents. Result of the study shows that 98% respondents are aware about the e-databases of their respective field. Though research scholars acknowledge the importance of the e-databases in research, they face few difficulties also that constrain effective use of the e-resources. It is analyzed that e-journal databases have become vigorous portion of information for research. Springer link, Science Direct, Nature and PubMed are the prominent databases primarily used by the respondents.

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