Use of E-resources by the Faculty Members and Students in Economics in University of Delhi: A Study


Purpose: The dependence of scholars in the academia on e resources has increased as users find it convenient to access and use e-resources. The article analyses usage of E-resources by the faculty members and students in the field of Economics. Methodology: For this survey, the sample population consisting of faculty members, research scholars and post graduate students was selected from the Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics (DE, DSE). 120 Questionnaires were distributed among the users out of which 110 (91.66%) had given their feedback. Interview of a few faculty members and students was also conducted to to clarify and supplement the data collected via the questionnaires. Findings: The findings revealed that users in economics are in need of e-resources but due to some issues they are not able to fully utilise the available e-resources. The factors may be lack of skill to search e-resources, limited access to certain government resources which discourages users to use e-resources and shows negative impact on access and use of e-resources. Value: The study is useful for the users and library professionals dealing with -resources especially in the field of Economics for choosing wisely the resources required by the users in the field.


Economics, Electronic Resources, E-resources

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