A study of Awareness and Use of Online Databases and its Influences in Reading Behaviour of College Students

  • P. Arulpragasam Librarian Seva Sadan’s College of Education, Ulhasnagar- 421003, Thane, Maharashtra
Keywords: Electronic information resources, online databases, students, reading culture use of e-resources


Information technology is vastly used in academic and educational environments. This survey reports the pattern of use of online electronic resources which are subscribing in their college libraries. The research reveals that e-book, e-journal and e-news are the most commonly use electronic resources among the users It further reveals that electronic information resources are often utilized among the users of the institution. When trying to find out the reading pattern of the users the research reveals that most of the users access theses online resources daily and they feel it motivates their reading habits. The study is limited with the users and geographical area and available online electronic information resources among college libraries of University of Mumbai, Thane region. Appropriate suggestions are made on how e-resources can be more effectively used.


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