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Indian Journal of Library and Information Science

Volume  2, Issue 3, September-December 2008, Pages 113-119


Case Report

Awareness Electronic Journals and their Usage Among the Users: A Study of Punjab Engineering College , Chandigarh
*Baljinder Kaur
*Library Assistant, Central Library, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering & Technology, Ferozepur (Punjab), ****Deputy Librarian, Central Library Thapar University, Patiala (Punjab)
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The present paper focuses on the awareness about electronic journals and their usage among the students and faculty of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. The download usage statistics were used to study the impact of e-journals on use. Also, in order to know the purpose of using these library e-resources are used by them. A survey was conducted in the academic year 2005-06 and data was collected from through a questionnaire method. The finding of the study bring out that despite the fact that most of the users have not heard the name of INDEST consortium and have no knowledge about the library e-resources/services being provided by the  institute, the users are using these e-resources and they are research scholars and faculty. There has been an increase in the usage of e-journals. The users use these e-resources more for seminars and projects as compared to writing papers, and academic and research work.
Key Words Usage, Awareness, Electronic Journals

Corresponding Author : *Baljinder Kaur