Usage of Online Electronic Information Resources Among PG Students of Alagappa University

Usage of Online Electronic Information Resources Among PG Students of Alagappa University

Muthuvennila S. (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7125-4.ch012
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A study was conducted to investigate the accessibility and use of online electronic information resources in Alagappa University PG students. The methodology adopted for the study was survey in which questionnaires used in collection of the data. A total of 80 respondents participated in the study. It was concluded that most of the respondent's frequency of using online electronic information resources search for the author strategies in most useable (35%), the maximum respondents (25%) using for the online resources. This study shows that majority of the respondents (47.5%) have had 1 hour of access in e-resources, and more than 3 hours has been accessed by the respondents (12.5%) using for the electronic resources. Majority of respondents (31.5%) have accessibility of using e-resources.
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Electronic Information Resources: Background Information

Information Technology

Information is a dynamic and unending resource that affects all disciplines and all walks of life. It supports education, research, and developments. Technology in its broad sense is the main factor determining the development of information. Information technologies facilitate a transfer of electronic data or information from one place to another, one person to another and from one library to another library. Information technology is the electronic mean of capturing, processing, storing and communicating information. It covers any product that will store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive information electronically in digital form. Information technology infrastructure is considered as the most dominant paradigm of Development in the recent years. Information technologies have become dramatically and strategically important in modern civilization.


Online is the condition of being connected to a network of the computers or other devices. The term is frequently used to define someone who is currently used linked to the Internet. In general, when a machine is “online,” it is turned on and connected to other devices. For example, when a network printer is online, computers linked to the network can print from it. Computer or device connected to a network and ready to use other computers or devices. Database, file, or webpage available for downloading or reading.


Nowadays, a majority of the print and electronic scholarly publishers and Information disseminators increasingly act globally to produce e - information includes a full-text database of journals, books, patents, standards or technical report, dissertations, theses, annual report etc. of a particular publisher or a group of publishers.

  • Operating through the use of many small electronica parts (such as microchips and transistors)

  • Produced by the use of electronic equipment

  • Operating by means of a computer: involving a computer or a computer

Key Terms in this Chapter

Digital Archives: In other words, “digital archives” or “online archives” will still generally contain primary sources, but they are likely to be described individually rather than in groups or collections.

Electronic Information Resources: The new information and communication technology helps to produce a large number of electronic resources. Include electronic information resources which reflect the curriculum as well as the user’s interests and culture. Electronic materials are informational resources, exercises, and activities, that we create by our self and which our students use on a computer as web page or CD-ROM content, or even in a printed form.

E-Articles: Electronic articles are scholarly journals or magazines that can be accessed via electronic transmission. They can be used to specialized and electronic document, with a particular content, purpose, format, metadata, and availability, they consist of individual articles from scholarly journals and magazines, they have been purpose of providing material for academic research and study, they are formatted approximately like printed journal articles.

Electronic Libraries: A digital library is a special library with a collection of digital objects that can be used to text, visual materials, audio-video materials, and stored as electronic media formats, along with organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained on the library collection of electronic libraries.

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