USAGE PATTERN OF ACADEMIC SEARCH ENGINES: A SURVEY OF RESEARCH SCHOLARS OF KURUKSHETRA UNIVERSITY, KURUKSHETRA

Abstract

Author(s): Rupak Chakravarty

Search engines are about excitement, optimism, hope and enrichment. Search engines are also about despair and disappointment. A researcher while using search engines for resource discovery might have experienced one or the other sentiments. One may say that user satisfaction depends much upon the search strategies deployed by the user. But at the same time it also depends upon the quality of search engine used for information retrieval. Today, there are many search engines used for resource discovery. They display the results of the searches made in readily-comprehensible manner with lots of customization possibilities including refining and sorting. This paper is an attempt to analyze the usage pattern of academic search engines by the research scholars of Kurukshetra University.

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