USE OF E- JOURNALS BY THE FACULTY: A CASE STUDY BASED ON UNIVERSITY OF KERALA

Abstract

Author(s): B. Mini Devi, Vijitha V.K.

The article critically examines the use of e-journals among faculty members of University of Kerala. The population is made up of 120 faculty members from the difficult departments of University of Kerala. Questionnaire method is adopted for data collection, 104 filled questionnaires are received back. Among them about 92 faculty members were aware about e-journals. The SPSS software package was used for analysing the data. Majority of the faculty members use e-journals for their research needs and career information. They preferred UGC-INFONET consortia, J-gate, JSTOR, and ICSSR consortia. To increase the use of e-journals, certain practical methods are suggested.

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