Online Journals And Periodicals Among Engineering Colleges

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USE OF ONLINE JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS AMONG ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN DINDIGUL DISTRICT: A CASE STUDY Dr. S. Aravind Librarian, G.T.N Arts College, Dindigul Tamilnadu, India, Email: aragtn2601@yahoo.com Abstract This paper attempts to deal with Students’ opinion regarding the usage of online journals and periodicals by the users of engineering colleges. This study attempts to find out the familiarity, preference and utility of online journals and periodicals by the users of engineering colleges. Analysis and interpretation are mainly from the information collected through questionnaire method. This paper provides few suggestions for the effective use of online journals among engineering college libraries. Keywords: Academic Library, Online Journals and periodicals, Online Resources, Usage Study, User Survey 1. INTRODUCTION The Online sources of information are becoming more and more important for the academic community for their teaching and research. Online journals have revolution the scholarly and scientific communication since their inception in the late 1980s. The exponential growths of online journals over the last five years were popular among scientific information providers, publishers, libraries and information centers. Current developments in online journals and their institutional licensing and subscriptions arrangements clearly indicate a rapid revolution. The libraries first began tracking online journals in 1991 and the Association of Research

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