USE OF WEB RESOURCES AND ITS RETRIEVAL PATTERN AMONG RESEARCH SCHOLARS OF GURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY: A SURVEY.
Web resources are very popular now days and libraries are subscribing wide range of web resources. In this scenario, it has become essential to know whether the acquiring of web resources in libraries is of any use, whether users are aware of these resources and use to the maximum. Present study is an effort to find out the awareness level and use of web resources among research scholars and to help libraries to frame policies and programmes and to popularize web information resources among users. A well-structured questionnaire is administered among the 100 research scholars of both categories-Arts & Humanities and Sciences &Electronics. It reveals that the awareness of e-journals and e-books is optimum among researchers and majority of research scholars use mainly web resources for the research. The study also shows that search engine is the most popular web tool for identification of new web resources. WWW is most popular internet service among research scholars.
Librarian, District Library, Amritsar, Punjab, India.
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