International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Full Length Research Paper

Effective use of e-resource materials among practicing lawyers of Madras high court

S. Thanuskodi
Library and Information Science Wing, Directorate of Distance Education Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar – 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 02 February 2010
  •  Published: 30 May 2010



Adequate knowledge about the information seeking behaviour of users is vital for developing library collections, services and facilities to meet their information needs effectively. The purpose of this study is to identify the information channels used by the junior lawyers of Madras high court. A questionnaire was distributed to 1000 advocates of Madras high court and 710 filled in questionnaires were returned, giving an overall response rate of 71%. It was found that majority of the junior advocate respondents (40.57%) make library visit thrice a week. The junior advocate respondents occupy the fifth position in their overall satisfaction on all legal information networks and fee based e-resources. The junior advocate respondents top the position with respect to their overall problems in accessing e-resources as their secured mean score is 3.94 on a 5 point rating scale.              


Key words: Library services, Madras high court, advocates, e-resources, CD-ROM database.