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

Use of electronic information resources at College of Dry Land Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Prakash Dongardive
  • Prakash Dongardive
  • Department of Library and Information Science, CNCS, Mekelle University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 06 January 2015
  •  Accepted: 25 February 2015
  •  Published: 31 March 2015


This study aims to examine the use of electronic information sources (EIS) by the teaching faculties. The survey was administrated among the academic community along with the observation and informal interviews at the College of Dry Land Agriculture and Natural Resources, ‘Mekelle University’ Ethiopia in the year 2014. Pre structured questionnaires were sent to 176 teaching faculties to know how they elaborate the various aspects of EIS use such as frequency and purpose of EIS use, frequently used EIS, method of learning to use EIS, benefits of EIS, constraints faced in the use of EIS and the satisfaction level of faculties in the use of EIS. Suggestions have been given to strengthen the existing electronic information sources and services and to maximize the use of EIS in the college of Dry Land Agriculture and Natural Resources, academic community.     
Key words: e-databases use, e-journals, electronic information.