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

Electronic information sources: The effective use by the academic community

Shivaraja, O.
  • Shivaraja, O.
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Electronic City, Phase-II, Hosuru Road, Bangalore-560100, India.
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  •  Received: 28 February 2014
  •  Accepted: 26 January 2015
  •  Published: 31 January 2015


Electronic information sources are becoming more and more popular since they provide multimedia information, full-text searching, reference linking and flexibility in searching and browsing. The purpose of this study is to determine how nursing students and faculty uses the electronic information sources for work-related purposes. A total of 210 survey returns indicate that students and faculty use the electronic information in support of their study and teaching. While majority of students and faculty generally feel that the electronic information sources provide faster and reliable information, still they prefer to use print as well as electronic information sources.

Key words: E-resources, user study, information sources, academics, nursing college libraries.