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: 244

Full Length Research Paper

Use of internet and e-resources by the students of business management: A survey of P. G. students of business administration, Sambalpur University, India

Bulu Maharana, Bipin Bihari Sethi* and Subedita Behera
P. G. Department of Library and Information Science, Sambalpur University, Orissa, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 January 2010
  •  Published: 30 April 2010


In recent years, Internet and electronic resources have become most popular sources of information for the researchers, scholars, teachers, professionals and students. The present study was designed to find out the necessity and usage of Internet and e-resources by the students undertaking the master’s course in Business Administration, in Sambalpur University, Orissa, India. A structured questionnaire was monitored among 120 MBA students, out of which 91 (75.83%) responded to this survey. The present investigation gives an indication of the range of uses of internet and e-resources by MBA students. The investigation result shows that majority of the students (1/3 of them) have a long experience of using Internet for 2 - 4 years and all are more or less aware of the applications of Internet technology. More than half of the students surveyed in the study strongly feel that management study will be severely affected with out the use of Internet and e-resources.


Key words: Internet, e-resources, communication medium, study and research, master in business administration (MBA), Sambalpur University, Orissa.