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INFLIBNET and Its Usage Among Research Scholars and Faculty Members in Universities of Tamilnadu

Library Herald Year : 2013, Volume : 51, Issue : 3 First page : ( 221) Last page : ( 237) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/j.0976-2469.51.3.004

INFLIBNET and Its Usage Among Research Scholars and Faculty Members in Universities of Tamilnadu

Ramesh S*, Yuvaraj T** *Library Assistant (Spl. Gr), Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. Email id: ramesh_msul@yahoo.co.in **Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. Email id: yuvarajpsychologist@gmail.com

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the usage of INFLIBNET services among Research Scholars and Faculty Members at various universities in Tamilnadu. A questionnaire was used to find out the usage of INFLIBNET services. Five hundred sixty three respondents were chosen based on purposive sampling method from 3 Universities in Tamilnadu, one university from each of the three different Phases: University of Madras from Phase I Universities, Bharathidasan University from Phase II, and Alagappa University from Phase III. These Universities were selected randomly. Percentage analysis, and graphical representations, such as, Pie charts and Histograms were employed for evaluating the results. Certain difficulties were faced by the respondents in using INFLIBNET. In spite of these difficulties, it was perceived to be improving the overall quality of research. This paper is the first of its kind to explore the overall services of INFLIBNET, used by research scholars and faculty members.

Keywords INFLIBNET, Research Scholars, Faculty Members, INFLIBNET usage,Ramesh S, Yuvaraj T.

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