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Physical Science Reference Sources on the Web: An Evaluative Study

Library Herald Year : 2008, Volume : 46, Issue : 4 First page : ( 295) Last page : ( 307) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Physical Science Reference Sources on the Web: An Evaluative Study

Kumar BT Sampath, Lecturer Department of Library and Information Science, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri-577 451, Shimoga, Karnataka, E-mail: sampathbt_2001@rediffmail.com

Abstract Access to Internet particularly the Web sources has already influenced and changed the way that the scholars and faculty members used to retrieve and disseminate information for their academic work. This study focuses on how the academics evaluate the web sources and what are the opinions of the academics regarding the authority, coverage, currency, permanence, usefulness of web sources. The results of the present study clearly show that the majority of respondents rated the web reference sources as ‘good’ against the selected evaluation criteria and the respondents are satisfied with the current status of web reference sources. But the majority of respondents felt that the Web sources are not prestigious than the printed sources.

Keywords Internet, World Wide Web, Web sources, Physics, Evaluation.

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