| || Online Databases Usage by Research Scholars of the Aligarh Muslim University
Author :Khan, Abdul Mannan;Zaidi, S.M.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(2) ; 2009 ; pp.55-60
Abstract : The study endeavours to find out the level of awareness and use of online databases as well as to ascertain research scholar’s satisfaction with the infrastructure to support accessing online databases in the AMU campus. A well structured questionnaire was administered to the research scholars of the AMU to collect data regarding the awareness and use of online databases. The survey reveals that most of the research scholars are aware of the online databases availability and largely use them for their research work and to update subject knowledge. They fully agree that with the usage of online databases, the quality of research work improves with enrichment of appurtenant contents and materials, leading to high quality manuscript. It is however found that the main problems faced by research scholars in using online databases are lack of information on online databases subscribed by university on their subjects/researches. It is also noticed that nearly 50 per cent research scholars are satisfied with the infrastructure to support accessing online databases in the AMU campus.
Keywords : Online databases;Research scholars;Database usage;Aligarh Muslim University;AMU