Problems in Searching Online Databases: A Case Study of Select Central University Libraries in India
The purpose of this paper is to investigate and determine the different challenges faced by the searchersof online database in selected central university libraries in India. Eight central universities in India were chosenon the basis of the bandwidth utilisation (higher to lowest in each group). A total of 302 library users filledin the questionnaires (out of 320 approached) in the survey all eight central university libraries across India.It finds that easy and understandable content pages are the most desirable by the users; site feasibility isdirectly proportional to users interaction; and the retrieval techniques vary from subject to subject. This paperaffirms that the databases should be selected on the basis of their retrieval aspects and the online features.The publisher of the online databases can not overlook the retrieval features in the databases. Easy and simpleretrieval features can fetch more subscribers for the vendors and publishers. This is a comprehensive studythat provides statistical data on searching/retrieval problem of online databases in different central universitiesin India.
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