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Date of this Version

Winter 10-1-2018

Citation

Jeyshankar, R. Nachiappan, N.and Lavanya, A. (2018). Analysis of Gender Differences in Information Retrieval Skills in the Use of Electronic Resources among Post Graduate Students of Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu

Abstract

This paper is to know how the post graduate students of Alagappa University, applied their Information Retrieval skills in accessing electronic resources. The samples are collected from the 252 of four faculties’ postgraduate students of Alagappa University. With the help of filled questionnaire, the collected data was further analysed by using simple percentage, standard deviations and Chi-Square test. This study mainly focused on information retrieving skill among graduate students of Alagappa University. Female respondents are more compare than male students. It aspires to measure the postgraduate graduates’ use and access of searching the information using web tools, techniques and resources. This study finds that female respondents are high information retrieval skills compared to male. This study also emphasis most of the respondents Searching the electronic catalogue (OPAC) through the author, title and shelf searches.has highest mean score as far as both male and female respondents 4.54 (S.D. 0.789) and male respondents 4.35 (0.957) are concerned.

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