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Today E-resources moved toward becoming embodiment of each scholarly action of advanced education. The present study examined the usage of e-resources among the students of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU), Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. A descriptive survey method was adopted by using questionnaire as a tool to collect relevant data from the students. The total population of 135 questionnaires was randomly distributed to the respondents out of which 120 questionnaires was return as filled. The overall response rate was 89%. The main objectives of the study are to determine the awareness, frequency, purpose, access point, factor influence, key constraints and satisfaction of present collection of e-resources in the library. The result of the study reveals that 78.3% of the respondents are aware and used e-resources followed by 63% are using e-resources in the frequency of 2-3 times in a week, 53% are using e-resources for research purpose, 59% are access e-resources in the library, 17.3% are using e-resources to improve professional competence, 39% of the respondents felt that lack of training as a key constraint for the effective use of e-resources and 35% of the respondents are highly satisfied with the present e-collection of the library. This study concludes that Library plays important role in the usage of e-resources by its users. Library needs to facilitate e-resources and to give training for the effective usage of e-resources by the users.



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