Information is an extremely complex task involving the interaction among users, the information need, and the information resources. The heterogeneous environment which users confront in academic libraries today increases the complexity, as not only the format of information, but also the number of resources seems to grow exponentially. The objective of this study is to know the need and purpose of the use of information resources among the research scholars of Alagappa University. Among the other thing, this study examined the examined the preferences of the scholars towards printed materials and electronic materials and patterns of using e-resources. The sample respondents chosen for this study consists of Research Scholar of Alagappa University from various disciplines. The findings of this study reveal the personal experiences and perceptions they have had on practices. In this way the present study analyzed the information need and the use pattern of resources by the users of Alagappa University library.