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Shabir, A, Dar, Bilal Ahmad, Mohad Basharat. "Usage and Perception of E-Resources by Undergraduate Students: A Case Study of Government Degree College Baramulla- J&K" (2019). Library Philosophy and Practice (e-Journal), 6111
We have witnessed a drastic change in the organization and operations of Library and Information Centres from last three decades or so. From storehouses of books to Information Centres, from preserving philosophy to access orientation, printed materials to digital information, manual system of operations to automatic service delivery systems and from in-house services to advanced consortia based remote access to flood of information resources, libraries as service centres have traversed a long journey with revolutionary and evolutionary ramifications. Modern-day libraries are flooded with lots of information sources both in print as well as in digital format. A major chunk of information resource in today’s libraries is in electronic and digital form which have tremendous advantages over their print counterparts. This study is an attempt to study the usage, preference, and perception of undergraduate students at the college level. Survey method of data collection has been employed with a sample size of 350 students across the 5 streams of study in the institution. The major findings of the study reveal that students are more inclined towards E-Resources in comparison to print sources. College library needs to market its services particularly E-Services among the students as the large percentage of users are not fully aware of the E-Resources and services available in their library.