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Perception is the ability to see, hear or understand things related to an awareness of information sources. The study reported that the impact of electronic resources on the higher education community has considerably increased. Consortia access of electronic resources has increased the level of library services and convenience for the patrons of large libraries with "global access". The major findings of the study were that maximum number of the respondents had good awareness and adequate knowledge with electronic resources and were satisfied with the use of electronic resources.
This study dealt with the perception of electronic resources provided by Bharathidasan University and Madurai Kamaraj University to the user community as they are related to an awareness of e-books, e-journals, abstracting and review, publication and databases. This study found that usage of electronic resources by faculty members and research scholars of Bharathidasan University and Madurai Kamaraj University confirmed that electronic resources are time saving, easy to access, more informative and flexible.