Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Library Resources and Research Environment in Higher Education Institutions: Students’ Satisfaction
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This study aims to examine library resources and research environment in higher education institutions in terms of students’ satisfaction. The library in university has a central role in higher education in multiple ways. As the online web of knowledge is providing free of cost. However, the similar nature of services is subscribed and paid at student homes. For the present research, a quantitative study design was opted to conduct an online survey. A total of 1358 students participated from public and private sector universities to fill the questionnaire. The questionnaire was pre-tested from 30 respondents. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) technique was employed to measure the effects of the proposed model. The study findings show that the students are provided with all the necessary facilities to search the information and sort-out the updated knowledge on the topics of their interest. Moreover, the students are getting benefits from all the online and print sources to meet the demands of the research in the present era. It is also revealed that research-intensive students are satisfied with available library resources. The study recommended that students should be facilitated by providing updated digital and print resources to keep up to date students with the latest knowledge produced in their relevant fields.