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The present study is an attempt to know the knowledge and use of electronic information resources by post graduate engineering students studying in 16 Autonomous engineering colleges of Karnataka state. The study involved 1064 post graduate engineering students and found that 100% students use electronic information resources. The study also revealed that e-journals are the most preferred e-resources and the library notice board along with library websites are the major sources of creating awareness about the availability of e-resources. However, the trial and error method was highly used to use e-resources followed by self-study and library orientation. The study found that keyword search is highly preferred and the VTU consortium is a highly preferred gateway for accessing the e-resources. Engineering students lack the skill of selecting the right search term. Apart from this slow internet connectivity also hinders the effective use of e-resources.