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Student teachers' usage and access of electronic resources in the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) during the Covid-19 outbreak


Assistant Professor

The Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed to be University)

Gandhigram, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu, India – 624 302


. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur created the National Digital Library of India (NDLI). It is a single-window portal that accumulates and collates information from prestigious Indian and international educational institutions, as well as other relevant sources. It is free and accessible to the public. The objective of the study was to find out the student teachers' usage and access of the NDLI during the Covid-19 outbreak. The online survey method was employed for the study. The investigator designed the questionnaire in Google Forms. The researcher sent the questionnaire about the National Digital Library of India via email and classroom WhatsApp group. A sample consisted of 92 student teachers who participated from the university department and colleges of education, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu, India. The respondents for the research were chosen using a simple random sampling technique. The investigator prepared a structured questionnaire about the NDLI and the access and usage of various electronic resources for academic purposes in the digital library. The data was collected from the participants and analysed in MS Excel. The results of the study revealed that 78.26% of the student teachers are aware of the NDLI and 78.26 percent of student teachers using the NDLI. A total of 54.35 percent of student teachers have an account in the NDLI. The majority of student teachers used NDLI resources daily (21.74%), weekly twice (40.22%), and weekly (32.61). The majority of the student teachers satisfied the electronic resources available in the NDLI.