Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 10-30-2021


With the emergence of information technology, users' information-seeking behaviour (ISB) and information preferences alter with a great space. The advancement of ICT infrastructure leads to increase demand and widespread use of e-resources. The Internet and the Web are constantly influencing the development of new modes of scholarly communication; their potential for delivering goods is quite vast, as they overcome the geographical limitations associated with print media. Now users can access e-resources on their desktops. But in India, the constraints on sufficient access to e-resources lay on the financial barrier & high subscription charges. To overcome it and prioritize the college academic community, the UGC-MHRD initiated the N-LIST consortium to provide selected e-journals and e-books to the registered colleges in India. The present study targeted the postgraduate students in Government aided colleges of Punjab to examine the awareness and use of N-LIST e-resources, its purposes of usage, level of satisfaction and problems faced while accessing N-LIST e-resources. For this purpose, a well-structured questionnaire was prepared with the help of Google form as a tool for data collection. The study findings reveal that the majority of respondents are aware of N-LIST e-resources, while its usage is not up to the mark. Based on the conclusions, it recommends that college libraries should conduct hands-on training programmes & workshops besides outreach & orientation programmes to maximize the usage of N-LIST e-resources.