Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Summer 6-12-2021


Through this paper researchers in detail investigate students of Library and Information science, Varanasi from session 2020 - 2021 usage patterns & attitudes toward the LISTA database. This study begins with a literature search. A lot of primary & secondary sources are reviewed to recognize the related study. The Population of the present study is 245 and the Slovin formula is employed to calculate the optimum sample size. At 95% confidence level, the calculated research sample is 151.937 rounded off to 152 library science students enrolled in the UG, PG and Ph.D. programme for session 2020-2021, in BHU, MGKVP & SSV University. The study is a survey-based descriptive investigation. Simple percent statistical tools were used to answer the research questions. A structured questionnaire consisting of study related questions & demographic questions such as name, gender, year in course etc were developed to elicit the data from students. Google form is used to prepare questionnaires & send through mail & social networking platforms to all the population identified under the study. The study indicates that the most popular search technique is simple search, preferred search technique among 63.07% respondents for accessing information from LISTA & 36.92 % used advanced search to retrieve needed resources from the database. Mostly 47.69% of respondents use it for research work. Seeking subject knowledge (35.38%) is the next reason ;(7.69%) students use it for writing articles ,4 students use it for any other purpose & Teaching (3.07%) is the least preferred reason for accessing LISTA. The student’s satisfaction level with LISTA Database. 4 (6.15 %) respondents are dissatisfied with resources of LISTA & 42(64.61%) of respondents are satisfied & similarly 19 (29.23%) respondent is partially satisfied with the use of LISTA Database. This study suggested that the library should organize a workshop & orientation programme to make library patrons aware of all resources of the library, especially web resources. More ICT infrastructure facilities should be provided in libraries to minimize mechanical barriers in accessing the databases.