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Measuring Use Patterns of Electronic Resources: A Study of College of Agriculture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand)
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This research study sought to determine the use patterns of Electronic Resources and limited to the College of Agriculture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand). A questionnaire was distributed among the Post Graduate students, Research Scholars and Faculty Members of the various post-graduate departments of the college to collect desired data. 120 valid samples were collected and used for data analysis and interpretation in this present study. The result shows a growing interest among the respondents to the use of E-Resource at College of Agriculture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand). It was found that E-resources of Elsevier Publisher with 77.5% was the most used and useful publisher for the agricultural community. Majority 59.17% of the respondents used online databases 2-4 times in a week. Awareness among the users about the availability of online journals was found highly satisfactory. Electronic Resources were mostly used for studying course work and writing research papers. PDF format of E-Resources was the most preferred format. There are many reasons highlighted by the users that promote the use of E-Resources.