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Title: The Use of Electronic Databases By Post Graduate Students At King Abdul Aziz University Library
Authors: Ezzat Mansour
Issue Date: 17-Nov-2011
Publisher: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Abstract: The electronic database offers libraries tremendous opportunities to provide useful information services to users and to gain access to up to date electronic information resources which available in digital formats. The aim of this study is to determine whether selected commercial electronic databases made available by King Abdul Aziz University library are actually being used by the target population for whom they were acquired. Another issue that was investigated the perception of end-users which might enlighten the librarians and decision makers by providing an overall picture of the student attitudes, perception towards electronic resources in King Abdul Aziz University. The population of the study comprised all post graduate students of faculty of science, engineering and Library department students. Survey research method was employed to conduct the research, beside questionnaires were distributed; and students were asked to share their opinions and state their problems. Descriptive Statistic method was employed for the analysis of the data has been collected. A large number of King Abdul Aziz University post graduate students are satisfied with their electronic database. It was found that majority of respondents are considered to be intermediate users in using electronic database. However, the lack of trained staff, language proficiency and availability of full text option are the major reasons that would discourage users from using the electronic database. King Abdul Aziz University librarians should develop and improve their electronic database by subscribing to electronic journals that provide full text options and conduct user study programs to know more about electronic information needs of their users.
Description: This paper was presented at the 6th World Congress of Muslim Librarians and Information Scientists 2011 (WCOMLIS 2011), held on the 16-17th November 2011, at the Cultural Activity Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
URI: http://myrepositori.pnm.gov.my/handle/123456789/3083
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