Utilization of Online Digital Information Resources by Women Research Scholars in Sri Padmavathi Mahila University at Tirupati: A Study
Sources of information available via the Internet are increasing exponentially, leading to steady increase in the use of Internet for education and research. Since past few years, free online information sources like e-journals, e-books, e-databases have increased considerably. Earlier, information and knowledge were passed by word of mouth or through manuscripts, and communication was a slow process. Today, it is passed from one individual to an infinite number of other users through a number of media and formats which makes rapid and widespread dissemination of information possible. This paper discusses utilization of online digital information resources by women research scholars of Sri Padmavathi Mahila University, Tirupati. Results show that 93.41 per cent of the research scholars are aware of the use of digital resources, and a high percentage of women research scholars (40.78%) are using digital resources for research purpose.