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Use of Electronic Resources by Law Degree Students at Anuradhapura Regional Centre of the Open University of Sri Lanka

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H.M.P.P Karunarathna

Open University of Sri Lanka, LK
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E-Resources have become a popular information path to academics, teachers and researchers since last decade. This study examined to identify the use of e-resources by law degree students at Anuradhapura Regional Centre (ARC) of the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). The purpose of this study was to identify the purpose and frequency of use of e- resources by law degree students, identify the computer and English language skills of law degree students. Further, to identify problems faced by the students when accessing and using e- resources. Semi structured questionnaire was distributed among 181 law degree students and 115 students (64%) responded to this survey. The findings revealed that majority (93%) of students have been used e- resources but most of them were unaware how to use various e-resources for their academic activities. Further, findings revealed that lack of computer skills and English language skills have also been affected to the usage of e-resources. Their main barrier was insufficient work station with bandwidth. So it is recommended to increase the computer facility at ARC library and develop new courses and training sessions to develop their computer skills and English language proficiency.

Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, Vol. 18, Issue 2, June 2014, Page 41-61

How to Cite: Karunarathna, H.M.P.P., (2015). Use of Electronic Resources by Law Degree Students at Anuradhapura Regional Centre of the Open University of Sri Lanka. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka. 18(2), pp.41–60. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jula.v18i2.7865
Published on 25 Apr 2015.
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