Relevancy of Academic Library Website in Research Support for Researchers: A Quantitative Analysis of Central University Library Websites in North India

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Anita Sharma, Prof. Ranjeet Kumar Choudhary


Academic libraries have been impacted by online learning environments in every aspect of their services. Both on-campus and distance learners have benefited from academic libraries' use of information technology for providing access to resources and services on libraries websites. The importance of research support cannot be undermined in the journey of research. Researchers need a ladder in the form of research help to reach the completion of their research easily. University libraries do provide research support in the form of resources to their researchers but, the role of library websites cannot be challenged. It has an ample potential in this area to help researchers in making them aware of resources available for research support. Many academic library websites have dedicated section for research help and research support. This study intends to explore and quantitatively analyses research support available on the academic library website in India. Result of this study has shown that there was good visibility of research support on central university library websites in providing research support to researchers on library websites in North India. It was found that the library website at JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) provides good research support for researchers. All central university library websites are providing online resources and services to their research community markedly.

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