Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services (IJISS)
Awareness and Use of Open Access Journals by the Master of Education Students in Salem Zone, Tamil NaduAuthor : G. Thenmozhi and P. Gomathi
Volume 9 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 55-57
This study is an attempt to observe the awareness and use of open access journals by the Master of Education students in Salem Zone (Salem, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Namakkal). Open access resources promote the global knowledge flow for the benefit of the research scholars. Structured questionnaire was distributed among the Master of Education (M.Ed) Students of various disciplines. The study reveals that the P.G students are aware of open access resources and various types of open access journals which are freely accessible through internet. Most of the respondents agreed that open access journals are very much useful and are of high quality. Some recommendations have also been suggested.
Open Access, Open Access Journals, M.Ed Students
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