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General Information
    • ISSN: 2382-6185
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Knowl. Eng.
    • Frequency: Quarterly (2015-2016); semiyearly (Since 2017)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJKE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
    • Indexed by: Google Scholar, Crossref, ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijke@ejournal.net
Editor-in-chief
Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
College of Charleston, SC, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJKE. I will do my best to help develop this journal better.
IJKE 2020 Vol.6(1): 24-29 ISSN: 2382-6185
doi: 10.18178/ijke.2020.6.1.127

A Study on the Utilization of e-Resources among College Students

Rebilyn G. Roman, Charles Spencer P. Trobada, Ferginia P. Gaton, Catherine Kate Gania, Solomon Ayodele Oluyinka, Heidie O. Cuenco, and Richard G. Daenos
Abstract—E-resources are information resources that can be accessed through the use of electronic devices. With the fast development of technology, it is imperative that libraries also adapt to the changing times. Libraries are now incorporating e-resources to their collection to accommodate the needs of their clients. Gale is an electronic database that houses e-books and e-journals. This study examined the factors that affect the utilization of the Gale electronic resources among college students. Questionnaires were randomly distributed to a total of 201 3rd year and 4th year students. The factors identified, Awareness, Usefulness and Challenges were derived from related studies. The collected data were analyzed using SmartPLS. The results showed that the aforementioned factors influence the Utilization of e-resources. It was recommended that further research on the ways to improve awareness should be undertaken and provision of orientations and trainings will be helpful in spreading awareness were suggested.

Index Terms—E-resources, Philippines, students, utilization.

The authors are with the City College of Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines (e-mail: rhebroman@gmail.com, charlestrobada18@gmail.com, ferginiagaton@gmail.com, cathgania@gmail.com, ayodelesolomon@baliuag.edu.ph, lanhidesken21@gmail.com, ragdaenos@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Rebilyn G. Roman, Charles Spencer P. Trobada, Ferginia P. Gaton, Catherine Kate Gania, Solomon Ayodele Oluyinka, Heidie O. Cuenco, and Richard G. Daenos , "A Study on the Utilization of e-Resources among College Students," International Journal of Knowledge Engineering vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 24-29, 2020.

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