International Journal of Law and Legal Studies

ISSN 2736-1608

International Journal of Law and Legal Studies ISSN 2736-1608 Vol. 12 (2), pp. 001-010, February, 2024. Available online at © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Enhancing access to e-resource materials for lawyers at Madras High Court

S. Thanuskodi

Library and Information Science Wing, Directorate of Distance Education Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar – 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India. E-mail: [email protected].

Accepted 2 November, 2023


Adequate knowledge about the information seeking behaviour of users is vital for developing library collections, services and facilities to meet their information needs effectively. The purpose of this study is to identify the information channels used by the junior lawyers of Madras high court. A questionnaire was distributed to 1000 advocates of Madras high court and 710 filled in questionnaires were returned, giving an overall response rate of 71%. It was found that majority of the junior advocate respondents (40.57%) make library visit thrice a week. The junior advocate respondents occupy the fifth position in their overall satisfaction on all legal information networks and fee based e-resources. The junior advocate respondents top the position with respect to their overall problems in accessing e-resources as their secured mean score is 3.94 on a 5 point rating scale.

Key words: Library services, Madras high court, advocates, e-resources, CD-ROM database.