Awareness and Usage Reference Management Tools and Referencing Styles among Faculty Members of University of Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords:Reference Management, Database, Publications, Citation, Bibliographic, Observation
This paper studied about to identify the Awareness and Usage Reference Management Tools and Referencing Styles among Faculty Members of University of Tamil Nadu. The online questionnaires were used to collect the data in the universities among the faculty members and 200 questionnaires were distributed, 189 questionnaires were filled, and returned for usable by the participant and remaining not replied. The responses rate is 95.94.50%. The ‘Female’ faculty members’, 3(1.59%) of them ‘Fully Unaware’, 6(3.17%) of them ‘Slightly Aware’, 18(9.52%) of them ‘Somewhat Aware’, 32(16.93%) of them ‘Moderately Aware’ and 12(6.35%) of them ‘Fully Aware’. And also the faculty members have given first priority to the ‘APA. ‘MLA and ‘Chicago’ are the familiar referencing styles and the second and third preference respectively.
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