Use of CeRA Journals and their Impact on Agriculture Scholars
A Case Study of S. K. N. Agriculture University, Jobner (Rajasthan)
This study is to examine the impact of CeRA (Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture) use during 2014-15 to 2016-17 by the Agriculture Scholars and Scientists of S. K. N. Agriculture University, Jobner (Rajasthan). The study reveals an increasing trend in the use of CeRA products (i. e. J-Gate, Cabdirect and IndianJournals.com) by the scholars from 2014-15 to 2016-17. IndianJournals.com has been widely used by both the Scholars and Scientists (38.0%) making most productive use of India-based agriculture research studies .The Chi-square analysis shows that there is significant difference in the use of CeRA consultation by the Agriculture Scientist and Scholars during 2014-15 and 2016-17. But in 2015-16 Scholars and Scientists were not seriously involved in making use of CeRA journals. Both the Scholars and Scientists opined that the major hindrances in the use of CeRA consultation are less usefulness, lack of time etc.