7. Do you use e-journals?

All Respondents
 

 

 

N

%

Yes

247

68.8

No

112

31.2

Total

359

100.0

Nearly 69% of all respondents indicated they used e-journals.

 


(Count)

 

All Respondents by Academic Status
 

(n / %)

Yes

No

Total

Faculty

102

73

175

58.3

41.7

100.0

Graduate

83

10

93

89.2

10.8

100.0

Undergraduate

34

13

47

72.3

27.7

100.0

Staff

26

12

38

68.4

31.6

100.0

Other

2

4

6

33.3

66.7

100.0

Total

247

112

359

68.8

31.2

100.0

 
There were some differences in how each group responded to the question of whether or not they use e-journals. Graduate students were the more frequent users at 89%. The percentage of positive responses from undergraduate students and staff were similar at 72% and 68%, respectively. Faculty had the lowest percentage of use (58%).

 

Faculty by Subject Division

 

(n / %)

Yes

No

Total

Business

9

9

18

50.0

50.0

100.0

Education

12

7

19

63.2

36.8

100.0

Engineering

11

6

17

64.7

35.3

100.0

Fine Arts

4

11

15

26.7

73.3

100.0

Health Sciences

13

3

16

81.3

18.8

100.0

Humanities

11

9

20

55.0

45.0

100.0

Sciences

19

11

30

63.3

36.7

100.0

Social Sciences

15

15

30

50.0

50.0

100.0

Library

6

2

8

75.0

25.0

100.0

Other

2

0

2

100.0

.0

100.0

Total

102

73

175

58.3

41.7

100.0

 

It is interesting that while 82% of the faculty respondents gave the highest ratings (4 or 5) to e-journals, only 58% indicated they actually use e-journals. A much higher percentage of faculty in Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Sciences, and the Library use e-journals than do not while a much higher percentage of Fine Arts faculty do not use e-journals. The faculty in Business, Humanities, and the Social Sciences are more evenly split as to whether or not they use e-journals.
 

 

Graduate Students by Subject Division
 

(n / %)

Yes

No

Total

Business

5

0

5

100.0

.0

100.0

Education

19

1

20

95.0

5.0

100.0

Engineering

15

1

16

93.8

6.3

100.0

Fine Arts

4

2

6

66.7

33.3

100.0

Health Sciences

2

0

2

100.0

.0

100.0

Humanities

7

3

10

70.0

30.0

100.0

Sciences

12

0

12

100.0

.0

100.0

Social Sciences

19

3

22

86.4

13.6

100.0

Total

83

10

93

89.2

10.8

100.0

A very high percentage of graduate student respondents indicated a use of e-journals – nearly 90%. The high use was relatively consistent across disciplines with the lowest percentage of use among Fine Arts and Humanities students.

 

Undergraduate Students by Subject Division
 

(n / %)

Yes

No

Total

Business

6

4

10

60.0

40.0

100.0

Education

2

0

2

100.0

.0

100.0

Engineering

2

0

2

100.0

.0

100.0

Fine Arts

3

2

5

60.0

40.0

100.0

Health Sciences

2

1

3

66.7

33.3

100.0

Humanities

3

0

3

100.0

.0

100.0

Sciences

2

3

5

40.0

60.0

100.0

Social Sciences

13

3

16

81.3

18.8

100.0

Other

1

0

1

100.0

.0

100.0

Total

34

13

47

72.3

27.7

100.0

Overall, 72% of the undergraduate respondents indicated they used e-journals. More students in all subject divisions used e-journals than not except for the Sciences. Again, the relatively low number of respondents makes it difficult to see trends across subject divisions.