8. If you use e-journals, how frequently do you use them?
All Respondents


 

n

%

Daily

25

9.7

Weekly

83

32.0

Monthly

151

58.3

Total

259

100.0

Most of the respondents indicated they used e-journals on a monthly basis (58%) while 32% used them on a weekly basis. Relative low numbers indicated daily use of e-journals.

 


(Count)

 

All Respondents by Academic Status

(n / %)

Daily

Weekly

Monthly

Total

Faculty

14

33

63

110

12.7

30.0

57.3

100.0

Graduate

7

28

49

84

8.3

33.3

58.3

100.0

Undergraduate

2

10

23

35

5.7

28.6

65.7

100.0

Staff

2

11

13

26

7.7

42.3

50.0

100.0

Other

0

1

3

4

.0

25.0

75.0

100.0

Total

25

83

151

259

9.7

32.0

58.3

100.0

The response from faculty and graduate students was similar to the overall response in terms of frequency percentages. Staff members had a higher percentage of “weekly” users than the other groups. Faculty had the highest percentage of “daily” users (13%).

 

 

Faculty by Subject Division
(n / %)

Daily

Weekly

Monthly

Total

Business

0

2

8

10

.0

20.0

80.0

100.0

Education

2

1

12

15

13.3

6.7

80.0

100.0

Engineering

1

5

7

13

7.7

38.5

53.8

100.0

Fine Arts

0

0

4

4

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Health Sciences

3

4

5

12

25.0

33.3

41.7

100.0

Humanities

0

4

7

11

.0

36.4

63.6

100.0

Sciences

2

10

9

21

9.5

47.6

42.9

100.0

Social Sciences

3

4

9

16

18.8

25.0

56.3

100.0

Library

2

3

1

6

33.3

50.0

16.7

100.0

Other

1

0

1

2

50.0

.0

50.0

100.0

Total

14

33

63

110

12.7

30.0

57.3

100.0

Of the faculty respondents who use e-journals, the majority use them on a monthly, rather than daily or weekly, basis. A larger percentage of the faculty in the Sciences and the Library use e-journals on a weekly basis while faculty in the Health Sciences and University Libraries had the largest percentages of daily users. Across the board, a lower percentage of faculty use e-journals on a daily basis.
 

 

Graduate Students by Subject Division
(n / %)

Daily

Weekly

Monthly

Total

Business

0

3

2

5

.0

60.0

40.0

100.0

Education

2

3

15

20

10.0

15.0

75.0

100.0

Engineering

3

7

5

15

20.0

46.7

33.3

100.0

Fine Arts

0

0

4

4

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Health Sciences

1

0

1

2

50.0

.0

50.0

100.0

Humanities

0

3

5

8

.0

37.5

62.5

100.0

Sciences

0

5

6

11

.0

45.5

54.5

100.0

Social Sciences

1

7

11

19

5.3

36.8

57.9

100.0

Total

7

28

49

84

8.3

33.3

58.3

100.0


 

A majority of graduate student respondents indicated using e-journals on a monthly – rather than daily or weekly – basis. A relatively small percentage used e-journals on a daily basis. In terms of subject breakdown, Business and Engineering students bucked the trend by showing slightly more use on a weekly basis than the other disciplines.
 

 

Undergraduate Students by Subject Division
 
(n / %)

Daily

Weekly

Monthly

Total

Business

2

1

4

7

28.6

14.3

57.1

100.0

Education

0

0

2

2

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Engineering

0

0

2

2

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Fine Arts

0

0

3

3

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Health Sciences

0

0

2

2

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Humanities

0

3

0

3

.0

100.0

.0

100.0

Sciences

0

1

1

2

.0

50.0

50.0

100.0

Social Sciences

0

4

9

13

.0

30.8

69.2

100.0

Other

0

1

0

1

.0

100.0

.0

100.0

Total

2

10

23

35

5.7

28.6

65.7

100.0

 

More students used e-journals on a monthly rather than weekly or daily basis. Only some of the Business students indicated use on a daily basis. The number of respondents was particularly low for this question.