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Catalogue Usage at Panjab University Library , Chandigarh

@inproceedings{Kumar2011CatalogueUA,
  title={Catalogue Usage at Panjab University Library , Chandigarh},
  author={Shiv Kumar and Ranjana Vohra},
  year={2011}
}
This paper examines Online Public Access Catalogue usage by the students and faculty of Panjab University Library, Chandigarh. OPAC, an information retrieval system, has revolutionised access to bibliographic information through search capabilities such as keyword searching, Boolean searching, truncation, proximity searching, and item identity number searching. A questionnaire-based survey on use of OPAC was conducted forA.C. Joshi Library on various categories of users such as faculty members… 
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