View of Faculty and Research Scholars Perceptions on the Use of Open Access Resources

Abstract:  This study  examines the perception  and  use  of  open  access  resources  among  academic institutions in Tamil Nadu. The main aim of the study is to find out the open access resources among social science  faculty and research scholars of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and Mother Teresa Women’s University. The finding of the study shows that institute faculty and research scholars are well aware of open access resources, use the same for their research and  teaching  and  also  contributed  their  research  to  open  access.  It  also suggests some recommendations  that  not  only  the  faculty  and  research  scholars and also encourage  all students motivated to use the open-access resources.