An analysis of electronic resource usage at a regional university in the southeast during the COVID-19 pandemic showed interesting results. While it was anticipated that movement to online instruction would increase usage of electronic resources, it was discovered that overall usage actually declined for those resources. Virtual reference transactions, however, increased during the pandemic. When meas-uring downloads of full-text of both journals and e-Books in the health sciences, humanities, social sci-ences, and physical sciences, it was discovered that the first three subject areas showed a double digit percentage decline in use, with only the physical sciences showing a decline of less than ten percent.
Moody, Daniel and Best, Rickey D.
"Covid-19 Impacts on Electronic Resource Usage at a Regional University,"
The Southeastern Librarian: Vol. 69
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/seln/vol69/iss3/4