The Role and Consumption of Social Networks/Media Research Communication by the Social Science Students and Research Scholars at Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
P.Pitchaipandi1, C.Baskaran2

1P. Pitchaipandi, Research Scholar (FT), Dept. of Library & Information Science, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, India.
2Dr. C. Baskaran, Librarian & Research Supervisor, Central Library, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, India.

Manuscript received on May 25, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on June 29, 2020. | Manuscript published on July 30, 2020. | PP: 1106-1110 | Volume-9 Issue-2, July 2020. | Retrieval Number: B4084079220/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B4084.079220
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Abstract: The social Networks and Media exchange information, ideas and pictures/videos in virtual communities and networks. The assessment of this study to convey. The role and consumption of Social Networks/Media Research Communication by the Students and Research Scholars’ Social Science at Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu. A sample size of 154 students and Research scholars was selected purposive sampling method. The data were collected by the make use of the questionnaire. The findings of the study: (55.2%) of them participants Male. Whereas (30.5%) of them category of age group of 20-25. (33.8%) Post graduates second year students while that reported (31.2%) Economics and Rural Development/ History. It followed by the majority (46.1%) of them participants using Internet browser, Google Chrome, whereas (25.3%) participants using SNs/Media devices for Facebook. (25.3%) participants exhausting CiteULike for Reference Management Software. It followed by using Research Citation Indexes for Google Scholar 72 (46.8%) of them participants respondents respectively. 
Keywords: SNs/Media devices, Internet Browser, Reference Management software, Research citation Indexes.