PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(XI)/39-50/7

AUTHOR: Umesh S. D. and Dr. K. Divyananda

TITLE :USE PATTERN OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION CENTRE BY MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES AT BANGALORE: A STUDY

ABSTRACT:This paper is the result of survey carried out the utilization of medical college library by medical practitioners in Bangalore as pilot study. Here the researcher tried to trace the information needs of health science practitioners in medical research institutes at Bangalore city. With regard to the library usage 698 (97.20%) claimed that they visited the library to study and use web resources for research and reference work. 397 (56.90%) stated they are frequently visit to access web resources this is followed by 383 (55.50%) respondents to refer journals. The further results are usage of library, purpose to visit library, purpose to use web resource, difficulties in obtaining required information, and problems to access web resources in library.

KEYWORDS:Library, Medical Practitioners, Web Resources, ICT, Library Services.

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