Faculty and Students’ Use of Open Access Resources at the Medical College Libraries in Coastal Karnataka

Rao, Mahabaleshwara and Bhat, Shivananda K (2010) Faculty and Students’ Use of Open Access Resources at the Medical College Libraries in Coastal Karnataka. In: International Conference on Information Management: Envisioning the Future Libraries, 7-8 October 2010, Rev. Jacob Memorial Christian College, Santhipuram, Ambilikkai, Dindigul, Tamilnadu. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The Internet is increasingly becoming an important vehicle for accessing medical information with a variety of open access resources for the medical professionals. Medical professionals are frequently overwhelmed by the amount of open access resources available free on the net. The main aim of this study was to seek to find out the medical faculty and students‟ use of open access resources in medical college libraries of Coastal Karnataka, Karnataka, India. A questionnaire-based survey of six medical college libraries in Coastal Karnataka was conducted. The study has identified the various open access resources available free on the net and level of medical faculty members and postgraduate students‟ use of the same at the libraries. Findings reveal that most of the medical faculty and students were using the open access resources as part of their teaching, learning, clinical practice and other assignments/seminars/publications, etc.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coastal Karnataka, Faculty members, Medical colleges, Medical libraries, Open access resources, Postgraduate students.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > Health Sciences Library - Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 04:28
Last Modified: 04 May 2012 04:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3173

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