Computer and Information Literacy of the Medical Professionals and Use of Web Resources: A Study

Rao, Mahabaleshwara and Bhat, Shivananda K (2011) Computer and Information Literacy of the Medical Professionals and Use of Web Resources: A Study. In: National conference on Information Literacy Competencies for Higher Learning and Research, 21-22 October 2011, Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the level of computer and information literacy skills in the use of web resources amongst medical faculty and students at the medical college libraries in Coastal Karnataka. A self-administered structured questionnaire was used. The results indicate that the need for medical faculty and students to develop computer and information literacy skills and apply them in electronic information environment. It is recommended the medical college libraries in Coastal Karnataka to move aggressively to develop plans for faculty and students’ computer and information literacy training. By knowing the level of computer and information literacy that medical faculty and students have, medical college libraries in Coastal Karnataka can utilize the most appropriate strategies, methods that address computer literature searching, and to organize training in response to faculty and students needs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coastal Karnataka, Medical colleges, Medical libraries, Web resources, Computer and information literacy.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > Health Sciences Library - Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 04:37
Last Modified: 04 May 2012 04:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3179

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