Aware and Utilize of E-Resources by the Medical and Dental Students of the Affiliated Colleges to the Tamil Nadu dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai

  • G Muruganandham Research Scholar (P.T), Bharathidasan University, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
  • N Murugesapandian Librarian & Head (Rtd), Ganesar College of Arts & Science, Melasivapuri, Tamil Nadu
  • R Selvaraju Chief Librarian, SRM University, Ramapuram Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Keywords: Web- Resources, Medical Sciences Libraries, e-journals, e-database, Internet, user study


The Present study exposed the experience of the users and awareness of using several variety and types of electronic journals, standards, technical specifications, reports, patents, full-text articles, trade reports and hosts of others document sources are available on web. The paper explains the use of web resources of Electronic Resources in Medicine (e-journals and e-databases subscribed by ERMED consortium) by the students of the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University; the study is based on questionnaire method. A questionnaire was distributed among the students of the affiliated colleges in Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University to collect desired data. Total 205 questionnaires were distributed to the selected sample for the year 2015-16, 189 valid samples were collected and analysed. The findings showed that majority of respondents noticeable that library subscribed useful online journals and databases for the medical community. The data scanned and preserved in document management software play an important role to access relevant information. Awareness among the users about the availability of online resources was found highly satisfactory. Online journals were mostly used for study and reference needs of the update knowledge similarly medical and dental discipline – based journals used widely.

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