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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-88
Use Of Medical Library By Undergraduate Medical Students In A Medical College Of North India



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Research question: 1. What is the utilization of medical library by undergraduates? Objectives: (1) To know about frequency of library visit and use of various reading materials available in library by undergraduates.(2) Opinion regarding reading of scientific journals. Study design: Cross- sectional study. Participants : 129 medical interns. Study period: Month of December, 1994. Study variables : Frequency of library visit, purpose of visit and opinion regarding scientific journals. Statistical analysis: Percentages, Chi square test. Results : Although 97% interns visited library during undergraduate period, only 41.1% of them had regular visits. Majority (81.7%) consulted textbooks only. Forty six percent interns accepted utility of journals whereas 33.4% had negative opinions. Conclusion: There is a need of training and motivation to the undergraduates for regular use of library and reading selected articles useful for them.


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