Information Seeking Behavior of Medical Scientists at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science: A Study

Information Seeking Behavior of Medical Scientists at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science: A Study

Bobby Phuritsabam (Manipur University, India) and Arambam Bidyaluxmi Devi (Manipur University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1871-6.ch010
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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to identify the library services and facilities provided to the Medical Scientists of JNIMS, Porompat. The study is limited to Medical Scientist of JNIMS who employed at twenty two (22) different medical departments of JNIMS. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study is based on survey method; questionnaire and interview method is used for collection of primary data. Hundred (100) questionnaires were distributed to the medical scientist of JNIMS. Findings: Services and facilities provided by the library are not satisfied by the medical scientist; library lack qualified manpower to function the library. Originality/Value: The study is part of the dissertation submitted to the Department of Library and Information Science, Manipur University for the year2014-2015. Article Type: Case Study
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Literature Review

There have been extensive and enormous studies have been published about the information seeking behavior of students in libraries. Some attempts have been made to cover studies on area of medical sciences too. These studies pertain to the discussions of the information seeking behavior, and their direct applications to the awareness and utilization of the print or digital resources. User training is quite helpful in obtaining useful, and relevant information is an outcome of the study reported by Asemi (2005) at MUI in Iran. Dong (2003) studied the use of internet resources and the evaluation of its usefulness by Chinese students' and academics'. Curtis et al. (1997) found that health sciences faculty's information seeking behavior depends on upon the currency of information they needed including the use of new information technologies at the University of Illinois in Chicago. The impact of the Internet on information seeking behavior of medical students and faculty and their medical library use was studied by Tao et al. (2003).

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