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E-Journal Culture among Medical Fraternity of Kashmir

International Journal of Knowledge Management and Practices

Volume 3 Issue 2

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: Somaira Nabi | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Librarian, Allama Iqbal Library, University of Kashmir, J&K, India
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Abstract

The purpose of the study is to understand level of awareness, use and allied parameters related to e-journals among medical fraternity of two prominent medical institutions of the Kashmir. A survey designed to collect information about use of electronic journals and parameters associated with it was undertaken by administering a structured questionnaire among the faculty. The findings reveal that about 60% medical professionals with computer literacy use e-journals on weekly basis for the purpose of research. The keyword/subject approach is found the most popular search technique for the retrieval while the author and title are less chosen options. The important source of awareness is a friend or a colleague and a PDF is the most favored format for delivery. However, dependency on e-journals is below 40%. The study is limited to medical fraternity of Government Medical College (Srinagar) and Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science(Srinagar), both premier Institutions of the state. The newly emerged colleges and paramedical schools have not been included in the study.

Keywords: Electronic Journals, Information Seeking Behaviour, Electronic Publication, Information Retrieval

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