Access to Information Resources by Biomedical Scientists in India in Digital Era

  • Prabhat Ranjan
  • Surya Nath Singh
Keywords: Information Access, Information Seeking Behaviour, Electronic Resources, Print Resources, Online Resources, Biomedical Information

Abstract

This research article discusses how electronic resources are replacing traditional prints, due to online presence of World Wide Web in different formats including animations and video. The present study is aimed to explore the status of prints and electronic resources in terms of searching information, reading and writing. The study was proposed at 95% confidence level and 5% confidence interval. It was found that use of electronic is not only preferred for searching (97.9% of respondents) and writing (81.1% of respondents), but for reading (55.2% of respondents) also. Most (83.6%) of the respondents opined that electronic has minimised use of print. Online resources are preferred by most (96.5%) of the users. Easy search, time save, platform to vast information, user friendly, less cost was found very positive for the electronic resources. Biomedical scientists in India need not training or orientations to access electronic resources.

Published
2019-01-02
How to Cite
Ranjan, P., & Singh, S. (2019, January 2). Access to Information Resources by Biomedical Scientists in India in Digital Era. Library Waves - A Biannual Peer Reviewed Journal, 4(2), 78 - 89. Retrieved from http://librarywaves.com/index.php/lw/article/view/91