Impact Factor (IIFS)

M Padmaja, Avineni Kishore
The present study explores the use of electronic information resources by the users of Government and Private medical college libraries in Andhra Pradesh. The study highlights the extent of usage of online medical databases, awareness and frequency of use of electronic resources from NTRMEDNET Consortium and benefits of accessing electronic resources. Structured questionnaire was designed for the purpose of data collection. The result shows that majority of the Govt. medical college users
more » ... ent 'Open access databases' regarding extent of usage of online medical databases completely where as Pvt. Medical college users represent ''. Most of the Govt. and Pvt. Medical College users use Cochrane databases frequently followed by useful links. Most of the Govt. Medical College users agreed 'Less expensive' regarding benefits of accessing electronic resources where as Pvt. Medical College users agreed with 'Easy access to information'. Poor Internet connectivity' is the major barrier raised by Govt. medical college users where as Pvt. medical college library users raised 'too much information retrieved' as major barrier while accessing electronic resources.