Extent of Usage of Internet Resources and Services by Dental Science Professionals in Karnataka


Author(s): Umesha, Chandrashekara M

The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences has started HELINET (Health Library and Information Network) consortia in 2005 to provide access to dental literature and full text e-journals with back files. Dentists depend more and more on the Internet for doing their work better. This study has established that the use of the Internet by dental sciences teachers and students is growing, the information seeking behaviour exhibited in a professional institution, particularly in a dental institution is for their academic, research and point of care. It is also an established fact that students use it for their learning and practice. The information resources used by students is (related to their curriculum) for their regular studies, research, communication and entertainment.

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