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Authors: Aryal, Indra
Advisor(s): Mr.Bhim Dhoj Shrestha
Issue Date: 2016
Keywords: Information Services-TUTH-Nepal
Medical Libraries-Nepal
Pages: 80
Abstract: This thesis entitled “Information Seeking Behaviors of Doctors and Medical Students of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH)” has been carried out to fulfill the partial requirements of the Degree of Masters of Humanities and Social Sciences in Library and Information Science. This study is focused on the TUTH Library and their respective users. The main objectives of the study were to find out information seeking behavior of doctors and medical students. The study helped in finding out the situation of the library and recognizing the problems and their solutions. It will also be helpful in the future in managing the library in a more scientific way. A set of structured questionnaire was developed for the purpose of collecting data from the library users i.e., doctors and medical students. The questionnaire contained subjective as well as objective queries. With the help of the structured questionnaire primary data was collected. Only those questionnaires which were completely filled up were included for analysis. Major findings of the study are, inadequate health information, lacking development in health information, electronic sources i.e., Internet, Pub Med used in TUTH for health information seeking resources are satisfactory, some of doctors are found the use library only for exam purpose. Majority of the respondents are of the opinion that staff and computers are lacking in the library. Majority of the users reported to get the information directly from book racks. Regarding E-resources, majority of doctors found to be using HINARI, Pub Med, Medline, PopLine and some other Journals along with DOAJ, AsiaJOL, NepJOL and others. Among the major recommendations - adequate health info should be provided by the library to its users as per their needs, adequate electronic sources should be provided in the library to access the required health information, access to HINARI should be made available directly from the library, high speed internet should be made available in the library, the library should use appropriate library software, the library should have a good infrastructure, IT training should be provided to all library staff. E-books and online resources should be added in the collection. Key words: e-resource, Internet, medical libraries
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