Information Seeking Behaviour of Medical and Engineering Personnel-A Comparative Study with Reference to their Library Use


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The Information in any field is required to update the knowledge of a seekes. This is especially so incase of practitioners of applied sciences and technologies. Although the case of medical and engineering personnel is no different, the present survey allows for much concern. The information seeking habits of medical and engineering personal at diferent levels - students, teachers, practitioners and research workers are studied. Both the formal and informal approaches to collect information, as practised by the two communities are studied. The findings are analysed and suggestions for improvement are given.


Information Seeking Behaviours, Medical and Engineering Personnel, Comparative Studies Library Use.

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