Knowledge and Use of Digital Resources by Medical College Students of Government Medical College Jammu J. & K. (India)
Libraries are reservoirs of knowledge forever. However, in the olden days, only elite were allowed to read the books which were stored under lock and key. Later the conventional libraries came and gradually they became Public Libraries. They were run in large and ancient buildings, holding numerous books and journals arranged in the racks reaching the roofs. In many a place catching dust and cobwebs. Gradually these traditional libraries are going to be replaced by clean cubicles with computers and readers sitting in front of them and watching the world through windows .An attempt has been made to determine the present status of knowledge and use of digital resources. It was observed that use of digital resources is still inadequate among the medical students of the Govt. medical college Jammu. This paper presents the findings of a survey to about the knowledge and use of digital resources by medical students through CD-ROM databases, online databases, online journals and OPAC etc. available in the medical college libraries. The subjects chosen for this study were medical students of Govt. medical college Jammu, Jammu And Kashmir, India. For evaluating study questions and data collection, the questionnaire was distributed to a random sample of 160 MBBS, MD/MS and P.G. diploma students. The result of this survey are presented and discussed in this paper.