Preference and Usage Pattern of e-Resources among Nursing Professionals in Nursing College Libraries in Mangalore, Karnataka
Nursing professionals require broad range of health information for their clinical and educational needs. Technological advances have made the nursing college libraries role much easier in supporting the teaching, learning and research activities of the nursing professionals by acquiring electronic resources in addition to the print. This study has been undertaken with an attempt to understand the preferences of the nursing faculty and postgraduate students in selected nursing colleges in Mangalore, Karnataka, regarding the print and electronic resources. It has also evaluated the search techniques and strategies preferred. Questionnaires were used to collect data from a sample of 288 users in selected nursing colleges in Mangalore offering Masters Courses in Nursing (MSc).