ISSN: 2249 - 0213

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Usage of Electronic Information Resources in Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL), India

The study examine how scientists of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL) use electronic information resources, whether print or electronic are read more, whether there is a pattern among types of users. The problem has been studied based on the information available in the open literature and a survey conducted. The methodology for the proposed study is “Survey Method” with the help of structured questionnaire. The result showed a growing interest in usage of electronic information resources among the Scientists of HPL. All the respondents belonging to the laboratory used EIS to consult drug indexes and compendia, to consult monographs, to consult drugs related online databases, to consult drugs related e-journals, to consult drug promotional literature and to consult standards. All the respondents stated that to a very high extent EIS has become a substitute for printed materials. These findings have implications for collection development, promotion of library resources, and end-user training.

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