Use of Electronic Resources by Users in the Faculty of Dentistry, Annamalai University: A Study
Keywords:CD-ROM, Dental Studies, E-resources, E-books, E-journals, Internet, Web Sites
The coming of the World Wide Web has propelled vigorous growth of the electronic forms of communication which simply does not fit into the traditional publishing format. With the coming age of e-journals, there has been total transformation in the way scholarly communication is disseminated throughout the world. Sources of information available via the Internet are increasing exponentially. This comes with a steady increase in Internet use for education and for research. The Internet is also making substantial inroads in patient care and dissemination of health care information. It is changing the way health sciences professionals obtain information. They use the Internet and electronic resources to do things like accessing medical records, providing remote patient care through telemedicine facilities, and accessing health care literature. Dentists also depend more and more on the Internet. Dental product information, continuing education resources, online supply catalogs, and reference information have made Internetincreasingly popular in dentistr . The present study is an attempt to examine the role of the Internet and electronic resources in Faculty of Dentistry, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu.