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Research in Medical Education 2015, 7(2): 61-68 Back to browse issues page
Awareness of Ardabil Medical Students in the Use of Electronic Information Resources
E Farzaneh, F Amani *, R Tafaroji, M H Aghayi
Community Medicine Group, school of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran. , f.amani@arums.ac.ir
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  Introduction : Electronic databases are the most important sources of information and use of these resources in each university to be considered as key indicators of development. The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge of Ardabil medical students in using of electronic information resources.

  Methods: in this descriptive cross sectional study 250 students in fields of medicine, Para medicine, health and nursing selected by classified randomly sampling method and their knowledge about information resources evaluated by a questionnaire which its validity and reliability was checked by scientific methods. Collected data analyzed by descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, means) and analytic statistic Chi-square test through SPSS.

  Results: 65% of samples have no familiarity with digital library. The mean total rate of student’s familiarity with information resources was about 46.5%. Latin and Persian databases that were used most by students were EBSCO (36.4%) and SID (26.4%) respectively. There is no significant difference among students with different filed of study in using information resources.

  Conclusion: Results showed that the knowledge of students in using electronic information resources was in lower rate. Therefore, designing a program for encouraging students to use more and better of these resources is necessary .

  

Keywords: Awareness, Information Resources, Internet, University
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DOI: 10.18869/acadpub.rme.7.2.61


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Farzaneh E, Amani F, Tafaroji R, Aghayi M H. Awareness of Ardabil Medical Students in the Use of Electronic Information Resources. Research in Medical Education. 2015; 7 (2) :61-68
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