Information-Seeking Behavior of Oncology Professionals

Vishnu, V Information-Seeking Behavior of Oncology Professionals. Informatics Studies, 2016, vol. 3, n. 1, pp. 42-48. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Cancer is a major public health problem in developing countries. The availability and accessibility of accurate and credible information is essential for the oncologists to make decisions on different aspects of cancer care. The expanding number of cancer journals, original research articles, review articles, books, and various types of online databases have resulted in exponential growth of multilingual literature in this discipline. Oncologists, confronted with information overload, have been drowning in the ‘Tsunami’ wave of information coming in their way. Therefore, a thorough knowledge about the information-seeking behavior and information use pattern of oncologists could play a vital role in satisfying their information needs effectively.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: medical databases, doctors, oncologists, reading preferences, user behavior
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
C. Users, literacy and reading.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CA. Use studies.
Depositing user: Sanjith Krishnakumar
Date deposited: 30 Mar 2016 06:11
Last modified: 30 Mar 2016 06:11
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/29148

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