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New information seeking behaviours of academics in the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu- Natal

S Mitha


This study examines the information needs and information searching behaviour of medical academics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. An online
web-based survey generated 72 responses to 286 invitations to academics. The responses provided information on various aspects of information seeking. The results of this study showed that medical academics display behaviour similar to that found in several other studies. The results do suggest however that the constraints of time result in non-optimal use of services. This finding has some consequences for the marketing of library services and training and development of medical academics.

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