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Table 3 The proportion (%) of medical (M)/dental (D) students' (N = 295, N = 81) use of MEDLINE and full-text articles by year of study

From: A survey of the use of electronic scientific information resources among medical and dental students

Year of study M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 All M D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 All D
searching MEDLINE at least 2–7 times/month for study purposes 41.8% 10.0% 18.2% 6.8% 40.6% 35.1% 24.8% 45.8% 5.9% 7.1% 10.5% 14.3% 19.8%
searching MEDLINE at least 2–7 times/month for research 9.2% 23.3% 37.0% 44.2% 40.6% 62.8% 32.5% 21.7% 11.8% 14.3% 36.8% 57.1% 24.1%
not using MEDLINE at all 4.6% 20.0% 13.0% 16.3% 12.5% 5.7% 15.0% 8.7% 41.2% 21.4% 0 0 14.8%
use of full-text journal articles at least 2–7 times/month 16.7% 18.3% 40.0% 29.6% 48.4% 43.2% 33.1% 8.3% 5.9% 7.1% 10.6% 28.6% 10.0%
not using full-text at all 48.5% 46.7% 36.4% 43.2% 29.0% 21.6% 39.6% 37.5% 76.5% 35.7% 47.4% 42.9% 48.1%