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Table 6 The proportion (%) of medical (M)/dental (D) students (N = 295, N = 81) using other medical databases and WWW 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 medical portal "Terveysportti" (2+ times/week) 7.5% 8.3% 21.8% 47.7% 50.0% 78.4% 29.8% 4.2% 0.0% 7.1% 15.8% 14.3% 7.4%
use of other medical databases (e.g., Cochrane library or others; yes/no). 37.3% 35.0% 43.6% 45.5% 43.8% 70.3% 44.1% 37.5% 17.6% 35.7% 42.1% 28.6% 33.3%
searching Web for medical information (2+ times/week) 10.6% 10.0% 10.9% 11.4% 12.9% 5.4% 10.2% 20.8% 0.0% 7.1% 5.3% 0.0% 8.6%
using electronic medical handbooks in the medical library (2+ times/month) 14.9% 6.7% 9.1% 6.8% 12.5% 21.6% 11.5% 8.3% 5.8% 21.4% 10.5% 0.0% 9.9%