International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 79


Utilization of library and Information and communication technology tools in medical research

Oduwole  Adebambo  Adewale1,  Idowu Adetoun  Omolola2 and Ladipo  Sunday  O.1
  1Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Nigeria. 2Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 October 2011
  •  Published: 31 March 2012



The adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) is on the increase in Nigerian higher institution of learning. The paper examines the role played by the medical library and the information and communication technology (ICT) tools in medical research. The study highlights the role of the medical library as an information resources centre in meeting the information needs of health professionals. The study also described information technology tools such as search engines and social networking tools that can be used by physician and health information professionals in decision making. The study advocated the formation of consortium by medical libraries in Nigeria and adequate funding of medical institutions by their parent bodies. Guides to medical resources and internet searching tips were recommended in the study.


Key word: Medical research, library services, library consortium, information and communication technology, medical database, Nigeria.