Table 5

Method of retrieval of full text article on most recent occasion*

Direct from Internet (%)

Photocopy from journal in library

CD ROM

Request copy from library


National postgraduate institution

Yaoundé University

33 (55)

15 (25)

8 (13)

4 (7)

Lagos College of Medicine

55 (53)

35 (34)

11 (11)

3 (3)

Muhimbili College

29 (63)

11 (24)

0 (0)

6 (13)

Mulago Teaching Hospital

51 (58)

10 (11)

5 (6)

22 (25)

Subtotal

168 (56)

71 (24)

24 (8)

35 (12)

Externally funded research institution

MRC Laboratories

24 (86)

1 (3)

0 (0)

3 (11)


* Missing data n = 7

Smith et al. BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:72   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-72

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