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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to know preference of electronic resources, to find out the need and satisfaction of electronic information, and to identify the respondents’ opinion about IT skills and co-operation of library staff.

Methodology: Survey method adopted for the present study. A structured questionnaire was designed keeping in view of the objectives in mind and distributed to the students and faculty members and collected the required primary data from medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, homeopathic and ayurveda colleges in the state Goa. Collected data were analyzed using statistical tools.

Findings: It is clear from the study that, about 19 percent of the respondents prefer online database where the percentage of faculties is around 39 percent and that of students is around 47 percent. All these reveal that e-journals, e-books and DVD/ CD ROM database are most preferred electronic resources. Majority of the respondents account for about 63 percent are fully satisfied with e-journals, e-books and e-database.In the study area maximum percent of respondents who used electronic journals published by Science Direct, Oxford University Press, Medknow and Elsevier Science ranges from 22.9 to 26.6 that is about one fourth of the total respondents.