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ERIC Number: EJ1077683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Academic Utilization of Government Publications in Three Nigerian University Libraries
Okwor, Roseline Ngozi; Mole, Austin J. C.; Ihekwoaba, Emmanuel Chukwudi
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v15 n4 p587-607 Oct 2015
This paper seeks to examine the current state of academic utilization of government publications in Nigerian university libraries. Using a descriptive survey, the study focused on three academic libraries in Southeastern Nigeria serving a population of 11,996 undergraduate and postgraduate student library users, 592 of whom answered a questionnaire. The study relied on questionnaires, interviews, and observation checklists for data collection. Means, frequency counts, and percentages were used to analyze the data. The study recommended that libraries should make the reading spaces and environment in government document sections more comfortable and that government document libraries should engage fully in online subscriptions to government publications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria