ABSTRACT AND BIBLIOGRAPHY AS RETRIEVAL DEVICES AND STUDENTS UTILISATION OF INFORMATION RESOURCES IN UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR LIBRARY

Fidelis E. Inyokwe, Juliana Agwunobi

Abstract


The study investigates the relationship between students’ utilisation of information resources through the consultation of information retrieval devices: Abstracts and bibliographies in university of calabar library. The survey research design was used for the study. The population of the study comprised library-registered students of university of calabar. The sample size used for the study consisted of 1523 library-registered students. In order to carry out the investigation successfully, two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The instrument captioned, “Retrieval Devices and Students’ Utilization of Information Resources Questionnaire (RDSUIRQ)” was used for data collection. The instrument was ensured to be valid and reliable. Copies of the questionnaire were administered to the subjects and data were collected and analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The result showed significant positive relationships between information retrieval devices of Abstracts and Bibliographies and students’ utilization of information resources in university of calabar library. It therefore follows from this finding that abstracts and bibliographies play a significant role in the utilization of library resources.  Based on the findings, recommendations were made, one of which was that librarians should ensure that retrieval devices in their libraries are properly managed for optimum utilization of information resources by students.

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Abstracts and Bibliographies, Retrieval Devices, Students Utilization of Information Resources in University of Calabar Library.

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