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Use of Online Information Sources in Federal University Medical Libraries in North West Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria

Elameyi Susan Unobe, Abu Yusufu (Ph.D), Nansoh Shehu

Abstract


This study investigates the use of on-line information sources in Federal Universities’ Medical Libraries in North West Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria. Survey research method was adopted for the study and the total populations studied were three thousand five hundred forty-five (3545). Three research questions. A proportionate stratified procedure was used to select 405 respondents out of the total of 3545 population, 405 copiesof questionnaires were administered out of which 374 were duly completed and returned. The instruments used for data collection were close ended questionnaires which was categorised into two (for users and staff).The study revealed that online information sources provisions such as online databases and electronic alert were not adequately provided and therefore are not commonly used. The study therefore recommends that medical libraries should provide facilities that will enhance the use of online information source.




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