Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Abdulsalami, T. L. (2013). Information accessibility and use but Dealers Nigerian Bottling Company, PLC. Kaduna plant. Pelagia Research Scientific Journal, USA.

Al-Farsi, S. M., Al Rahbi, H. A. &Chitme, H. R. (2014). Information resources available at community pharmacies in Oman. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, (online). 5(6), 2320-29. Available at

Al-Saidi, A. M., Haridass, S., Nouri, A., Hassali, M. A., Allayla, T. &Helweh, O. (2018). Knowledge of drug information resources among students of College of Pharmacy and Nursing, University of Nizwa in Oman. Journal of Health Education Research and Development, 6(2), 260.

Aguolu, C. C. & Aguolu, I. E. (2002). Libraries and information management in Nigeria. Maiduguri: Ed-Linform services.

Aina, L. O. (2012). The information environment for agricultural stakeholders in Botswana. InformationDevelopment, 28(2), 149-159.

Ani, O. E.(2010). Internet access and use: A study of undergraduate students in three Nigerian universities. The Electronic Library, 28(4), 555-567..

Biradar, B. S., Kumar, P. D. & Masheh, Y. (2009). Use of information sources and services in library of agriculture science college, Shimoga: A case study. Annuals of Library and Information Studies, 56. Available at

Clifford, I. B. &Olurotin, O. S. (2014). Availability, access to and level of use of academic library information resources: Study of selected academic libraries in south-western Nigeria. Journal of Education and Practice, 5(28), 20-23.

Dickson, D. (2006). How academic libraries help faculty teach and students learn: The Colorado academic library impact study. Available at

Hailemeskel, B., Drame, I., Pansiri, P. & Choi, M. (2016). A study of preference and utilization of drug information resources by pharmacy students. Advanced Practice in Nursing. 1:122. Doi:10.4172/2573-0347.1000122.

Hanrahan, C. T. & Cole, S. W. (2014). Assessment of the drug information resources preferences of pharmacy students and faculty: A case study of Wingate University school of pharmacy. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 102(2), 117-121. Doi:10.3163/1536-5050.102.2.012

MacColl, J. (2010). Academic libraries and the challenge of abundance: The impact of the explosion of retrieval of information on universities. Available at

Malarvizhi, S.R & Sarangapani, R. (2016). Usage of electronic information resources in research and engineering environment: A case study. Asain Journal of Information Science and Technology, 6(2), pp. 33 – 36.

Mohammed, Y. A. (2015). Utilization of print and electronic information resources and services by undergraduate students of university libraries in Niger state.

Moon, J., Hossain, M. D., Kang, H. G. & Shin, J. (2012). Analysis of agricultural informatization in Korea: The government's role in bridging the digital divide. InformationDevelopment28(2), 102-116.

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Nwachukwu, V. N., Abdulsalami, T. L. & Salami, P. F. (2014). Availability, accessibility and use of information resources and services among information seekers of Lafia Public Library in Nasarawa State. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 4(10), 1-11. Retrieved at

Odunlade, R. O. (2017). Availability and accessibility of information resources as predictor of lecturers' teaching effectiveness. Library Philosophy and Practice, Retrieved from

Oyewusi, F. O. &Oyeboade, S. A. (2009). An empirical study of accessibility and use of library resources by undergraduates in a Nigerian state university of technology. Library Philosophy and Practice.

Research Information Network & Consortium of Research in the British Isles. (2007). Researchers' use of academic libraries and their services: A report. Available at

Sharifabadi, S.R. (2006). How digital Libraries can support e-learning. The Electronic Journal, 24(3), 389-401.

Shumaker, J.W. (2003). The Higher education environment and the role of the academic library. ACRL Eleventh National Conference, April 10.13, 2003, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Unobe, S. E. (2015). Availability and utilization of on-line information sources and services in federal universities' medical libraries in North West geo-political zone of Nigeria. Master's thesis, ABU Zaria.

Yount, R. (2006). Research design and statistical analysis for Christian ministry I: Research fundamentals 4th ed. Available at 4th.pdf.


The purpose for the establishment of every university library is to provide information resources, make them available and accessible while ensuring the information resources meet the information needs of the users. This study became necessary considering the poor performance of university students and low reading habit nowadays. This study aimed at finding out the availability and accessibility of information resources for Pharmaceutical science students of the University of Jos. The study adopted survey as the research design, 549 undergraduate students of Pharmaceutical science constituted the population and from which 55 samples were drawn to represent the population. Questionnaire (closed ended) was the instrument for data collection and a pilot study was conducted to ensure its reliability before it was finally administered. The data collected was analysed using simple descriptive statistics, viz: frequency distribution, percentages and mean. The findings revealed that most of the information resources are available while some of them are moderately accessible. It was also discovered based on the findings that almost all the information resources listed in the library were considered useful by the respondents. It was therefore recommended that the library should sustain the available and accessible information resources, and more information resources should be acquired and be given accessibility to the students because of their usefulness to the students.



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