Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

Winter 5-1-2021

Abstract

The study determines the use of information tools, and facilities by undergraduate students in the faculty of agriculture university libraries: in northern Nigeria, (ABU, FUTM AND FUAM) undergraduate students from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Federal University of Technology, Minna, are the respondents. The main objective of the study is to assess the use of information tools, and facilities by undergraduate students in the faculty of agriculture university libraries: in northern Nigeria, (ABU, FUTM AND FUAM) in order to analyze the types of available information resources and facilities, the level of usage, by library users of information resources and facilities. Questionnaires were provided to the respondents. The researcher took 450(0.53) of the entire respondent population= 84278= 450 so four hundred and fifty (450) copies of the questionnaires were given to the respondents. Four hundred and one (401) copies were retrieved and analyzed, representing 89.11%. Key findings show that in the faculty of Agriculture University Libraries in Northern Nigeria, the use of information tools, and facilities by undergraduate students in the faculty of agriculture university libraries are not significant. The facilities exits include internets but were not well established. There was no access to adequate information resources for users because of the insufficient number of library employees. The study recommended the enhancement of existing information tools, services and user information needs facilities, offline database subscriptions such as AGORA, HINARI, AJOL, and JSTORE

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