Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP) (ISSN 1522-0222) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal owned and published by the University Libraries of the University of Nebraska--Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. LPP publishes articles exploring the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it. These include explorations of current, past, and emerging theories of librarianship and library practice, as well as reports of successful, innovative, or experimental library procedures, methods, or projects in all areas of librarianship, set in the context of applied research. Bibliometric, scientometric, and literature review articles are only considered if they treat topics in the area of Library and Information Science. LPP is an international journal that embraces the concept of World Englishes and International English. Well-written articles in any variety of academic English are welcomed.

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Library as a Goldmine: Social Media Technologies (SMT) as the Way Forward, OLUWABUNMI DORCAS BAKARE and Stephen Mutula

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Collection and Management of E-books in Nigerian University Libraries, Sirajudeen Femi Bakrin and Mujidat Adeola Bello

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Influence of Computer Literacy Skill on On-line Cataloguing by Librarians in Ekiti State University, Nigeria, Olawale Bamidele, Mr and Samuel Olufemi Olusegun

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Promoting Indigenous Language in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges for the Library and Information Professionals, OYEMIKE VICTOR BENSON, Linda I. ANYALEBECHI, and Ifeyinwa Aidah ARIOLE

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The evolution of the commercialization of Knowledge with New Approach of Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (RPYS), Ali Biranvand, Ahmad Shabani, Asefeh Asemi, and Mozafar CheshmehSohrabi

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An analytical study on ministerial organizations status in the historiography of Ravandi, Iran, Reza Bitarafan, Fereydoon Allahyari, and Ali Akbar Kajbaf

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The Use and Non-Use of Magazines and Journals in an Academic Library, David A. Cabonero, Anivel A. Soliven, Febie G. Lanzuela, Marivic S. Balot, and Eva Rose A. Bugaling

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The iSchools: A Study, ABHIJIT CHAKRABARTI and Sukumar Mandal

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User Perspective on Library Services at Jaypee University of Information Technology, Himachal Pradesh: an internal survey, Suresh K. Chauhan and Ashok K. Bhatt

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Research Productivity on Nephrology output During 2007-2016: A Bibliometric Study, Dr Murugan Chinnaraj

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Contribution of East Africa Region to Open Access Literature: The case of OpenDOAR, Mussa Ndambile Chirwa and Ester Ernest Mnzava

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Knowledge Management Culture among Library Cataloguers: the University of Zambia Library Experience, Eness M. Miyanda Chitumbo Mrs and Christine Wamunyima Kanyengo Ms

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Coming out of the Controlled Closet: A Comparison of Patron Keywords for Queer Topics to Library of Congress Subject Headings, Jessica L. Colbert MSLIS

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The use of Library 2.0 and Mobile Messaging Applications: (Case Study: Central Library of Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Tehran), Firoozeh Dokhani Ph.D student of Information Science and Knowledge, Amir Reza Asnafi, Nadjla Hariri, and Fatemeh Nooshinfard

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Locating Wojnarowicz: Moving Through Library Systems, Structures and Technologies, Emily Drabinski and Alana Kumbier

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Awareness, Availability and Accessibility of Library Resources by Students of Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria, Kennedy Arebamen Eiriemiokhale CLN and Moses Oladele Ibeun PhD

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A Study of Users’ Motivation in using Information Services of Regional Information Center for Science and Technology, Mohammad Reza Farhadpoor and Giti Soltani

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Institutional repositories and heritage materials in selected institutions within three African countries, Joseph Kehinde Fasae, Wilhemina Larnyoh, Michael ESew, Betty Alanyo, and Marlene Holmner (Dr.)

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Information Seeking Behavior of Visually Impaired Students in Maulana Azad Library, AMU: A Survey, Nishat Fatima Dr. and Dolly Kumari

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Reading and the Good Life: An Analysis of Print and Digital Readers in Suburban Libraries, Yijun Gao and Matt Isaia

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Iranian medical English journals: reference analysis based on journal selection criteria in WOS, PubMed and Scopus, Somayeh Ghaffari Heshajin, Shahram Sedghi, and Leila Asghari Hineh Abad

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Relationship between Information Literacy Standards and Organizational Creativity among Employees of an Iranian Company (A Case of Tehran Electric Company), Hamid Ghazizadeh, Majid Tabarzadi, and Ali Akbar Khasseh

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Application of Bradford's law of Scattering to the Literature of Microbiology in India, Gouri N. Gourikeremath Miss, Rudramuni Hiremath Mr, B D. Kumbar Dr, and Gururaj S. Hadagali Dr

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What Roles Do Chinese Health Sciences Libraries Play in Their Nation's Cigarette Smoking Public Health Crisis?, Charles J. Greenberg, Lin Wu, Xuyu Zhou, Susan Yutong Feng, and Sam Bodong Chen

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“What Not to Buy: How to Identify Books Likely to be Unread Before Purchase.”, Tony Greiner

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World Mobile Research: A Scientometric Assessment of Research Publications Output during 2007-16, Brij Mohan Gupta Dr, S M. Dhawan Dr, and Ritu Gupta Dr

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Structure Analysis of the National Libraries’ Websites of the World, Monika Gupta

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WEB PRESENCE AND STRUCTURE EVALUATION OF THE EUROPEAN NATIONAL LIBRARIES’ WEBSITES: A STUDY, Monika Gupta and Paramjeet K. Walia

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Utilization of Library Management Software College Library in Assam: A Reference with Koha and SOUL, Hirak Jyoti Hazarika

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INTERNET USE PATTERN AMONG THE FACULTIES OF D.M’S COLLEGE: A CASE STUDY, Dr. Jayaprakash H

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A Scientometric analysis of the ‘Journal of King Saud University-Computer and Information Sciences’, Akhtar Hussain

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Collaborative Teaching as a Strategy for Imparting Information Literacy in Students: Faculty – Librarian Perceptions., Harriet Uche Igbo and Nwabuisi Thomas Imo

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Issues in Acquisition and Application of Conventional and Online Complementary Cataloguing Competencies in Nigerian University Libraries, Emmanuel Chukwudi Ihekwoaba

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Information and Communication Technology Use in Book marketing by Emerging Indigenous Publishing Firms and Booksellers in Ibadan Metropolis, daniel olusegun ikegune, Oshiotse Andrew Okwilagwe, and Aliu Otoayele

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INFORMATION BEHAVIOUR: INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIOUR OF LAW PRACTITIONERS, Hajaratu Mafo Ilo, Theresa Tochukwu Nwafornso, Eric Agada, and Aondoana Daniel Orlu

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Examining the ICT skills of university librarians in a developing country: a study from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan., Memoona Iqbal and Arif Khan

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Preservation and Disaster Management of Frequently-Use Collections in University Libraries: A Case Study of Three University Libraries, Rhoda O. Ishola

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Value-added Service to Academic Library Users in 21st Century: Using Competitive Intelligence Approach, Idiegbeyan-ose Jerome, Christopher Nkiko, and Osinulu Ifeakachuku

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Contribution to Open Access Repository by the Central Universities of India: A Case Study of Shodhganga, GARVITA JHAMB and ABDUS SAMIM

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Gender difference in Information Seeking of research scholars at University of Sargodha, Pakistan, Arif Khan and Hayat Un Nisa

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Co-authorship Network Analysis of iMetrics Researchers, Ali Akbar Khasseh, Faramarz Soheili, and Afshin Mousavi Chelak

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Records Risk Assessment at a Hospital in Zimbabwe, Njabulo Bruce Khumalo Mr

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The Need for the Establishment of E-records and eHealth Legislation and Policy Framework in the Health Sector in Zimbabwe, Njabulo Bruce Khumalo

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African Indigenous Knowledge: An Underutilised and Neglected Resource for Development, Njabulo Bruce Khumalo and Charity Baloyi

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Economic Model of Information, Information Society, and information Literacy: A View from Russia, Dmitry M. Kochetkov

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Use of Library Resources and Services in selected Deemed University Libraries in Andhra Pradesh: a study, Ramakrishna Kona, Sasikala Chagari, and Gowridevi Rudraksha

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A survey of extended library-hour service in Sam Jonah Library, Charles Koufie

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MAPPING THE RESEARCH OUTPUT OF “JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING” (2007-2016) : A SINGLE JOURNAL SCIENTOMETRIC STUDY, Ramasamy K

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Assessment of Library Resources and Services of Central University Libraries, Delhi: A Study, Ajit Kumar

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Exploring the informational and recreational needs of the elderly: Library users in Temperance Town, South Africa, Mae Kuscus Ms and Madeleine C. Fombad Dr

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Faculty awareness and use of Library subscribed online databases in the University of Education, Winneba. Ghana: A survey., Agatha Gifty Larson

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Information Literacy and the Future of Digital Information Services at the University of Jos Library, Vicki Lawal

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Perception of librarians towards collaborative research in academic libraries in Nigerian Universities, Dim Chibuzor Livina, Scholastica Ukwoma, and Okafor Victoria Nwamaka Dr

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Gender Variations in Research Productivity: Insights from Scholarly Research, Fayaz Ahmad Lone and Manzoor Hussain

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The Influence Of School Libraries Usage In Promoting Reading Culture Among Secondary School Students In Rivers State, Nigeria, Patience Ebisemen Lulu-Pokubo Mrs and Pearl C. Akanwa Dr(Mrs)

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Evaluation of the Influence of Indigene-ship and Interpersonal Relationship on Employment of Staff in Selected Federal University Libraries in South-West, Nigeria., Uwaebuka Wisdom Madu Mr, Chukwuemeka Ogbonnaya Azubuike Mr, and Helen Chris-Israel Mrs

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Citation Analysis of Doctoral Theses in the field of Sociology submitted to Panjab University, Chandigarh (India) during 2002-2012, Preeti Mahajan and Anil Kumar

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CITATION ANALYSIS OF DOCTORAL THESES REFERENCES AS A TOOL FOR COLLECTION MANAGEMENT IN HISTORY: A STUDY OF PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH (INDIA), Preeti Mahajan and Anil Kumar

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Information seeking behaviour of journalists in north India, Preeti Mahajan and Praveen Kumar Dr.

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Assessing Information Literacy Skills: A Survey of Undergraduate Education Students at the University of Livingstonia in Malawi, Donald Flywell Malanga Mr

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Authorship and Collaboration Pattern in Biotechnology Research: A study of IBSA Countries, Manendra Singh Manendra

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Antecedents for Actual Usage Intentions of Open Access Journals in Agricultural Research Institutions In Tanzania, zainabu zuberi massoro and Roslina Othman Prof.

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Assessing Virtual Learning Environment in Malaysia’s Public University, Ahmad Fuzi Md Ajis, Jafalizan Md Jali, Mazwani Ayu Mazlan, Siti Khairiyah Nordin, and Jannatul Iza Ahmad Kamal

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THE ROLE OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN THE ACCREDITATION OF UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES: A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY MINNA, NIGER STATE., Joseph Manasseh Men and Aliyu Abubakar Isreal

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Keeping our story: Preservation of audio visual archives in Ghana, monica mensah Ms, Emannuel Adjei Dr, and Musah Adams Dr.

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Nurses and Use of Research Information in Clinical Practice: a Case Study of the University Teaching Hospital in Zambia, Mercy Wamunyima Monde Mrs, Akakandelwa Akakandelwa Dr, and Christine Wamunyima Kanyengo Ms

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Research Output Analysis of International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology (IJIDT) through Bibliometric Approach, NG Thermi Moyon and Dr. Akhandanand Shukla

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Research Productivity in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics of The University of Burdwan during 1960 – 2000: A Comparative Study., Amitava Nandi and SANJUKTA MONDAL

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Improving the Performance of Librarians Through Mentoring: The Case of Academic Libraries in South-East and South-South Zones of Nigeria, Ifeoma Stella Njoku

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USE OF OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGY FOR EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC LIBRARY SERVICES IN NIGERIA, Ifeoma Stella Njoku PhD and R. Ravichandran PhD

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Bibliotaxonomy: Definition, Scope and Implication for LIS Scholarship, Chuma O. Nnadozie

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Information Literacy Skills Required by Blind and visually Impaired Students for Effective Information Access in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Michael Chigozie Nwafor and E.D. Chigbu

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND PREPAREDNESS: A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF JOS LIBRARY, Grace Iyabo Nwokedi Mrs, Paul Patrick Panle Mr, and Naomi Samuel Mrs

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Perception Of Students On Mobile Technology Based Library Services, Theophilus Kwamena Ocran

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Availability and Accessibility of Information Resources as Predictor of Lecturers’ Teaching Effectiveness, RACHEAL OPEYEMI ODUNLADE DR

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The Place of Library and Information Services in Open and Distance Learning in Nigerian Universities, Patricia N. Ofodu and Ogechi A. Agim

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Appraisal of Electronic Readiness Resources for Information Services Delivery, Utilization, Benefits and Challenges for Museums and Monuments in Nigeria, Joshua Onaade OJO

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Analysis of Relative Contributions and Challenges of Acquiring Information Literacy Skills for Lawmakers’ Constituency Performance in South West Nigeria, Joshua Onaade Ojo Dr.; Uwem ETENG (Mrs) PhD. Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Study, NIALS Library, Technical Services Department, Akoka, Yaba.; and Olukemi Titilola OLANIYI (Mrs). Federal College of Education (Technical), College Library, Readers' Services Department, Akoka, Yaba

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Evaluation Practices of Electronic Resources in University Libraries in South East Nigeria, Flora Ifeoma Okogwu and V. W. Dike

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Effective Utilisation of University Library Resources by Undergraduate Students: a case study of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria, Olabode OLAJIDE Mr and Gboyega Adio

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An Assessment of Collaborative activities among Nigerian Librarians, Olanike Oladunni Olaniyi and Pius Olatunji Olaojo Dr

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Information Literacy Skills, Alternative Format Availability and Information Sources Utilization by Visually Impaired Secondary School Students in South-West, Nigeria, STEPHEN OLUFEMI OLAOPA MR

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INFORMATION USE AND QUALITY SERVICE OF THE NIGERIAN POLICE, Olajumoke R. Olawoyin,; Ezinwanyi Madukoma DR.; and Ugwunwa Chinyere Esse

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Awareness and use of information resources for research by final year students in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo., Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo and Samuel Oke Ogunniyi,

Information needs and information seeking behavior of researchers in Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, Ilorin, Kwara State, Momoh Emmanuel Omeiza and Folorunso Abubakar Lanre

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Methods, Effect and Challenges of Library Instruction in Academic Libraries, Saturday U. Omeluzor, Alarape Asimi Akibu Ph.D, Sunday Ikhimeakhu Dika, and Clement Chinemerem Ukangwa

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Paradoxical Modeling of the Negative Uses of ICT and their Implications among Secondary School Students in Oyo State, Nigeria, Ojinga Gideon OMIUNU Mr.

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Psychological Factors and the Use of E-Library Resource among Undergraduates in South-West Nigeria, Fehintoluwa E. Omosebi Mrs. and David O. Okhakhu Mr.

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Factors Influencing Administrative Staffs toward the Adoption of Cloud Computing, Christopher Omotunde Mr and Oluwatobi Iyanu Omotunde Ph.D

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Information Communication Technology Training Needs of Academic Staff in Universities in Ekiti State, Nigeria, Oluwatobi Omotunde Dr

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Empowering Library Users Through the Five Laws of Library Science., Umunna Nnaemeka Opara and Umunna Nnaemeka Opara

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Use of Internet Health Information Resources and Information Seeking Behaviour among Health Professionals in Federal Medical Center, Abuja, Chuks Daniel Oriogu, Roselyn Esoname Subair, and Darlina Chima Oriogu-Ogbuiyi

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Perceived Emotions in the Information Seeking Behaviour of Manchester Metropolitan University Students., Aondoana Daniel Orlu, Hajaratu Mafo Ilo, and Nwafornso Theresa Tochukwu

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Pathway to Inclusive Community Children Reading Program for Sustainable Development: Summer Reading Experience in Anambra State, Nigeria, Ngozi P. Osuchukwu Mrs, Ifeyinwa N. Okonkwo Mrs, Adaora C. Obuezie Mrs, and Nkechi S. Udeze Ms

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Employability, National Integration and Public Libraries: Case of the Beyond Access/IREX Intervention in Nigerian Public Libraries, Nkem Ekene Osuigwe Dr and Neemat Abdulrahim Mrs

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Law Reports Exploitation in a Law Library: The Case of University of Benin Faculty of Law Library., Emmanuel Owushi

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Professional Development Programmes for Polytechnic Library Staff in Ghana: Challenges and Prospects, Micheal Owusu-Acheaw

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SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, PEER PRESSURE AND USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA, John Adeboye Oyeboade

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AVAILABILITY, ACCESS POINTS AND USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES BY SCIENCE STUDENTS IN SELECTED PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA, John Adeboye Oyeboade and Ajibola Sunmade Gbotosho

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Information Needs and Computer Self Efficacy as Factors Influencing Use of Electronic Reference Services by Undergraduates in a Nigerian University, Olawale Oyewole and Tope Johnson Oladepo