AVAILABILITY AND USE OF INFORMATION RESOURCES IN MEDICAL LIBRARIES BY PRE CLINICAL STUDENTS IN SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN EDO STATE

AUTHOR: SUNDAY A. OGUNTAYO

FROM JOURNAL OF HEALTH INFORMATION VOL. I NO 1. JUNE 2013

PUBLISHED BY MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (MLA-NG)

C/O MEDICAL LIBRARY, COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES,

NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, NNEWI, ANAMBRA STATE.

The main aim of the study was to indentify the availability and use of information resources in medical libraries by pre-clinical students in selected universities in Edo state. Descriptive survey design was adoptedfor the study. Three hundred and thirty four respondents participated in the study. Questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. Five research questions wereformulatedfor the study. Results were analyzed using simple percentages. Textbooks, dictionaries.journals, are some of the available information resources in the medical libraries studies. Low Computer literacy to browse the Internet was the major problem associated with the use of information resources. The study concludes that creating awareness of information resources is essential for maximum utilization by pre-clinical students.

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