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AVAILABILITY AND USE OF REFERENCE SOURCES AND SERVICES TO FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OFFA STUDENTS, KWARA STATE.

Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017    |    PP. 10-28    |PDF (363 K)|    Pub. Date: March 15, 2017
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Author(s)
Dr. Razaq Femi Quadri (CLN), Polytechnic Librarian, The Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State
Olaleye Samuel Abiodun, The Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State

Abstract
This study investigated the availability and use of reference sources and services by The Federal Polytechnic Offa students. Descriptive survey research design was used and 100 samples were used for this study. Findings were analyzed using descriptive statisticsand the results indicated that 38(40.9%) of the respondents use the reference sourcesweekly. Majority of the respondents indicated that reference sources are highly available, accessible and adequate except geographical sources and biographical source that are not available, accessible and adequate. Poor power supply, old and irrelevant materials were the major Therefore, polytechnic libraries should provide students with relevant reference sources, effective library sensitization and orientation programmes and also employs an innovative reference librarian that has good customer relationship.

Keywords
Availability, Use, Reference Sources, Reference Services, The Federal Polytechnic Offa Students, Polytechnic Library

Cite this paper
Dr. Razaq Femi Quadri (CLN), Olaleye Samuel Abiodun, AVAILABILITY AND USE OF REFERENCE SOURCES AND SERVICES TO FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OFFA STUDENTS, KWARA STATE., SCIREA Journal of Information Science and Systems Science. Vol. 2 , No. 1 , 2017 , pp. 10 - 28 .

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