ACCESSIBILITY AND UTILIZATION OF REFERENCE RESOURCES AND SERVICES BY STUDENTS

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ACCESSIBILITY AND UTILIZATION OF REFERENCE RESOURCES AND SERVICES BY STUDENTS IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN
ANAMBRA AND ENUGU STATES OF NIGERIA

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page i
Approval page ii
Certification page iii
Dedication iv
Acknowledgements v
Table of Contents vi
List of Tables viii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study 1
Statement of the Problem 7
Purpose of the Study 7
Research Questions 8
Significance of the Study 9
Scope of the Study 9
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
Conceptual Framework 11
Concept of the College Library 11
Concept of Reference and Information Services in Libraries 16
Concept of Reference and Information Resources. 24
Concept of Accessibility 31
Concept of Utilization. 34
Constraints to efficient Accessibility and Utilization of Reference and Information
Services and Resources in Colleges of Education Libraries. 39
Strategies for effective Accessibility and Utilization of Reference and Information
Services and Resources. 42
Theoretical Framework 46
Review of Related Empirical Studies 53
Summary of the Literature Review 57

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD
Design of the Study 59
Area of the Study 59
Population of the Study 59
Sample and Sampling Techniques 60
Instrument for Data Collection 60
Validation of the Instrument 61
Method of Data Collection 62
Method of Data Analysis 62

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULT 64

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSIONS, IMPLICATIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS
AND CONCLUSION
Discussion of the findings 75
Implications of the Study 78
Recommendations 79
Limitations 80
Suggestions for further Research 80
Conclusion 81
References 83
Appendix 1 89
Appendix 2 93
Appendix 3 96
Appendix 4 97

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