publication . Article . 2012

Factors Affecting the Use of Indigenous Publications by Medical and Dental Students in Nigerian Universities

Ahiaoma Ibegwam; Oshiotse Andrew Okwilagwe;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal (issn: 1089-4667, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Internet Chinese Librarians Club
Abstract
This study examined the indigenous medical publications used by medical and dental students in Nigeria with a view to discovering factors that affects their usage. Data was gathered through a questionnaire survey. The population of the study was 1,264 undergraduate medical and dental students from ten universities in all the geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Data gathered was analysed using SPSS to obtain the summaries of the variables in form of frequency distribution and other descriptive statistics. The findings reveal several factors affecting the usage of indigenous medical publications. In spite of all the inhibitors, 88.2% of the respondents indicated that t...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Indigenous publications, Nigeria, Medical students, Dental students, Bibliography. Library science. Information resources, Z
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