Information seeking behaviour of the professoriate in selected federal universities in southwest Nigeria

South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

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Title Information seeking behaviour of the professoriate in selected federal universities in southwest Nigeria
 
Creator Nwone, Simeon Ambrose
Mutula, Stephen
 
Subject Information seeking behaviour; Information needs; Information sharing; Electronic information resources; Professoriate
 
Description This article is derived from a PhD awarded at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2018 that investigated information seeking behaviour of the professoriate in the social sciences and humanities in selected federal universities in southwest Nigeria. The study was a descriptive survey of the professoriate in the social sciences and humanities. An adapted questionnaire was used to collect data from 246 professors. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics. The results revealed that professoriate need information mainly for developing contents used for teaching and conducting research. They seek information for teaching and research in online databases and electronic journals, while depending on textbooks and printed journals. They make use mainly of laptop and desktops to access information. They frequently share research information in subscription-based and fee-based open access journals. The professoriate generally exhibit positive attitude towards electronic resources.
 
Publisher LIASA
 
Contributor Prof. Stephen Mutula
National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences- Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (NIHSS-CODESRIA)
 
Date 2018-08-19
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1733
10.7553/84-1-1733
 
Source South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science; Vol 84, No 1 (2018)
2304-8263
0256-8861
 
Language eng
 
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