The Social Sciences

Year: 2007
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Page No. 318 - 321

Clinical Students Attitude to Information Usage, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. Osogbo, Nigeria

Authors : A. Adetunji

Abstract: Access to the right type of information in an academic environment is an asset which can be employed to pursue and accomplished the cardinal objective of the library. The study therefore examine the attitude of clinical students to information usage in college of health sciences, LAUTECH. Seventy five respondents were selected through stratified random sampling among the 3 levels of clinical classes. Structural questionnaires were used to collect data from the respondents. The data were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics such as frequency count and percentages. The findings revealed that majority of the clinical students were male, they sourced for information mainly from handouts, lecture notes and library books. About 80% of the students had more access to lecture notes than other materials. The respondents also mentioned that lecture notes, library books and Christian/Muslim materials were very important information materials and they used it regularly. The clinical students identified the distance to the information, limited time and cost as major problems that hindered the flow of information to them. To this effect they desire an extension of library services, regular updating of library books and provision of on-line information retrieval system to meet their current information needs.

How to cite this article:

A. Adetunji , 2007. Clinical Students Attitude to Information Usage, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. Osogbo, Nigeria . The Social Sciences, 2: 318-321.

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