Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

COMPUTER SELF-EFFICACY AS DETERMINANT TO THE USE OF ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUE: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN NIGER DELTA REGION

The research surveyed computer self-efficacy as determinants to the use of  online public access catalogue. Based on a detailed literature review, a total of three research questions were  raised:  What  are  the  available  access  points  for  the  use  of  OPAC  by  the  library users?  What  are  the  various  search  methods/technique  used  by  users  to  locate  needed materials through the OPAC? And what is the level of the user’s computer self-efficacy?T...

ADOPTION OF SOCIAL NETWORKS MEDIA FOR REFERENCE SERVICES IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES

This study was carried out to investigate the adoption of social networks media for  reference  services  in  academic  libraries.  Thus,  the  study  discovered  among others, the meaning of social networking media and the types of social networking media tools that can be applied in the reference section by the reference librarian for  the  provision  of  reference  services  in  academic  libraries.  To  achieve  the objectives of this study,  four (4) research questi...

TEACHING AND LEARNING OF THE THEME OF CORRUPTION IN CHINUA ACHEBE'S "A MAN OF THE PEOPLE" IN SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ANAMBRA EAST L.G.A OF ANAMBRA STATE

AbstractThe study dealt with the teaching and learning of the theme of corruption in Achebe’s A Man of the People in secondary schools in Anambra East L.G.A. of Anambra State. Four research questions guided the study. The literature review was done in four sub-headings: Conceptual framework; theoretical framework; review of empirical studies and summary of literature review.  The study adopted a survey research design.  The population of the study was all tertiary instituti...

FACTORS IMPEDING THE EFFECTIVE LEARNING OF MECHANICAL ACCURACY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ONITSHA NORTH OF ANAMBRA STATE

ABSTRACTThe study dealt with the Factors Impeding the Effective Learning of Mechanical Accuracy among Secondary Schools in Onitsha North of Anambra State. Four research questions guided the study.  The literature review was done in four sub-headings: Conceptual framework; theoretical framework; review of empirical studies and summary of literature review.  The study adopted a survey research design.  The population of the study was all the students of public secondary schools in Onit...

The Learning of English Consonants: a case study of Èfîk Children in Calabar South between the ages of 2-5years

Learning a second language is adopting a language that is not one's first language. Second language learner's of English exhibits variations bfrom the Phonological, syntactic or lexico-semantic rule of English language. This paper examines the learning of English Consonant by Èfik children in Calabar South, Nigeria within the ages of 2-5years. The Objectives of the study are to find out the several segmental processes in the children's language. A population of 30 children is selected from t...

Aspects of Èfîk Phonology

The Èfik language is a Lower Cross language spoken in Cross River State of Nigeria. The study examines the segmental, suprasegmental and phonological processes of the Èfîk languge to establish the exact phonemic status of thelanguage with spectographic evidence. Goldsmith's Autosegmental phonology (1976) is adopted as the theoretical frame. A reduced SIL Comparative African Wordlist was used as our Wordlist. The list was administered on informants and their utterances were recorded with a ...

Use of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) in Selected University Libraries in South- South Nigeria

This paper examines the use of OPAC in selected university libraries in south- southNigeria. In actualizing this, four (4) research questions were formulated which are: Howfrequently do the users in university libraries in South-South Nigeria use OPAC? Whatare the purposes of use of OPAC? How frequently do the patrons search for variousinformation resources through the OPAC? What are the challenges faced by library userswith the use of OPAC? The study adopted the descriptive survey design. Th...

Web 2.0 for Reference Services: An Overview

This paper examines what the concept of web 2.0 is all about and itattributes by using an acronym SLATES to explain what web 2.0 entailsand they are as follows: Search: this is the ease of finding informationthrough keyword search which makes the platform valuable Links: guidesto important pieces of information. The best pages are the most frequentlylinked to.Authoring: the ability to create constantly updating content overa platform that is shifted from being the creation of a few to being t...

The Relevance of the Academic library in Actualizing an Accreditation Exercise: A Case Study of Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU) Agbarha-Otor.

This paper examines the process of accreditation exercise in Michael and Cecilia IbruUniversity stating the relevance of academic library in actualizing the accreditation exercise,in compliance to the National Universities Commission’s definition of accreditation. Thefocus was on the library holdings, the strength of the library staff. This study seeks to providean insight into the accreditation exercise at Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, with a viewto sharing experiences of the librar...

Collections and Collection Development Exercise in Libraries: A Perspective in View

This paper examines what collection is all about and the concept collectiondevelopment exercise in libraries stating the methods used in actualizing thecollection development which are community need assessment, selection, andplacing order, receiving/checking. This study also outlines some procedures foracquiring information resources in the collection development department whichare: purchase, exchange, legal deposit, gift/donation, subscription, photocopies,inter-library loan and weeding. I...

AUDIENCE PERCEPTION OF PIDGIN ENGLISH ADVERTISEMENTS IN NIGERIAN BROADCAST MEDIA (A STUDY OF BENIN-CITY)

ABSTRACTIn a world of fierce competition and emergence of internet as a powerful, borderless media, gaining and retaining the attention of consumers and customers and persuading them to buy products and services through the broadcast media is becoming more challenging and important. Although advertising has been proved to be effective in providing market information about products and service, yet its understanding and comprehension to the masses has been questioned consistently. Thus, it is ...

PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND SECURITY OF INFORMATION SOURCES IN POLYTECHNIC LIBRARIES IN NORTH WEST STATES OF NIGERIA

This study investigates the “preservation, conservation and security of information sources in polytechnic libraries in north WEst States of Nigeria. This is with the aim of ascertaining the problems, the extent of book theft and mutilation, methods, effectiveness of methods, constraints and strategies for enhancement. Six objectives and research questions were formulated to guide the study. These research questions are: What are the factors that constitute the problems of preserving...

Policies for Preservation and Security of Information

 Policy has been defined as a course of action adopted or proposed by an organization or any individual to guide certain operations (Akinfolarin, 1992). While security has been defined as a state of being free from threat, danger or destruction, Furthermore, preservation is defined as the act of keeping something or preventing it from being damaged (Akussah, 2006). Vividly we could say that policy for preserving, security of information resources could be defined as; a course of a...

ASSESSMENT OF TV REALITY SHOW ON NIGERIA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS , A COURSE OR CURSE (A STUDY OF BIG BROTHER NAIJA)

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1     Background to the studyStudies have focused on how television programmes that appear to be “real” alters the viewers’ perception of reality (or social reality) (Nwafor, 2015). However, recently a new fad in television has surfaced and it appears to be taking over. Reality television shows are overtaking the networks leaving behind an even bigger effect than that of regular television.Reality TV as a genre of television programming that has grown over the...

THE INFLUENCE OF ADVERTISING ON BUYING BEHAVIOUR

INTRODUCTION Advertising is one of the most powerful socializing forces in our culture.  Analysts have often state that “advertised products sell more than products that are not advertised.  Adverts shape our attitudes and our attitude shape our behaviour. Benson (1999)Most producer believe that advertising as an element of marketing mix is required to achieve marketing objectives and goals Dauda Usman (1986:18). Advertising precisely is one of the communication elements in t...


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