Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

PRACTITIONERS OPINION ON THE ISSUES OF JOURNALISM IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe practice of journalism comes with its challenges in every part of the world today. In Nigeria journalists suffer different types of abuse in the course of carrying out their duties, these abuses range from, unlawful arrest and grueling interrogation during detention, imprisonment, assassination, harassment, rape, maiming and other forms of physical and emotional abuseThe theoretical framework that will be used for this study is the psychometric paradigm which assumes that ch...

History of Serial Publishing and Editing

In literature, a serial is a printing format by which a single larger work, often a work of narrative fiction, is published in smaller, sequential installments. The installments are also known as numbers, parts or fascicles, and may be released either as separate publications or within sequential issues of a periodical publication, such as a magazine, journal or newspaper. The Journal des sçavans (later spelled Journal des savants), established by Denis de Sallo, wa...

Differences between Library Automation and Retrospective Conversion

The main aim of any library is to provide access to proper information, to the right users in as possible as short time. In an environment of information explosion, due to growing demands of the user and shrinking of financial resources, library is not able to obtain all the reading materials on demand. The only way to overcome these problems is resources sharing through networking. The development of library services in higher learning is a complex process to cover up advances of disc...

Beyond the Window Dressing-Contrasting Perspective Anchors on Development Bail out in the Peripheries

Development pathways available to the so-called periphery countries/societies of modern world are varied and controversial. Development theorists, writers and scholars are wide apart vis-à-vis convergence of consensual paradigm that is germane to pursue the course of holistic development of the periphery in the world political and economic landscape. This article is a dispassionate critique of the strengths and pitfalls deducible from the perspective horizon of the three dominant schools of ...

Globalization and the Travesty of the African Cause

The term globalization connotes different thing to people. It is probably one the hotly contested concepts in the lexicon of development theorists. It can be defined as a process of worldwide integration of economies and societies. Merriam-Webster’s Online defines globalization as “the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked by free trade, free flow of capital, and trapping of cheaper foreign labor markets.” It is a convergence of economic, political and culture ...

Boisterous Russia in emerging Europe

Russia is permanently at a crossroads in its history, or standing in exasperation at a fork in the road but failing to resolvea geographical, historical and metaphysical dilemma: is Russia part of Europe or not? Russia holds a key butvulnerable strategic position in the heartland of Eurasia. Its geographical existence within a larger zone of Eurasiancivilization meant that Russian culture had been shaped to a not insignificant extent by influences coming from Asia,that Russia was Eurasian and...

OGBETE MAIN MARKET IN THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF ENUGU METROPOLIS: A CONTEMPORAY APPRAISAL

ABSTRACTTrade and Markets are aspects of economic activities of man in every section ofIgbo   land.   Ecological   variations   among   different   communities   had   envelopedsocieties to come together to trade, first through barter, and later the invention ofcurrency by the colonial masters. Ogbete market, one of the earliest developedmarkets in Igbo land grew to meet people’s demand for goods and services. T...

THE EFFECT OF ADVERTISEMENT ON ELECTIONEERING CAMPAIGNS OF GOVERNORSHIP SEAT (A CASE STUDY OF LAGOS STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION, 2011)

                                            ABSTRACT The importance of Advertising is ubiquitous to every person or profession. It has been part of our daily events irrespective of our lines of discipline like teaching, medicine, accounting, business, agriculture, politics etc.This Study examined the effect of Political advertising on voting pattern of the electorates du...

Framing of 2015 Presidential Election By Selected Nigerian Newspapers

In politics today, the media are very important in reporting political activities. There are certain ways they report political actors which allow the people to develop a level of perception about the politicians. The media often frame reports, not only for people on what they should think about (agenda setting)but on how they should think (framing). This study  critically examines the types of framing that the media explored during the 2015 presidential elections in Nigeria.TABLE OF CON...

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 ...


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