Assessment of the use of indexing and Abstracting service by patrons of Federal College of Education Katsina

Hamza Ukashatu Musa, Umar Babangida Dangani


The study Assessed the sue of indexing and abstracting services by the patrons of Federal College collage of education Library Katsina, and to find out the problems hindering the use of indexing and abstracting services by the Patrons. The study, adopted the survey research method to collect data and a random sampling technique was used to draw samples for the study. The populations of the study are the staff of the library and its patrons. Questionnaire was developed and used to collect data form the samples. Data collected from the respondents as analyzed using frequency distribution and percentages. The study discovered among other things that lack of awareness of the availability of indexing and abstracting services is what hinders its usage. Among the recommendations are, that awareness should be created for the users to enable them use this services in accessing relevant information without the waste of time. Which can be achieved through orientation and publicizing its services.

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