USE OF LAW LIBRARY INFORMATION RESOURCES

A STUDY OF BABCOCK UNIVERSITY LAW STUDENTS

  • Jerome Okereke Babcock University Library, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Glory Onoyeyan Babcock University Library, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Sussan Ogbuiyi Babcock University Library, Ogun State, Nigeria
Keywords: Law library, information resources, law students, Babcock University

Abstract

The paper is a case study of how undergraduate law students of Babcock University, Iperu-Remo, Oguns State make use of the law library information resources. The objective of the study was to determine the extent to which law students use the law library information resources of Babcock University Law Library. The descriptive survey is the research method used for this study. The population of this study consisted of undergraduate law students of Babcock University, Ilperu-Remo, Ogun State in the 2012/2013 academic session. The 2012/2013 academic session has two hundred and sixty-three (263)
registered law students. The sample population of 130 was used. The population is grade up of 100 level to 500 level. One hundred and thirty (130) questionnaire items were administered to the students using random sampling technique. Out of these, 110 was returned representing 85% rate of response. Data collected were analysed using frequency count and simple percentage. The study shows that law students use Babcock University Law Library resources occasionally, and they use it mainly for internet purpose and to do their assignments. They also use it to study for examinations/tests, to read newspapers and magazines, to photocopy, for borrowing purposes, to supplement lecture notes, complete project, and to prepare for moot court. The least reason that the respondents use Babcock University law library resources was to prepare for seminar presentations which attracted 3.6%. The study also showed that there are more law students that are highly dissatisfied (28.1%) than those that are highly satisfied (7.3%).

Published
2019-01-08