CIRCULATION

This is the first point of contact with readers; it is likened to reception area in hotels. This is where questions such as who, what, when, where could be answered. This section of the library is involved in carrying out responsibilities such as registration of users, charging and discharging of loan records as well as overseeing bibliographical services to users. Current newspapers are circulated here as well.

 

CATALOGUES AND EXHIBITION AREA

This is an index of collection in the library found at the exhibition area.

 

RESEARCH AND REFERENCE AREA

This is where reference materials such as encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus etc are consulted

 

SERIALS UNIT

The library is making concerted effort to improve on current journals. Over 2000 backlog are bound while 25 current journals are displayed alongside other, old, local and international journals. They are arranged alphabetically by title on the shelves. Old issues are kept in this unit for retrospective use.

 

PROJECT/RESERVED ROOM

Books that are in heavy demand or recommended by lecturers are carefully reserved here. To ensure that all readers have equal access and guiding against act of monopoly, these books are expected to be returned promptly. Books here cannot be taken out of the library and the shelf areas are highly restricted to readers’ access, in other words, books are given to readers on request.

 

E-LIBRARY

This unit of the library provides registered users with internet facilities and information from online databases such as EBSCOhost. It consists of NITDA and the main E-library platforms. The NITDA e-library was equipped by National Information Technology Development Agency in support of its ICT in the institution.

 

DATABASES

EBSCOHOST:

 

ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

 

BUSINESS SOURCE PREMIER

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

 

COMMUNICATION AND MASS MEDIA COMPLETE

Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals.

 

ENVIRONMENT COMPLETE

Environment Complete contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals.

 

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM COMPLETE

Hospitality & Tourism Complete covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This collection contains more than 828,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for more than 490 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books.

 

LIBRARY, INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY ABSTRACTS WITH FULL TEXT

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. This database also contains full text for more than 330 journals. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

REGIONAL BUSINESS NEWS

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

 

NEWSPAPER SOURCE

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

 

APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SOURCE

Applied Science & Technology Source offers extensive coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines by combining high-quality databases from both EBSCO Publishing and H.W. Wilson. This premier resource offers full text for almost 1,200 journals, citations to millions of articles. The content within Applied Science & Technology Source derives from numerous sources, including leading trade journals, professional and technical society journals, and conference proceedings.

 

ART AND ARCHITECTURE COMPLETE

Art & Architecture Complete provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, this database offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books. Art & Architecture Complete also provides selective coverage for 70 additional publications and an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.

 

EBOOK COLLECTION (EBSCOHOST)

Search and view the full text of eBooks.

 

EBOOK ACADEMIC COLLECTION (EBSCOHOST)

This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, and is a strong complement for any academic collection. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that users will have access to information relevant to their research needs.

 

MEDLINE WITH FULL TEXT

MEDLINE with Full Text provides the authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences found on MEDLINE, plus the database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE. Of those, nearly 1,450 have cover-to-cover indexing in MEDLINE. And of those, 558 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source or Biomedical Reference Collection.

 

COMPUTERS AND APPLIED SCIENCES COMPLETE

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. CASC provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,200 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources from a diverse collection. Full text is also available for more than 1,000 periodicals

 

ENGINEERING SOURCE

Engineering Source offers more than 3000 full text titles in engineering, computer science and related areas. It is designed for corporate reference customers, and will be offered as a standalone database or in conjunction with EDS.

 

ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES SOURCE

Entrepreneurial Studies Source provides the latest insight into topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business. This database offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV.

 

FOOD SCIENCE SOURCE

Food Science Source is an extensive full-text database designed to support the informational needs of the food industry at all levels. This collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas that are integral to the food industry. This database offers cover-to-cover full-text coverage for more than 1,400 publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications, all directly dealing with food industry-related issues. More than 1,000 key food industry and market reports are available.

 

TECHNICAL SERVICES SECTION

This is an area that deals with acquisition, processing and other activities that bothered on information material handling and administration.