The library provides access to a number of online databases. These include EBSCO, JSTOR, ARDI, Bioline, AGORA, DOAJ, HINARI, OARE, Ebrary, NUC Virtual Library and Science Direct. Ebrary alone provides access to over 400,000 e-books and other documents while others contain over 40, 000 electronic journals across all disciplines.
Escapist Reading/Audio-visual Section
This section is located on the ground floor of the library and it provides a platform for relaxation and learning. It is tastefully furnished and equipped with a large screen Samsung Led television, DSTV, and Air-conditioner. This section provides access to educational documentaries, CNN, TBN and other information bearing networks.
Spiritual & Leadership Development Section
In pursuit of the mandate of the University in raising solution thinkers that would break new grounds in all fields of human endeavour, a section called Spiritual & Leadership Development has been established. This section is fully equipped with books on leadership and spiritual development. This is to further drive the University’s Mandate of producing Total Graduates.
The library provides 40 state-of-the art computers with uninterrupted connection to the internet in order to facilitate access to various online databases. The E-library is designated purely for research purposes and it is fully air-conditioned to create an enabling environment that fosters learning and research.
Wireless Access Points
The library provides wireless hotspots which enable users connect to the internet using their personal laptops and other devices.
The last copy of every book title especially those on high demand or requested by Deans and Lecturers are placed on ‘Reserve’ to allow equitable use of the materials.
CLR Web Public Access Catalogue (WebPAC)
Cataloguing details are digitized and made accessible through several networked computer workstations within the campus and anywhere around the world. The Library uses Alexandria Library Management Software to perform routine activities such as the creation of bibliographic databases, acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, serials control, CAS and SDI services. Locating resources on the shelves become more difficult as library collections grow, this makes the WebPAC the first port of call to all library users. The WebPAC showcases the collection of the library which underscores its importance as a quick retrieval tool.
Materials are circulated via the use of barcodes. The barcodes are scanned into the computer system which automatically updates user’s loan profile and data. Renewal of books is done either online through intercom or mobile phone or in the library at the circulation desk. Profile of all authorized users and their passport photographs are captured digitally using the Alexandria Registration Module.
We provide training on the use of the WebPAC, and other electronic information resources, as well as other search techniques. Bibliographic details of the library collections which are held in electronic format are made accessible through different computer terminals in the library and remotely from departments and other locations within the campus. This is accessible via the intranet on http://opac.lmu.edu.ng
Library Orientation/Teaching of the Use of Library
The Library organizes practical orientation for all fresh students and new staff members. The exercise aims at exposing them to effective use of resources available within and outside the library. The Library is also involved in the teaching of the ‘Use of Library’ under the University Wide Courses programme.
Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) /Current Awareness Services (CAS)
Research profiles of Professors and Heads of Departments are compiled for Selective Dissemination of Information. These profiles are being captured at the point of Library Registration. Relevant materials in their areas of research interest are then being forwarded through their e-mails by the Reference Librarian.
Also, newly acquired materials are duly publicized by routing and displaying tables of content at various departments and strategic notice boards within the campus. This is aimed at sensitizing students and faculty to library holdings of interest.
Photocopying and Printing Services
Photocopying services are available for use by staff and students. Copies are made at a token fee of N5.00 per page. Printing of materials also attracts minimal charge to cover cost of consumables.
Online Reference Services
The library renders online reference services via the intranet through the Tracking System. Every inquiry/request made by students and/or staff, is assigned a unique ticket number with which they can track the progress of their requests online. This service is accessible on http://support.lu.edu.ng. Other reference Services rendered include individual assistance with library usage, online database and CD-ROM searching.
Overnight Loan of Reference Materials and Journals
Overnight loan service of reference materials and journals is available to staff. Undergraduate students are not eligible for this service to forestall careless handling of the materials.
Executive Summary of Daily Newspapers
An executive summary of key Nigerian dailies is compiled on a daily basis and sent to the entireLandmark University Community. This is to keep everyone abreast of daily happenings in the country and around the globe.
Today in History Series
A compilation of remarkable events in history is made available to the University Community on a daily basis via their email addresses. This is to further situate the learning dimension of the CLR.
In her bid to be at the cutting edge in the delivery of information resources and services to faculty, staff and students in support of teaching, learning and research, access to an avalanche of electronic resources is provided by the Centre for Learning Resources. Periodic trainings on the use of the electronic resources is organized by the Centre in order to engender usage. The University Library provides access to the following electronic databases on the virtual library platform:
EBSCO: http://search.epnet.com. EBSCO alone has over 20,000 electronic journals. List of databases in EBSCO include:
- » Academic Source Complete
- » Business Source Complete
- » Computers & Applied Sciences Complete
- » Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text
- » Science & Technology Collection
- » SocINDEX with Full Text
- » Agricola
- » Computer Source
- » Environmental Complete
- » Food Science Source
- » Energy & Power Source
PROQUEST EBOOK CENTRAL: Ebook Central contains over 5 million e-books and other documents.
Science Direct: http://www.sciencedirect.com
NUC VIRTUAL LIBRARY: http://www.nigerianvirtualibrary.com
MIT OPEN COURSEWARE: http://ocw.mit.edu/
Web of Science Master Journal List: ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl/
100 Time Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2010/03/100-time-saving-search-engines-for-serious-scholars/
ElectronicThesis/Dissertation http://www.thesis.patent-invent.com/ http://www.openthesis.org/
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