Welcome to Use of The Library Course (GSP 111). This is a 2-Unit first semester course for first year students especially. The lecture notes have been prepared jointly by all the lecturers handling this course. The lectures in this course are arranged in modules and each module is a topic on its own.

Please NOTE that this is just a lecture note. Therefore, ensure to REFER to your GSP 111 TEXT for a full version on this topic. It is necessary to take the learner’s quiz on the Moodle platform, to test your knowledge on each topic.

About the Course

Use of The Library and Study Skills is one of the added courses as directed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria, who saw the need for our students to have a better understanding of the library and how best to use it for optimal output.

Objectives of GSP 111

It is expected that at the end of the course, the student should be able to:

—  Provide overview of  libraries

—  Describe the Organizational set up of library

—  To expose students to the varieties of resources in the library  and their uses

—  Introduce users  to the fundamentals of reference sources

—  Introduce students to modern library technologies,  online resources and basic skills in Web Search

—  Introduce users to steps in writing term paper

—  Provide a guide to referencing styles and citation practices

—  Introduce the students  to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property rights