International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 228

Full Length Research Paper

Use of electronic resources by postgraduate students in University of Cape Coast

Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa
  • Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa
  • Barfi Kwaku Anhwere* and
  • Google Scholar
Barfi Kwaku Anhwere
  • Barfi Kwaku Anhwere
  • Barfi Kwaku Anhwere* and
  • Google Scholar
Agyapong Emmanuel Manu
  • Agyapong Emmanuel Manu
  • Barfi Kwaku Anhwere* and
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 03 March 2018
  •  Accepted: 25 July 2018
  •  Published: 28 February 2019


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