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  • 1. Chapter 1 THE PROBLEM AND REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE Library is a place to go when you need to know, it is a place where you can see lots of books, written or printed materials that can support the curriculum of the users being served. The La Salle University Libraries and Media Centers aims to provide different formats to enhance classroom instruction, encourage research, and promote continuous education through the use of its resources. La Salle University Libraries and Media Center not only provides books but an also electronic resource which is the ProQuest. ProQuest is a gateway to the world’s knowledge that is from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all forms this include electronic and microform information products and services to different institutions. This takes the role of important to libraries and organizations whose mission is depending on the delivery of complete and trustworthy information. This known database contains extensive general reference resource providing access to many publications with more
  • 2. 2 than those in full text (Curtis, 2005). The advantage of having this kind of resources is that it is widely known and it is used by many institutions in the Philippines like De La Salle University, Ateneo, University of the Philippines, etc, and its proven useful in all kinds of needs. The database includes citations of graduate and undergraduate works ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Of the 2.3 million graduate works included in the database, ProQuest offers more than 1.9 million in full text formats. Of those, over 860,000 are available in PDF format. More than 60,000 dissertations and theses are added to the database each year. La Salle University-Ozamiz City subscribes this database because of the partnership with De La Salle Philippines (DLSP) and it gives only a minimal fee from the original fee of subscription which is P1,619,953.34. ProQuest can be accessed in campus and off-campus. For off-campus, the user makes it sure that there is an internet connection by searching the URL search.proquest.com and type the I.D. number and password and for in-campus there is no need for you to log-in since it was being programmed already to all computers inside the
  • 3. 3 campus. The users also can make his/her account for continuously reading the article and can save his/her time to access the information again. ProQuest can be accessed in integrated school and LSU Heritage campus. The library promotes the resources by posting it to the library bulletin board and electronic board, by posting the poster in the entrance of the library, by posting the URL in the front of the computer below the monitor, and the Library and Media Centers also conducted orientation on how to use the ProQuest. Therefore, the researchers would like to conduct a study to know whether the students are using or not using ProQuest, whether the students aware the availability of ProQuest,there frequency to the usage of proQuest, the reasons of using ProQuest and the barriers in using ProQuest. Review of Related Literature ProQuest connects people to information anywhere they study, work, invent or seek to learn. According on Reitz (2004), ProQuest is an information service that supply online indexing of articles published in thousands of current publication, including the full-text of a important number of titles. ProQuest in
  • 4. 4 one of the leading aggregators of journals accessible in electronic format relies on the widespread UMI microfilm collection to enlarge its digital back files. According to Scheeren (2010) (in De Seta, 2004) stated that e-journals in reality is the infinite mass of research publications that are available in the databases or in electronic format and more sources are available there. Some of these sources are for free subscription and others are fee-based. E-journals are being widely used in any aspect for a variety of purposes by all users, they are used for study, academic research, publishing articles/books, for their thesis, finding reliable information in the area of specialization, and completion of assignments and seminar or orientation presentations. ProQuest enormous information band, built through organization with content creators, finds the way through technological modernization that enables users to quickly find the right information and can access in a minimal time. According to Curtis (2005), if library serves a university community that is primarily undergraduates, many of them will be looking for articles in scholarly journals that are readable by non-specialist. They would be better
  • 5. 5 off in one of the general indexes like ProQuest research databases. The decision-making process for subscribing of electronic resources materials usually includes a determination of content, access, reliability, bias and how the information will support the needs of the library client and additional consideration is that the cost of the databases and the library's technical ability to support it. Electronic resources have given users the impression that they do not need a library or librarian since they can find full-text material on the internet, can do research from home or the office without even going to the library, and can access electronic tools from remote locations, Seveeney (2011)(in De Seta, 2004). By default, these are becoming preferred sources and often the only sources of user consults. This means that libraries have to develop some method of communication to support remote users and computer based instruction on their Web site to assist those users in using the library resources. They expect librarians to know about all the electronic resources the library has and to help the users to learn to use them quickly. They also expect faster service because the electronic atmosphere gives the impression of speed and infinite possibility.
  • 6. 6 Awareness Awareness means having knowledge of something is the state or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects, or sensory patterns. In this level of consciousness, sense data can be complete by an observer without necessarily implying understanding. Awareness is considered the main factor influencing the success of e-journals while the resources playing a key role in this area discovering systems and indexing and abstracting sources. But what is more precisely the user perception of easy access? As user studies have shown, it is associated to several aspects, such as service availability at any time and from any location, speed of information delivery, availability of user-friendly interfaces and technologies, support from the library, navigation functionalities, IT infrastructure, and authentication processes (Bishop, A.P., 1995; Harter, S.P. and Kim, H.J., 1996; McKnight, C., 1997) (in Woodward, H. et al., 1998) ProQuest a service or any publication intended to aware scholars, readers, customers, researchers, or employees to recently published literature in their fields of specialization; frequently available in academic
  • 7. 7 libraries serving organizations, companies and institutions in which access to current information is essential. Some online catalogs and bibliographic databases include a “preferred searches” option to allow the library user to archive search statements and re-execute them as needed (Reitz,2004). Uses The ProQuest supports researchers of every type— students at every level, faculty, information professionals, and researchers, varied information packaged digitally for enhanced discovery, sharing, learning and management. ProQuest is navigated through technological innovations that enable the different users to quickly find the suitable information that would satisfy the user needs. ProQuest is a largest aggregated database of periodical content which features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that drive successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader, that serves all types of libraries. The
  • 8. 8 database is updated multiple times a day and is marketed primarily towards libraries and academic institutions. Barriers One of the barriers in accessing e-resources is automatic electric shutdown which is unexpected thing to happen and also in dealing with different formats with different access and use modes just like PDF, HTML, etc. The literature of e-resources reports the following user-centered barriers to e-resources use: a lack of skills in how to use information sources, a lack of appropriate reward for electronic scholarly communication, a lack of consistent technical support and provision and a lack of time to be spent on searching for information (Tompsett and Alsop1997; Macias-Chapula 1995; Ray and Day 1998) (in Woodward, 1998). Borgman (1996)(in Woodward, 1998) concludes that use of online e-resources and retrieval systems requires a basic knowledge of computing and searching skills. The use of a computer as a medium for reading and interacting with course materials offers advantages such as efficient searching, convenient storage of large amounts of information, and navigation via hyperlinks that connect sections of text argues that the migration to the web of
  • 9. 9 content traditionally delivered by instructors in lecture format is helping shift the function served by brick and mortar classrooms from information delivery to collaboration and discussion. This paper contends that in resource where students have limited access to the Internet, the value of web content is evident when learning resources are downloaded and read offline. This means that students do not need to be online to read resources nor incur unnecessary printing. Theoretical Framework This study is anchored on the theory of Joe Reynolds (2001) which states that: "ProQuest is an essential resource for researchers. This rich electronic archive will bring the world situation complete history to life: from its first issue-a fourpage, rag-paper issue from the post- Civil War era-through the World Wars, the Cold War, the Watergate era, and into the 21st century. This is a privileged to bring this proprietary information to ProQuest users." According to De Seta (2004), as the standards-based education movement grows, teachers want more than ever to find and use the right instructional resources to address national, state and local educational standards. As a
  • 10. 10 leading content supplier, one of ProQuest’s most significant roles is to supply mentor with the tools, properties and resources to achieve that goal." In addition to the studies conducted by De Seta (2004) is that other supplier offer standards-based searching merely for limited content position, with standing alignment to standard. ProQuest is the first collective database provider to offer the service with active searching crossways content and every current condition and national knowledge standard. In a whole, eLibrary will consent educators to search by standards crossways more than 50 million documents and above. Statement of the problem This study was conducted to determine the use, awareness, frequency, reasons and barriers of ProQuest to the college students of La Salle University, Ozamiz City, School Year 2013-2014. Specifically, it attempts to answer the following questions: 1. How many LSU students use the ProQuest? 2. How the LSU students are made aware of the availability of the ProQuest? 3. What is the frequency of the respondents’ usage of
  • 11. 11 the ProQuest? 4. What are the reasons LSU students uses ProQuest? 5. What are the students’ barriers in using ProQuest? Significance of the study This research endeavors to be of value to the following groups of people: Administrators. The result of the study will help them to realize that ProQuest being subscribed by the school are adherently utilized by the students. Faculty. The result of this study will help them realize the importance of ProQuest in the academic needs of their students and to support their teaching methods with information from the e-journals. Librarians/ Information Specialist. Findings obtained from this study will really give big impact to Librarians since they are the consultant of information and through by it, they can measure the strength and weaknesses of the database that being subscribed by the school. Alumni. This study will be beneficial to the alumni as they can also access the database being subscribed by the school to support their profession in life. Students. The students of LSU- Ozamiz City, will highly benefit from this study, since they are the reasons
  • 12. 12 why the school subscribed this database that could help them in their academic needs and they may used the scholarly reliable e-journals coming from the prominent authors around the world. Researchers. The researchers may find out the ease of finding information by using the ProQuest the online database that contains thesis and dissertations for stronger references. Scope and Limitations The study was conducted to the college students of seven different colleges and one school in La Salle University- Ozamiz City during the second semester of school year 2013-2014, namely: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Business (CBE), College of Computer Studies (CCS), College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA), College of Accountancy (COA), College of Nursing (CON), College of Teachers Education (CTE) and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). Chapter 2 METHOD
  • 13. 13 This chapter presents the research design, research locale/setting, respondents, research instrument, data gathering procedures, and statistical treatment. Research Design This study used descriptive method. The study is primarily concerned with describing, analyzing and interpreting data concerning the awareness, use, reasons and barriers of ProQuest among LSU college students. Research Locale/Setting This study was conducted in La Salle University, formerly known as Immaculate Conception College (ICC), was founded in the year 1929 under the administration of the Jesuit Priests. In 1935, the Society of St. Columban took over the administration. In the college unit of La Salle University – Ozamiz City with seven different colleges and one school, namely: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Business (CBE), College of Computer Studies (CCS), College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA), College of Accountancy (COA), College of Nursing (CON), College of Teachers Education (CTE) and School of Tourism
  • 14. 14 and Hospitality Management (STHM). The Libraries and Media Centers of La Salle University aims to offer instructional resources with outstanding library services and more than sufficient learning to maintain the academic programs of the institution and now the Libraries and Media Centers of La Salle University is subscribing to the most practical and helpful source of information in electronic format which is the ProQuest that can help students, teachers, staff, administrators, alumni and others to support their academic needs in their different fields. Respondents of the study The researchers used the sample size calculator in getting the respondents of the study. The respondents of this study were the students who enrolled in La Salle University- Ozamiz City during the second semester of school year 2013-2014. The respondents were randomly selected from the seven different colleges and one School of La Salle University. The total number of randomly selected respondents is 505.
  • 15. 15 The respondents of this study are being shown below. Table 1. Distribution of Respondents Respondents Population Sample Size CAS 384 61 CBE 715 113 CCS 220 35 CEA 353 56 COA 327 52 CON 108 17 CTE 653 104 STHM 425 67 TOTAL 3,185 505 Table 1 shows the number of enrollees in La Salle University- Ozamiz City during the second semester of school year 2013-2014 from seven different colleges and one School is 3,185. The students who were chosen as respondents of the study were 505 out of 3,185. The researchers distributed the questionnaire inside the campus. Out of three hundred eighty- four (384) population of College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) sixty one (61) were randomly selected as respondents; out of seven hundred fifteen (715) population of College of Business (CBE) one hundred thirteen (113) were randomly selected as
  • 16. 16 respondents, out of two hundred twenty ( 220) population of College of Computer Studies (CCS) thirty five (35) were randomly selected as respondents, out of three hundred fifty-three ( 353) population of College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) fifty-six (56) were randomly selected as respondents, out of three hundred twenty-seven (327) population of College of Accountancy (COA) fifty-two (52) were randomly selected as respondents, out of one hundred eight (108) population of College of Nursing (CON) seventeen (17) were randomly selected as respondents, out of six hundred fifty-three (653) population of College of Teachers Education (CTE) one hundred four (104) were randomly selected as respondents and out of four hundred twenty-five (425) population of School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) sixty-seven (67) were randomly selected as respondents. Instruments The study used the questionnaire that was adapted from the study entitled “A Study on the Use of Electronic Journals among the Academic Staff of Monash Univesity Malaysia” by Nor Zaina Zaharah Binti Haji Mohamad Ariff a researcher from Monah University Malaysia. Items from her questionnaire were selected for this study and were
  • 17. 17 modified and organized together so that they can be suited to the study. The questionnaire was divided into five (5) parts, namely: Part I, the use of ProQuest to the respondents; Part II contains the questions about the awareness on the availability of ProQuest; Part III contains the questions about the frequency of the respondents’ usage of ProQuest; Part IV contains the questions about the reasons of using ProQuest; Part V contains questions about the barriers of using ProQuest. The comment portion in the questionnaire was provided to get their suggestions. Data Gathering Procedure Prior to the administration of the research instrument, a letter requesting the permission to conduct the survey for the study entitled “The Use of ProQuest among LSU Students” was made. The letter was addressed to the Dean of seven different colleges and one school, namely: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Business (CBE), College of Computer Studies (CCS), College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA), College of Accountancy (COA), College of Nursing (CON), College of Teachers Education (CTE) and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM).
  • 18. 18 After the permission was granted, the researchers conducted the survey to the target respondents. Responses to the different items of the respondents were collated, tabulated, analyzed and interpreted. Treatment of Data The researchers collected the questionnaires from the respondents. The data were collated, tabulated, analyzed and interpreted. After collecting the questionnaires, the results were tabulated. In analyzing the data, the descriptive statistics was used. In order to interpret the data accurately, the study used the Frequency and Percentage distribution and Weighted mean, specifically in Part IV. The Scoring Range behavior was used in getting a definite interpretation of the weighted mean specifically in Part V. Mean Range Verbal Interpretation 4.21-5.00 Major Barrier 3.41-4.20 Minor Barriers 2.61-3.40 Barriers 1.81-2.60 Not a Barrier 1.00-1.80 No opinion /
  • 19. 19 N/A Chapter 3 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION This chapter presents, analyzes and interprets data drawn from the conduct of the study. These were done in the manner the problems are presented in the first chapter. Table 2 Distribution of number of students who use ProQuest Description No. of Respondents Percentage YES 281 77% NO 83 23% TOTAL 364 100% The Table 2 shown that 364 respondents out of 505 are
  • 20. 20 aware of ProQuest and out of 364 respondents’ only 281 uses the ProQuest. It claims that they are aware of ProQuest and it proves that the school has subscribed to ProQuest. This means that the school has made efforts for students to know that they can use ProQuest in school. As presented in Table 2 that 77% of the respondents are answered YES that they used ProQuest. It shows that they are really using it for their further studies and made the database being useful in any terms. Romanis and Aarnio (2006) (in Anaraki, 2013) supported that the use of electronic resources differed among students. Information-searching skills are correlated with the use of electronic resources, but the level of basic skills does with the use of electronic resources, but the level of basic skills does play a major role in using these resources. The student data shows that adequate training in information-searching skills will increase the use of electronic information resources. Table 3 Sources of Respondents’ Awareness on ProQuest Availability
  • 21. 21 As shown in Table 3 that respondents made aware of the ProQuest availability through the use of the bulletin board which is rank as number 1 and the respondents least aware of Proquest through browsing the internet. The University library bulletin board should be updated, attractive, and informative because as what shown above that the library really gives big impact to the user’s awareness of ProQuest. Table 4 Frequency on the Respondents’ Usage of the ProQuest Description No. of Students Percentage A. Daily (2-3 times) 3 1% B. Weekly (4-7 times) 30 11% Description No. of Respondents Rank a) From the bulletin board 189 1st b) LSU Library Brochure/ Leaflets/ Guide 168 2nd c) From the classmate 133 3rd d) From the Lecturers 64 5th e) LSU Library Website 73 4th f) Browsing through Internet 6 6th
  • 22. 22 C. Monthly (8-10 times) 85 30% D.Occasionally (11-15 times or above) 136 58% TOTAL 281 100% As shown in Table 4, it claims that the highest percentage which is 58% of the respondents occasionally use the ProQuest, because the respondents use ProQuest when they have assignments, reports, research occasionally or 11 to 15 times they used and the least percentage of respondents usage of ProQuest is Daily which has 1 %, that they use ProQuest two to three times a day. Table 5 Respondents' Reasons of Using ProQuest Description YES Rank NO Rank a. Research 281 1st 0 5th b. Preparation for reports 264 3rd 17 3rd c. Preparation for assignments 262 4th 19 2nd d. Professional development 159 5th 122 1st e. Recommend ideas and has a most reliable sources and prominent authors 278 2nd 3 4th
  • 23. 23 As shown in Table 5 that research is the main reason of the respondents in using ProQuest which is ranks first and the least reason on using ProQuest is Professional development which is ranks fifth. As supported by Klausner (2011), that ProQuest information and learning is a world leader in collecting, organizing, and publishing information worldwide for researchers, faculty and students in libraries and school and he said that “we will provide our customers with the most accurate, complete and current information about their e-journal holdings for their research needs and others”. Table 6 Respondents’ Perceived Barriers in Using ProQuest Description Range Verbal Interpretation a. Printing charges for electronic articles when using campus computer labs, libraries or departmental services. 4.16 Minor Barrier b. Dealing with several different formats (PDF, HTML, etc.) with different access and use modes. 4.20 Minor Barrier c. Reading e-journals on the computer screen. 4.16 Minor Barrier
  • 24. 24 d. Moving between parts of an electronic article (for instance from text to graphics, to references). 4.18 Minor Barrier e. Highlighting sections or making marginal notes in electronic articles. 4.19 Minor Barrier f. Printing graphics from electronic articles at a quality suitable for research. 4.18 Minor Barrier g. Accurately reproducing color illustrations from electronic articles. 3.60 Minor Barrier h. Working with distinctive features of articles such as maps, illustrations or non-roman characters included in the electronic version. 4.10 Minor Barrier TOTAL 4.10 Minor Barrier The Table 5 shows that 4.10 is the total range of barriers in using ProQuest. It proves that the following indicators are minor barriers of using ProQuest. The highest mean of the respondents perceived barriers in using ProQuest is dealing with several different formats (PDF, HTML, etc.) with different access and use modes which has 4.20 range and it is minor barrier and accurately reproducing color illustrations from electronic articles has the lowest mean of 3.60 which is minor barrier. According to Bishop (1995), it is associated to several aspects, such as availability at any time and from any location, speed of information delivery, availability of user-friendly interfaces and technologies, support from
  • 25. 25 the library, navigation functionalities, IT infrastructures and authentication processer. Based on a survey on ARL and non-ARL libraries, Shemberg and Grossman (1999) (in Bishop, 1995) identify the following methods available to users for accessing e- articles such a searching an electronic index, finding a citation and being linked to the full text, searching an electronic index, finding a citation and searching the library’s OPAC, searching an e-journal web page. Chapter 4 SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS This chapter presents the summary, conclusions and recommendations of the study.
  • 26. 26 Summary This study aimed at finding out the use of ProQuest among LSU students. This study was conducted in La Salle University - Ozamiz City with 505 respondents coming from the seven colleges and one school. The descriptive method of research particularly survey type was used. The researchers used the calculation size method in getting the respondents of the study. The data gathered were analyzed and the findings are presented based on problem stated in the first chapter. 1. 281 respondents uses ProQuest out of 364 respondents aware of it. 2. Bulletin board ranks first (189 responses) that made the respondents aware of the availability of ProQuest. 3. The respondents are occasionally using the ProQuest which has 58%. 4. Research is the main reason of using ProQuest and it is ranks first and has 281 responses which are 100% from the respondents.
  • 27. 27 5. Dealing with several different formats (PDF, HTML, etc.) with different access and use modes has the highest mean and it is minor barrier. Conclusion Based on the findings presented on this study, the researchers conclude that the use of ProQuest among LSU students must be implemented and promoted because ProQuest is very important for all students in finding reliable information connection to the subject interest in their researches and in order to make used all the electronic resources that the school purchases. Recommendations In the light of the result of the study, the following recommendations are set into views. 1. The libraries of La Salle University must inform everyone about ProQuest by having a formal orientation on its functions and uses. 2. The libraries of La Salle University must publish newsletters to every student of LSU. 3. The libraries of La Salle University must establish partnership with Tingog in marketing the library resources, especially about
  • 28. 28 ProQuest. 4. The libraries of La Salle University must add and improve the number of resources that support ProQuest. 5. The libraries of La Salle University must promote the use of electronic resources. 6. The availability of the library resources that supports ProQuest must be visible and more convenient to the students of La Salle University. REFERENCES
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  • 31. 31 Appendix A.1 Letter of Request La Salle University La Salle St. Brgy. Aquada, Ozamiz City 7200 March 3, 2014 DR. ELSIE L. DAJAO Dean, CAS La Salle University Ozamiz City Dear Dr. Dajao: Greetings of peace! The undersigned are currently writing their thesis entitled "THE USE OF PROQUEST AMONG LSU STUDENTS” at La Salle University - Ozamiz City. In this connection, may we ask you permission to conduct a survey and to administer our questionnaire to your students. Your favorable approval on this request is highly appreciated. Thank you very much and more power to you! Very truly yours, PAMELA JANE M. PACATAN MARIA ELENA S. VILLANUEVA BLIS Student BLIS Student Noted: MONALIZA C. MUGOT, MSLIS Research Adviser Approved: DR. ELSIE L. DAJAO Dean, CAS
  • 32. 32 Appendix A.2 Letter of Request La Salle University La Salle St. Brgy. Aquada, Ozamiz City 7200 March 3, 2014 MS. DARYL QUINCO Dean, CBE La Salle University Ozamiz City Dear Mrs. Quinco: Greetings of peace! The undersigned are currently writing their thesis entitled "THE USE OF PROQUEST AMONG LSU STUDENTS” at La Salle University - Ozamiz City. In this connection, may we ask you permission to conduct a survey and to administer our questionnaire to your students. Your favorable approval on this request is highly appreciated. Thank you very much and more power to you! Very truly yours, PAMELA JANE M. PACATAN MARIA ELENA S. VILLANUEVA BLIS Student BLIS Student Noted: MONALIZA C. MUGOT, MSLIS Research Adviser Recommending Approval: Approved: DR. ELSIE L. DAJAO MS. DARYL QUINCO Dean, CAS Dean, CBE
  • 33. 33 Appendix A.3 Letter of Request La Salle University La Salle St. Brgy. Aquada, Ozamiz City 7200 March 3, 2014 MS. LESLYN REAZOL Dean, CCS La Salle University Ozamiz City Dear Mrs. Reazol: Greetings of peace! The undersigned are currently writing their thesis entitled "THE USE OF PROQUEST AMONG LSU STUDENTS” at La Salle University - Ozamiz City. In this connection, may we ask you permission to conduct a survey and to administer our questionnaire to your students. Your favorable approval on this request is highly appreciated. Thank you very much and more power to you! Very truly yours, PAMELA JANE M. PACATAN MARIA ELENA S. VILLANUEVA BLIS Student BLIS Student Noted: MONALIZA C. MUGOT, MLSLIS Research Adviser Recommending Approval: Approved: DR. ELSIE L. DAJAO MS. LESLYN REAZOL Dean, CAS Dean, CCS
  • 34. 34 Appendix A.4 Letter of Request La Salle University La Salle St. Brgy. Aquada, Ozamiz City 7200 March 3, 2014 ENGR. GRACE DOLLOSO Dean, CEA La Salle University Ozamiz City Dear Engr. Dolloso: Greetings of peace! The undersigned are currently writing their thesis entitled "THE USE OF PROQUEST AMONG LSU STUDENTS” at La Salle University - Ozamiz City. In this connection, may we ask you permission to conduct a survey and to administer our questionnaire to your students. Your favorable approval on this request is highly appreciated. Thank you very much and more power to you! Very truly yours, PAMELA JANE M. PACATAN MARIA ELENA S. VILLANUEVA BLIS Student BLIS Student Noted: MONALIZA C. MUGOT, MLSLIS Research Adviser Recommending Approval: Approved: DR. ELSIE L. DAJAO ENGR. GRACE DOLLOSO
  • 35. 35 Dean, CAS Dean, CEA Appendix A.5 Letter of Request La Salle University La Salle St. Brgy. Aquada, Ozamiz City 7200 March 3, 2014 MR. RAYMOND DOLOR Dean, COA La Salle University Ozamiz City Dear Mr. Dolor: Greetings of peace! The undersigned are currently writing their thesis entitled "THE USE OF PROQUEST AMONG LSU STUDENTS” at La Salle University - Ozamiz City. In this connection, may we ask you permission to conduct a survey and to administer our questionnaire to your students. Your favorable approval on this request is highly appreciated. Thank you very much and more power to you! Very truly yours, PAMELA JANE M. PACATAN MARIA ELENA S. VILLANUEVA BLIS Student BLIS Student Noted: MONALIZA C. MUGOT, MLSLIS Research Adviser Recommending Approval: Approved: DR. ELSIE L. DAJAO MR. RAYMOND DOLOR Dean, CAS Dean, COA
  • 36. 36 Appendix A.6 Letter of Request La Salle University La Salle St. Brgy. Aquada, Ozamiz City 7200 March 3, 2014 MS. LORELLA CABILI Dean, CON La Salle University Ozamiz City Dear Ms. Cabili: Greetings of peace! The undersigned are currently writing their thesis entitled "THE USE OF PROQUEST AMONG LSU STUDENTS” at La Salle University - Ozamiz City. In this connection, may we ask you permission to conduct a survey and to administer our questionnaire to your students. Your favorable approval on this request is highly appreciated. Thank you very much and more power to you! Very truly yours, PAMELA JANE M. PACATAN MARIA ELENA S. VILLANUEVA BLIS Student BLIS Student Noted: MONALIZA C. MUGOT, MLSLIS Research Adviser Recommending Approval: Approved: DR. ELSIE L. DAJAO MS. LORELLA CABILI
  • 37. 37 Dean, CAS Dean, CON Appendix A.7 Letter of Request La Salle University La Salle St. Brgy. Aquada, Ozamiz City 7200 March 3, 2014 DR. EMMA SUANA Dean, CTE La Salle University Ozamiz City Dear Dr. Suana: Greetings of peace! The undersigned are currently writing their thesis entitled "THE USE OF PROQUEST AMONG LSU STUDENTS” at La Salle University - Ozamiz City. In this connection, may we ask you permission to conduct a survey and to administer our questionnaire to your students. Your favorable approval on this request is highly appreciated. Thank you very much and more power to you! Very truly yours, PAMELA JANE M. PACATAN MARIA ELENA S. VILLANUEVA BLIS Student BLIS Student Noted: MONALIZA C. MUGOT, MLSLIS Research Adviser Recommending Approval: Approved:
  • 38. 38 DR. ELSIE L. DAJAO DR. EMMA SUANA Dean, CAS Dean, CTE Appendix A.8 Letter of Request La Salle University La Salle St. Brgy. Aquada, Ozamiz City 7200 March 3, 2014 MS. JOY PETRONA ALNGOHURO Dean, STHM La Salle University Ozamiz City Dear Ms. Alngohuro: Greetings of peace! The undersigned are currently writing their thesis entitled "THE USE OF PROQUEST AMONG LSU STUDENTS” at La Salle University - Ozamiz City. In this connection, may we ask you permission to conduct a survey and to administer our questionnaire to your students. Your favorable approval on this request is highly appreciated. Thank you very much and more power to you! Very truly yours, PAMELA JANE M. PACATAN MARIA ELENA S. VILLANUEVA BLIS Student BLIS Student Noted: MONALIZA C. MUGOT, MLSLIS Research Adviser Recommending Approval: Approved:
  • 39. 39 DR. ELSIE L. DAJAO MS. JOY PETRONA ALNGOHURO Dean, CAS Dean, STHM Appendix B Survey Questionnaire Dear Respondents: Greetings! The undersigned are presently conducting a research study titled “The Use of ProQuest among LSU Students”. This will help the BLIS department to identify the Awareness, Usage and Barriers of using ProQuest and to investigate the potential use of the ProQuest among LSU Students. In this regard, we would be delighted if you can spare a few minutes of your time in answering these questionnaire. Rest assured that your answer will be kept confidential and will be used only as intended. Thank you very much! Pamela Jane M. Pacatan Maria Elena S. Villanueva Researcher Researcher I. Demographic Profile
  • 40. 40 Name (Optional):_________________________________________ College: Instructions: Please indicate your level of Awareness, Use, Reasons and Barriers of using of ProQuest in the items provided below by checking the boxes which corresponds to your answer. Part I. LSU Students Use of ProQuest. 1. Are you aware of the ProQuest available on the Internet? If no, pass the questionnaire to the researcher. 2. Do you use ProQuest? Part II.Awareness of the Availability of ProQuest. 3 . How were you made aware of the availability of ProQuest on the Internet? (You may check more than one answer) CAS CBE CCS CEA COA CON CTE STHM Yes No Yes No a.From the Lecturers b.From the bulletin board c.From the classmate d.LSU Library Leaflet /Guide e.LSU Library Website f. Browsing through Internet g. Others please specify ____________.
  • 41. 41 Part III. Frequency of using ProQuest. 4. How often do you use ProQuest? a.Daily b.Monthly c.Weekly d.Occasionally Part IV. Reasons of using ProQuest. 5. Please indicate your reasons of using ProQuest? Part V. Barriers in using ProQuest. 6. Please indicate to what extent you have found the following barriers to your use of ProQuest. 5- major barrier 4- minor barrier 3-barrier 2-not a barrier 1- no opinion N/A Reasons YES NO a. Research B. Preparation for reports C. Preparing for assignments D. Professional development E. Recommend ideas and has a most reliable sources and prominent authors
  • 42. 42 Comments/Suggestions ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ _________________________ The Authors 5 4 3 2 1 a. Printing charges for electronic articles when using campus computer labs, libraries or departmental services. b. Dealing with several different formats (PDF, HTML, etc.) with different access and use modes. c. Reading e-journals on the computer screen. d. Moving between parts of an electronic article (for instance from text to graphics, to references). e. Highlighting sections or making marginal notes in electronic articles. f. Printing graphics from electronic articles at a quality suitable for research. g. Accurately reproducing color illustrations from electronic articles. h. Working with distinctive features of articles such as maps, illustrations or non-roman characters included in the electronic version.
  • 43. 43 PERSONAL INFORMATION Name: Pamela Jane M. Pacatan Date of birth: July 9, 1993 Birthplace: MHARS General Hospital Status: Single Home Address: Poblacion 4, Clarin Misamis Occidental Contact No: 09066230215 Email Address: pamjane8@gmail.com ACADEMIC BACKGROUND Tertiary Where: La Salle University Address: La Salle St., Brg. Aguada, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental Course: Bachelor of Library and Information Science Year: March 2014 Secondary Where: Holy Child High School Year: March 2010 Address: Poblacion 2, Clarin Misamis Occidental Elementary Where: Clarin Central School Year: March 2006 Address: Poblacion 3, Clarin Misamis Occidental
  • 44. 44 WORK EXPERIENCE Where: St. Mary’s Theologate (DOPIM Chapter) Gango, Ozamiz City Special Library On-the-Job Trainee from August to October 2013 Where: Ozamiz City Public Library Lam-an, Ozamiz City Public Library On-the-Job Trainee on June to August 2013 Where: La Salle Green Hills Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City School Library On-the-Job Trainee on May 1 to May 18, 2013 Where: De La Salle University Taft Avenue, Manila Academic Library On the Job Trainee on April 18 – April 29, 2013
  • 45. 45 PERSONAL INFORMATION Name: Maria Elena Subrian Villanueva Date of birth: May 29, 1994 Birthplace: MHARS General Hospital Status: Single Home Address: Poblacion 1, Clarin Misamis Occidental Contact No: 09358266231 Email Address: mariaelenavillanueva82@gmail.com ACADEMIC BACKGROUND Tertiary Where: La Salle University Address: La Salle St., Brg. Aguada, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental Course: Bachelor of Library and Information Science Year: March 2014
  • 46. 46 Secondary Where: Holy Child High School Year: March 2010 Address: Poblacion 2, Clarin Misamis Occidental Elementary Where: Antero Uy Roa Memorial Elementary School Year: March 2006 Address: Poblacion 1, Clarin Misamis Occidental WORK EXPERIENCE Where: St. Mary’s Theologate (DOPIM Chapter) Gango, Ozamiz City Special Library On-the-Job Trainee from August to October 2013 Where: Ozamiz City Public Library Lam-an, Ozamiz City Public Library On-the-Job Trainee on June to August 2013 Where: La Salle Green Hills Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City School Library On-the-Job Trainee on May 1 to May 18, 2013 Where: De La Salle University Taft Avenue, Manila Academic Library On the Job Trainee on April 18 – April 29, 2013