Effects of Library Services on the Achievement of Students

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THE EFFECT OF USING THE LIBRARY SERVICES ON
THE ACHIEVEMENT OF GENERAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS

A Research Paper Presented To
The Faculty of English Department

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
in English 254 - Technical Writing
In General Engineering Department

By
Gutierrez, Jerome G.
Laqui, Niño B.
Hernandez Peter, John L.
Fajardo, Marc Quinn M.
Malaluan, Geric

March 2013
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SHEET

We would like to acknowledge and extend our heartfelt gratitude to the following persons who have made the completion of this research work a reality:   *To our Instructress Mrs .Helen dela Guardia, subject adviser for her kindness, generosity,   support and guidance to the researchers throughout the making of this study.   * To Mr. Marc Balandra for lending us his room as our research venue.   * To Mr. Greg Terrones Mueco an English teacher of Bayorbor National High School for the help he had given to the researchers especially for the information that were needed in the study.   *         Our loving parents, for their moral and financial support, for the love and inspiration they have given us to pursue our study.   * Our friends, for the support and assistance they shared with us during the course of our study. And lastly, to our Almighty God who has given us the strength, faith, guidance, knowledge and for making us strong in times of difficulties.

THE EFFECT OF USING THE LIBRARY SERVICES
ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF GENERAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS

Abstract
The school library has long been considered a very essential tool in improving the academic capabilities of students. Many researchers have already proven this point. However, with the advent of modern technology particularly the Internet, the researchers would still like to prove if the library is still as beneficial to students as it was before. This research study seeks to determine the effects of using the library services on the achievement of General Engineering students of Batangas State University (BSU) – Main I. It aims to find whether the frequency of students use of the school library will have a bearing on their academic performance Furthermore, this study also aims to determine the kind of library materials being used by the General Engineering students of BSU. This research uses the Experimental and Control groups design to determine if there is a significant difference on the mean achievement of those students who use the library services and those who do not. The respondents of the study are the 30 General Engineering students of BSU-Main Campus I who were divided into two groups with 15 members each for the experimental and control. The results of the study showed that the mean grade of students who use the library services are significantly higher than those who do not use the library. It was also found out that most GE students use books, encyclopedia and periodicals in the library. It is therefore concluded that the use of the school library has a positive effect on the achievement of General Engineering students and that library services are still very beneficial to students. Chapter 1:

Introduction
A library is an organized collection of information resources made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library's collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, prints, documents, microform, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audio books, databases, and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items. A library is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual. Public and institutional collections and services may be intended for use by people who choose not to — or cannot afford to — purchase an extensive...
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