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Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Use of Electronic in Formation Resources among University Stud

Library Herald Year : 2022, Volume : 60, Issue : 4 First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 14) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2022.00035.5

Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Use of Electronic in Formation Resources among University Students in Nigeria

Oloniruha1, Oladokun2, Kolawole3, Agboola4,6, Owolabi5 1Emmanuel Adeniyi, Confluence University of Science and TechnologyOsara, Kogi State, kingemmaa2000@gmail.com 2Bolaji David, Department of Library and Information, Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, Kogi State, bolaji.oladokun@yahoo.com 3M.O., Department of Library and Information Science, Adeseun Ogundoyin PolytechnicEruwaOyo State, moseskolawole15@gmail.com 4I.O, Nimbe Adedipe Library, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, agboolaio@funaab.edu.ng 6Alabi Olanike Adefunke University of Lagos, Lagos, oladesh@yahoo.com 5Kehinde Abayomi, Nimbe Adedipe Library, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, yomiowolabi2000@yahoo.com Abstract The study investigated the socio-demographic characteristics and use of electronic information resources among university students in Nigeria. The study employed a survey research method. Questionnaire was used as data collection instrument. The population of the study comprised 377 final year undergraduates from three (3) purposively selected universities in Nigeria. The findings of the study revealed that,the purpose of conducting research is the main reason for using the EIRs by the students while insufficient skill to retrieve needed information is the major challenge facing the use of EIRs. The study, recommended among others that, the need for the inclusion of computer trainings in the university curriculum. However, the study contributes to literature, policy, practice and provide fresh data on the influence of age and gender on the use of EIRs among undergraduate students. Keywords Electronic information resources, Gender, Age, Undergraduate students, Nigeria.

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