AWARENESS OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES AND USE BY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN IGNATIUS AJURU UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, PORT HARCOURT

Emmanuel Okwu (PhD), Ijeoma Iheoma Madu

Abstract


The study investigated the awareness of electronic information resources and use by undergraduate students of library and information science in Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. Three specific objectives, three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey design with a population of 459 undergraduates of library and information science, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. A sample of 143 was drawn using stratified random sampling technique. Data was gathered using a questionnaire titled: Awareness of Electronic Information Resources and Use Questionnaire (AEIRUQ). The instrument was validated by two experts in Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. The instrument yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.921. Data collected for the study was analysed using simple percentages for demographic data, mean score, standard deviation for research questions and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient for hypotheses testing. The study revealed that there is a significant relationship between awareness of e-book, e-journals, e-theses, dissertation and their use by undergraduate students of Library and Information Science. It was therefore recommended that the library should take aggressive steps in creating awareness of electronic information resources of e-book, e-journals, e-theses, by leveraging the use of marketing and promotional tools including social media to enhance the use of electronic information resources of the university library.


Keywords


Awareness, electronic information resources, undergraduate students, library and information

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