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Utilization of Web-Based Information Resources for Researchers in Nigerian Universities: A Case Study

D Ashaver, JN Ekere

Abstract


The study examined the extent of utilization of web-based information resources for researches in Nigerian universities. All the postgraduate students and lectures of three universities in the state who are registered library users formed the population of the study. Two research questions were raised for the study. Descriptive survey design was used for the study. The study made use of questionnaire, observation checklist and interview to collect data for the study. Mean and standard deviations were used to analyze data while responses from interview and observation were quantitatively analyzed. The findings revealed that respondents generally showed positive attitude towards use of web-based information resources. The implication of the findings implies that university libraries that provide such resources effectively will help to promote academic scholarship and research.

Key Words: Web-Based, Information, Researchers, Utilization, Universities




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