Information literacy skills and accessibility of databases among undergraduate students of Umaru Musa Yar’adua university, Katsina

  • Mohammad Tukur Lawal
  • Bilkisu Lawal
Keywords: Accessibility, Databases, Undergraduates, Students, In formation, Literacy, Skills

Abstract

Previous researches on the accessibility of Databases by Undergraduate Students of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU) have found out that there was low level of accessibility of library databases. This paper investigates the further factors of the accessibility of databases among Undergraduate Students of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University The hypothesis tested where rejected mean that the relationshi p is strong and positive. This study was carried out among two hundred Undergraduate Students of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection among Undergraduate Students while data was analyzed by frequency, ch art and bar chart. Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) was used to test the hypothesis, one of the findings of the study was that information awareness on the accessibility of databases among Undergraduate Students was inadequate and this affects the accessibility of databases. This paper discusses the need to increase awareness on databases subscribed to by Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Library. There is need to increase the internet facilities on faculties library in order to facilitate the accessi bility of databases among Undergraduate Students and the entire library users. It is believed that awareness; accessibility will increase the use of databases subscribed to by the library. The paper recommends regular training of academic staff on updating their knowledge of the many sources, and access to databases from the University library. The University also needs to improve on the provision of internet facilities on faculty’s library.

Keywords: Accessibility, Databases, Undergraduates, Students, In formation, Literacy, Skills

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