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Electronic resources access and usage among the postgraduates of a Nigerian University of Technology

Adefunke Sarah Ebijuwa

Abstract


This study investigated electronic resources access and usage among the postgraduates of a Nigerian University of Technology. The Taro Yamane’s sample size formula was used to determine sample size of 276 respondents from the total population of the study and systematic random sampling was used to select the respondents across the faculties and levels of study. The data collected were analysed and interpreted, using descriptive statistics of mean, standard deviation, frequency, percentage and weighted mean score while the hypothesis was tested with simple regression analysis at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the analysis showed that the level of use of eresources among postgraduates in Olusegun Oke library, Lautech, Nigeria was low. Findings also revealed that postgraduates are able to access e-resources at a high extent through the library OPAC homepage. Consequently, the analysis confirmed that the postgraduates use e-resources for different purposes. The challenges faced by postgraduates in using e-resources include takes too much time to find, e-resources are not always accessible, lack of supporting structures (connection, downloading, printing limits) and too many resources. Significant relationship exists between e-resources access characteristics and frequency of use of e-resources. Recommendation for improvement were stated.

Keywords: Electronic, Resources, Access, Use, Postgraduat, Students, University, Technology, Nigeria


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