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Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

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Impact of electronic resources use on academic performance of Undergraduates in Nigeria

Olajide Olabode

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of usage of e-resources on the academic performance of the undergraduates of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, (FUOYE), Nigeria. This research is a survey. The population for this study includes the final year students of faculties of Social Science, Humanities and Science, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria, of the 2015/2016 academic session. 150 students were chosen by simple random sampling. The data collected were analyzed quantitatively with the use of Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Figures and tables were used to present the results of the findings. From the total of 150 copies of questionnaires distributed, 144 copies, representing 96%, were filled and returned. Results indicated that use of electronic resources had a positive impact on students’ academic performance. Based on the findings of this study, it is recommended that more emphasis should be laid on the acquisition of electronic resources so as to give room for wider and multiple access to information resources in order to meet the information needs of diverse users.

Keywords: e- resources, e-books, e-journals, academic performance, Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE)




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