Extent of Digital Information Resources (DIRS) Usage by Undergraduates of Selected Higher Institutions in Delta and Edo States, Nigeria

  • Lucky U. Oghenetega
Keywords: Digital Information Resources, Uses, Undergraduates, Higher Institutions and Nigeria

Abstract

The article work was on the extent of digital information resources (DIRs) usage by undergraduates of selected higher institutions in Delta and Edo states, Nigeria. This study adopted descriptive survey research design. The study was conducted in Federal and State University Libraries in Delta and Edo states in the south- south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The Federal and State Universities in the zone are located in Abraka, Benin City, Ekpoma, and Ugbomro. The sample for the study comprised one thousand and eighty-eight hundred (1,088) users drawn from four universities. Purposive sampling technique was used to select two universities from Delta and Edo states respectively. Proportionate stratified sampling technique was used to select respondents from each of the federal and state university libraries used for the study. The instruments used for the collection of data was structured questionnaire and Thereafter the copies of the final version of the questionnaire were administered with the help of research assistant in each school to undergraduates of the library as at the time of administration. The data obtained for this study were analyzed and presented based on the research question and hypothesis that guided the study. Descriptive statistics was used to answer all the research questions and inferential statistics was used in testing the hypothesis. The research hypothesis was tested using Z- test method. Out of 1,088 questionnaires distributed, 972 was duly completed and returned. This shows 89.5% return rate. The researcher proffers solutions to the study.

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