Awareness and use of electronic journals by postgraduates in two Federal Universities in South West, Nigeria

  • Oluwadamilola A. Johnson
Keywords: Electronic journal, Access, Use, Postgraduates, University,

Abstract

This study examined awareness and use of electronic journals by postgraduates of Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Random sampling technique was used to select postgraduates from four faculties (Arts, Science, Social Science and Education) from the aforementioned universities. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of 400 postgraduates. Frequencies and percentages were used for data analysis. Findings revealed that postgraduates were aware of electronic journals databases the library holds and they were
utilized mainly for research work. The study revealed that postgraduates were highly skilled in searching and retrieving of electronic journals but encountered some difficulties such as incessant power outage, slow internet connectivity and download delay among others. It was recommended
that a standby generating set should be provided to cushion the effect of erratic power supply and that user education/ training on a regular basis should be carried out in order to increase usage of electronic journals.

Keywords: Electronic journal, Access, Use, Postgraduates, University,

Published
2021-01-13
Section
Articles

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