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Year 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, 46 - 57, 01.07.2022
https://doi.org/10.16918/jblu.1092738

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References

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  • Ajiboye, J. O., & Tella, A. (2007). University undergraduate students’ information seeking behaviour. Implications for quality in higher education in Africa. Turkish online Journal of Educational Technology, 6(1), 40-52.
  • Alegbeleye, O. G., Madukoma, E., & Sahabi, M. K. (2019). Electronic information resources use by undergraduate students of Kaduna State University, (KASU), Kaduna. Global Journal of Applied, Management and Social Sciences (GOJAMSS), 17(6), 172-181.
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  • Anyim, W. O. (2018). E-library resources and services: Improvement and innovation of access and retrieval for effective research activities in university e-libraries in Kogi State Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice. Available at: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/1647 (accessed 22 November 2021).
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  • Baro, E. E., & Endouware, B. (2011). Awareness and use of online information resources by medical students at Delta State University in Nigeria. Library Hi Tech News, 11-17.
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  • Collins, E., & Stone, G. (2014). Understanding patterns of library use among undergraduate students from different disciplines. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9(3), 51-67.
  • Daramola, C. F. (2016). Perception and utilization of electronic resources by undergraduate students: The case of the Federal University of Technology Library, Akure. American Journal of Educational Research, 4(5), 366-370.
  • Donkor, A. B. (2021). Transcending doors in library service provision. In: Holland B. (ed.), Handbook of research on knowledge and organization systems in Library and Information Science. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 176-195.
  • Eke, F. M., Haco-Obasi, F. C., & Edem, A. A. (2019). Information needs and seeking behavior of final year students of Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Library Philosophy and Practice. Available at: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/2294 (accessed 23 November 2021).
  • Ekere, Omekwu, & Nwoha (2016). Users’ perception of the facilities, resources and services of the MTN Digital Library at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Library Philosophy and Practice. Available at: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/1390 (accessed 23 November 2021).
  • Ferdows, J., & Ahmed, S. Z. (2015). An empirical investigation of information skills among undergraduate students at Dhaka University. Library Review, 64(4/5), 274–284.
  • Girakaduwa, S. (2019). Usage of electronic resources, services and challenges faced by the library users in University of the Visual and Performing Arts (UVPA), Sri Lanka. PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Science, 5(2), 34-43.
  • Hatlevik, O. E., Throndsen, I., Loi, M., et al. (2018). Students’ ICT self-efficacy and computer and information literacy: Determinants and relationships. Computers & Education, 118, 107–119.
  • Hayelom, T. (2014). Determinants of information resources and services use among students and instructors in selected federal ATVET colleges in Oromiya National Regional State, Ethiopia. Available at: https://www.globalscientificjournal.com/researchpaper/DETERMINANTS_OF_INFORMATION_RESOURCES_AND_SERVICES_USE_AMONG_STUDENTS_AND_INSTRUCTORS_IN_SELECTED_FEDERAL_ATVET_COLLEGES_IN_OROMIYA_NATIONAL_REGIONAL_STATE_ETHIOPIA.pdf (accessed 23 November 2021).
  • Howlader, A. I., & Islam, M. A. (2019). Information-seeking behaviour of undergraduate students: A developing country perspective. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 45(2), 140-156.
  • Jara, M., Clasing, P., González, C., et al. (2017). Patterns of library use by undergraduate students in a Chilean university. Libraries and the Academy, 17(3), 595–615.
  • Joo, S., & Choi, N. (2015). Factors affecting undergraduates’ selection of online library resources in academic tasks: Usefulness, ease-of-use, resource quality, and individual differences. Library Hi Tech, 33(2), 272–291.
  • Lindstrom, D. (2010). Schaum’s easy outline of statistics. 2nd ed. Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Madondo, T., Sithole, N., & Chisita, C. T. (2017). Use of electronic information resources by undergraduate students in the Faculty of Management and Administration at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe. Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, 2(2), 1-12.
  • Ndinoshiho, J. M. (2010). The use of electronic information services by undergraduate nursing students at the University of Namibia’s Northern Campus: A descriptive study. Information Development, 26(1), 57-65.
  • Okoh, M. I., & Ijiekhuamhen, O. P. (2014). Information seeking behaviour of undergraduates in a Nigerian university. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 5(2), 69-83.
  • Olatokun, W. M. (2009). Analysing socio-demographic differences in access and use of ICTs in Nigeria using the capability approach. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 6, 479-496.
  • Omosekejimi, A. F., Eghworo, O. R., & Ogo, E. P. (2015). Usage of electronic information resources (EIRs) by undergraduate students of Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun. Information and Knowledge Management, 5(4), 94-103.
  • Onwuchekwa, E. O., & Jegede, O. R. (2011). Information retrieval methods in libraries and information centers. An International Multidisciplinary Journal, 5(23), 27-35.
  • Oyadeyi, A. E. (2014). The information needs and information seeking behaviour among the students of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa. International Journal of Digital Library Services, 4(1), 65-82.
  • Quadri, G. O., Adetimirin, A. E., & Idowu, O. A. (2014). A study of availability and utilization of library and electronic resources by undergraduate students in private universities in Ogun State. International Journal of Library and Information Science, 6(3), 28-34.
  • Ruzegea, M., & Msonde, S. (2021). University students’ e-resource usage: Predictors, problems and practical implications. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 17(2), 104-119.
  • Sahabi, M. K., Askia, N. K., & Unobe, E. S. (2020). Use of electronic information resources by undergraduates of Ahmadu Bello University Library in Nigeria. International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review, 8(5), 118-126.
  • Salman, A. A., Ahmed, A. O., Raheem, R. O., et al. (2020). Availability, accessibility, and use of electronic information resources among undergraduate students in Fountain University Library, Osogbo. Journal of Library and Information Sciences, 8(1), 100-110.
  • Singh, K. P., Kumar, M., & Khanchandani, V. (2015). Information needs and information seeking behaviour of foreign students in University of Delhi: A survey. International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, 5(2), 25–43.
  • Singh, A. S., & Masuku, M. B. (2014). Sampling techniques & determination of sample size in applied statistics research: An overview. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, 2(11), 1-22.
  • Suresh, M., & Ravi, S. (2020). Online database use by science research scholars of Alagappa University, Karaikudi: A study. In: Thanuskodi S. (ed.), Handbook of research on digital content management and development in modern libraries. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 86-102.
  • Tilahun, E., & Natarajan, M. (2016). Information seeking behavior of undergraduate students of agriculture and veterinary medicine of Jimma University. International Research: Journal of Library & Information Science, 6(2), 349-366.
  • Toyo, O. D. (2017). Undergraduates’ information literacy skills and the use of electronic resources in Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. International Journal of Education and Evaluation, 3(1), 27-36.
  • Vellaichamy, A., & Jeyshankar, R. (2015). Impact of information and communication technology among the physical education students in Alagappa University, Tamilnadu. In: Thanuskodi, S. (ed.), Handbook of research on inventive digital tools for collection management and development in modern libraries. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 340-360.

Demographic Factors and Electronic Resources/Services Use: Evidence from Adeleke University

Year 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, 46 - 57, 01.07.2022
https://doi.org/10.16918/jblu.1092738

Abstract

Information behaviour studies indicate that undergraduates tend to use e-resources/services (ERS) as information sources. This study examines the influence of demographic factors on ERS use among undergraduates of Adeleke University in Nigeria. A field survey methodology was used for the study and 352 undergraduates from six academic faculties served as the respondents. Data were collected by the use of a questionnaire. The findings revealed that undergraduates used varying levels of ten categories of ERS predominantly for academic purposes. The results indicated by non-parametric tests demonstrated that the frequency levels of ERS use for academic information by undergraduates had no significant difference with student’s status (finalist and non-finalist) and gender. But, a statistical difference existed between frequency levels of ERS use for academic information, and age group and academic faculty. The study concluded that disciplinary-oriented ERS must be provided for undergraduates to address faculty information needs for disciplinary research.

References

  • Adedokun, T. O., & Fawole, O. (2018). Use of electronic information resources by undergraduates of National Open University of Nigeria in Ilorin Study Center. Journal of Applied Information Science and Technology, 11(1), 116-124.
  • Adeniran, P. (2013). Usage of electronic resources by undergraduates at the Redeemer’s University, Nigeria. International Journal of Library and Information Science, 5(10), 319-324.
  • Adeyalo, Y., & Ogunniyi, O. S. (2020). Information needs, seeking behaviour and use of undergraduates in two Nigerian universities. Library Philosophy and Practice. Available at: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/4037 (accessed 23 November 2021).
  • Agboola, I. O., & Bamigboye, O. B. (2011). Students' level of study and user of library resources in Nigerian universities: A comparative study. Library Philosophy and Practice. Available at: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/528 (accessed 23 November 2021).
  • Ajayi, S. A., Shorunke, O. A., & Aboyade, M. A. (2014). The influence of electronic resources use on students' reading culture in Nigerian universities: A case study of Adeleke University Ede, Osun State. Library Philosophy and Practice. Available at: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/1182 (accessed 21 November 2021).
  • Ajibola, S. G. (2019). The electronic library services and its patronage among undergraduates in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. International Journal of Library and Information Science Studies, 5(1), 41-54.
  • Ajiboye, J. O., & Tella, A. (2007). University undergraduate students’ information seeking behaviour. Implications for quality in higher education in Africa. Turkish online Journal of Educational Technology, 6(1), 40-52.
  • Alegbeleye, O. G., Madukoma, E., & Sahabi, M. K. (2019). Electronic information resources use by undergraduate students of Kaduna State University, (KASU), Kaduna. Global Journal of Applied, Management and Social Sciences (GOJAMSS), 17(6), 172-181.
  • Alhassan, J. A., & Macaulay, S. O. (2015). Availability and utilization of electronic resources by university students in Niger State, Nigeria. International Conference on 21st Century Education at HCT Dubai Men’s College, UAE November, 7(1), 10-19.
  • Ama-Abasi, R. D., & Undie, M. A. (2021). Students’ demographic variables as determinants of utilisation of information resources among undergraduates of universities in South-South Nigeria. IP Indian Journal of Library Science and Information Technology, 6(1), 33-39.
  • Ankrah, E., & Acheampong, E. K. (2017). Students’ use of electronic resources in University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana. Journal of Information Science, Systems and Technology, 1(2), 11-26.
  • Anyim, W. O. (2018). E-library resources and services: Improvement and innovation of access and retrieval for effective research activities in university e-libraries in Kogi State Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice. Available at: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/1647 (accessed 22 November 2021).
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  • Baro, E. E., & Endouware, B. (2011). Awareness and use of online information resources by medical students at Delta State University in Nigeria. Library Hi Tech News, 11-17.
  • Cohen, J. W. (1988). Statistical power analysis for the behavioral sciences. 2nd ed. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Collins, E., & Stone, G. (2014). Understanding patterns of library use among undergraduate students from different disciplines. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9(3), 51-67.
  • Daramola, C. F. (2016). Perception and utilization of electronic resources by undergraduate students: The case of the Federal University of Technology Library, Akure. American Journal of Educational Research, 4(5), 366-370.
  • Donkor, A. B. (2021). Transcending doors in library service provision. In: Holland B. (ed.), Handbook of research on knowledge and organization systems in Library and Information Science. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 176-195.
  • Eke, F. M., Haco-Obasi, F. C., & Edem, A. A. (2019). Information needs and seeking behavior of final year students of Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Library Philosophy and Practice. Available at: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/2294 (accessed 23 November 2021).
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  • Ferdows, J., & Ahmed, S. Z. (2015). An empirical investigation of information skills among undergraduate students at Dhaka University. Library Review, 64(4/5), 274–284.
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  • Hatlevik, O. E., Throndsen, I., Loi, M., et al. (2018). Students’ ICT self-efficacy and computer and information literacy: Determinants and relationships. Computers & Education, 118, 107–119.
  • Hayelom, T. (2014). Determinants of information resources and services use among students and instructors in selected federal ATVET colleges in Oromiya National Regional State, Ethiopia. Available at: https://www.globalscientificjournal.com/researchpaper/DETERMINANTS_OF_INFORMATION_RESOURCES_AND_SERVICES_USE_AMONG_STUDENTS_AND_INSTRUCTORS_IN_SELECTED_FEDERAL_ATVET_COLLEGES_IN_OROMIYA_NATIONAL_REGIONAL_STATE_ETHIOPIA.pdf (accessed 23 November 2021).
  • Howlader, A. I., & Islam, M. A. (2019). Information-seeking behaviour of undergraduate students: A developing country perspective. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 45(2), 140-156.
  • Jara, M., Clasing, P., González, C., et al. (2017). Patterns of library use by undergraduate students in a Chilean university. Libraries and the Academy, 17(3), 595–615.
  • Joo, S., & Choi, N. (2015). Factors affecting undergraduates’ selection of online library resources in academic tasks: Usefulness, ease-of-use, resource quality, and individual differences. Library Hi Tech, 33(2), 272–291.
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  • Ndinoshiho, J. M. (2010). The use of electronic information services by undergraduate nursing students at the University of Namibia’s Northern Campus: A descriptive study. Information Development, 26(1), 57-65.
  • Okoh, M. I., & Ijiekhuamhen, O. P. (2014). Information seeking behaviour of undergraduates in a Nigerian university. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 5(2), 69-83.
  • Olatokun, W. M. (2009). Analysing socio-demographic differences in access and use of ICTs in Nigeria using the capability approach. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 6, 479-496.
  • Omosekejimi, A. F., Eghworo, O. R., & Ogo, E. P. (2015). Usage of electronic information resources (EIRs) by undergraduate students of Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun. Information and Knowledge Management, 5(4), 94-103.
  • Onwuchekwa, E. O., & Jegede, O. R. (2011). Information retrieval methods in libraries and information centers. An International Multidisciplinary Journal, 5(23), 27-35.
  • Oyadeyi, A. E. (2014). The information needs and information seeking behaviour among the students of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa. International Journal of Digital Library Services, 4(1), 65-82.
  • Quadri, G. O., Adetimirin, A. E., & Idowu, O. A. (2014). A study of availability and utilization of library and electronic resources by undergraduate students in private universities in Ogun State. International Journal of Library and Information Science, 6(3), 28-34.
  • Ruzegea, M., & Msonde, S. (2021). University students’ e-resource usage: Predictors, problems and practical implications. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 17(2), 104-119.
  • Sahabi, M. K., Askia, N. K., & Unobe, E. S. (2020). Use of electronic information resources by undergraduates of Ahmadu Bello University Library in Nigeria. International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review, 8(5), 118-126.
  • Salman, A. A., Ahmed, A. O., Raheem, R. O., et al. (2020). Availability, accessibility, and use of electronic information resources among undergraduate students in Fountain University Library, Osogbo. Journal of Library and Information Sciences, 8(1), 100-110.
  • Singh, K. P., Kumar, M., & Khanchandani, V. (2015). Information needs and information seeking behaviour of foreign students in University of Delhi: A survey. International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, 5(2), 25–43.
  • Singh, A. S., & Masuku, M. B. (2014). Sampling techniques & determination of sample size in applied statistics research: An overview. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, 2(11), 1-22.
  • Suresh, M., & Ravi, S. (2020). Online database use by science research scholars of Alagappa University, Karaikudi: A study. In: Thanuskodi S. (ed.), Handbook of research on digital content management and development in modern libraries. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 86-102.
  • Tilahun, E., & Natarajan, M. (2016). Information seeking behavior of undergraduate students of agriculture and veterinary medicine of Jimma University. International Research: Journal of Library & Information Science, 6(2), 349-366.
  • Toyo, O. D. (2017). Undergraduates’ information literacy skills and the use of electronic resources in Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. International Journal of Education and Evaluation, 3(1), 27-36.
  • Vellaichamy, A., & Jeyshankar, R. (2015). Impact of information and communication technology among the physical education students in Alagappa University, Tamilnadu. In: Thanuskodi, S. (ed.), Handbook of research on inventive digital tools for collection management and development in modern libraries. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 340-360.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Information Science and Library Science
Journal Section Regular Papers
Authors

Bosede MAKİNDE This is me
Lagos State University College of Medicine Library
Nigeria


Saheed HAMZAT This is me
Adeleke University
Nigeria


Olayinka MAKİNDE> (Primary Author)
Adeleke University
0000-0003-2168-6470
Nigeria

Supporting Institution Nil
Project Number Nil
Early Pub Date July 1, 2022
Publication Date July 1, 2022
Published in Issue Year 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1

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APA Makinde, B. , Hamzat, S. & Makinde, O. (2022). Demographic Factors and Electronic Resources/Services Use: Evidence from Adeleke University . Journal of Balkan Libraries Union , 9 (1) , 46-57 . DOI: 10.16918/jblu.1092738