Information Literacy Skills and Use of E-Resources by Final Year Students of Redeemers University, Nigeria

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Adeniran Pauline Oghenekaro ,

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Volume 7 - September 2018 (09)

Abstract

This survey research investigated the effects of information literacy skills on the use of electronic resources by final year students of Redeemer’s university.  The study examined the different demographic variables of the students, their level of awareness of the availability of e-resources in their library, level of information literacy, their ability to evaluate located information as well as their experience with the use of the resources.The study population comprised of 250 final year students of Redeemer’s university. A questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection. A total of two hundred and fifty (250) questionnaires was administered to the final year students who visited the library at the time of data collection, and a total of one hundred and thirty were returned and found suitable for analysis.  The data so collected were collated and analyzed through the use of simple percentage counts. The findings showed that the respondents’ information literacy skills level was high and they used e-resources extensively for academic purposes. The findings also revealed that the students encountered a network problem while using the e-resources. The conclusion was drawn, and recommendations were given.

Keywords

Information Literacy Skills, Use of E-Resources, Undergraduate Students, Academic performance

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