IMPACT OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES USE BY UNDERGRADUATES: EXPERIENCES FROM USMAN DANFODIO UNIVERSITY IN SOKOTO
Dr. Sahabi, Muhammad Kabir; Ezeudu, B . Ogochukwu & Aliyu Haidar Abubakar
The study evaluated the use of electronic information resources by undergraduates in Usman Danfodio Universty, Sokoto. The study adopted a survey design with a study population of 822(Student’s registration record provided in the reader’s services section of the university library). The sample size was 164 undergraduate students who registered with the university libraries between 2017-2019 academic sessions of Usman Danfodio Universty, Sokoto the sample was selected based on Wimmer and Dominick’s pomular. The researcher adopted simple random technique. Data was analyzed using the SPSS software, frequency distribution and percentages. The findings revealed that most of the undergraduates of Usman Danfodio Universty, Sokoto have low level of awareness of the importance and use of electronic information resources in the library. The study therefore recommended that the management of Usman Danfodio Universty library, Sokoto should ensure that EIRs with adequate information and communication technology tools are subscribed to regularly as this will encourage undergraduates to constantly engage in EIRs usage to improve their academic performance.