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Ahmad, M. & Panda, K.C. (2013). Awareness and use of electronic information resources by the faculty members of Indian institutes in Dubai international academic city (diac): A survey. International Research Journal of Computer Science and Information Systems (IRJCSIS) 2(1), 8-17. Retrieved from:

Akpojotor, L.O. (2016). Awareness and usage of electronic information resources among postgraduate students of library and information science in Southern Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). Retrieved from:

Amidu, G. & Akolo, S.D. (2015). Availability and use of information resources and services by students in Nasarawa State College of Agriculture Library, Lafia. Jewel journal of Librarianship. 9

Bamigboye, O.B., Owolabi, K.A. & George, A.E. (2011). Use of electronic resources by staff and students of University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. Tin-City Journal of Library, Archival and Information Science. 2 (1). 14-19

Bitagi, A.M. & Garba, S.K. (2014). Evaluative study of information resources and services utilization for research in academic libraries in Niger State, Nigeria. IMPACT: International Journal of Research in Business Management (IMPACT: IJRBM) 2 (5)

Hussain A. & Kumar, K. (2013). Utilization of Information Resources and Services of the Master School of Management Library: A Study. Available at:

Kumar, D. & Singh, R. (2009). Information resources and services of national science library India, New Delhi: A user study. International Journal of Library and Information Science . 1(2) 017-021. Retrieved from:

Maidabino, A.A. & Ladan, A. (2015). Library carnival as a strategy for promoting university library services in Nigeria: A model of what to do and how to do it. Jewel Journal of Librarianship. 9

Namugera , L. (2014). Users’ awareness, perceptions and usage of Makerere library services in the main and selected branch libraries. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) 3. 741 –758,

Nwabueze A., Anyira I.E., Ivwighreghweta, O & Onoriode, O.K. (2010). The Role and Responsibility of the Library in Consolidating Research in Nigerian Private Universities: A Case Study of Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State. Library philosophy and practice. Retrieved from:

Okiki, O.C. (2013). Availability of Information Resources for Research Output: Perception of Academic Staff Members in Nigerian Federal Universities. International Journal of Computer Science and Telecommunications 4(8).

Olubiyo, P.O., Jato, M., & Ogunniyi, S.O. (2011). An assessment of the use of reference resources in University of Ilorin library, Nigeria. Tin-City Journal of Library, Archival and Information Science. 2 (1). 42-46

Oluwabiyi, M. & Adeyemi, B.M. (2013). Scholarly use of information for research by postgraduate students: The role of Kenneth Dike Library (KDL). International Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from:

Sejane L. (2017). Access to and use of electronic information resources in the academic libraries of the lesotho library consortium. A Thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Information Studies Programme, School of Social Sciences, College of Humanities, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Tyagi, S. (2011).Use and Awareness of Electronic Information Sources at IIT Roorkee, India: A Case Study. 2 (1)

Wijetunge, P. (2015). Information resources usage by the agriculture undergraduates of Univerisity of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Annals of Library and Information Studies. 62. 77-83



The study was conducted to investigate the awareness and use of information resources for research by final year students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo. Four research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. 100 copies of questionnaire were administered to the respondents in the college library through face to face method in order to collect data. Simple random and stratified sampling techniques were employed for the study due to the largeness of the population. In the data analysis, frequency counts, simple percentages, mean, standard deviation and Pearson Product Moment Correlation were used for the statistical analysis. The findings revealed that the nature of awareness of the availability of information resources for research among final year students is high. It also indicated that that the level of use of information resources for research among final year students is high and textbook is the most used information resource for research. The findings show that lack of current resources, inadequate resources, inadequate loaning period, constant power outage and slow connection speed were the challenges encountered in the use of information resources in the library. The study concluded that the challenges could be the reasons why some other students do not bother to do the necessary information sourcing before embarking on their project work which definitely leads to plagiarizing former project written by past students. The study recommended that academic libraries should be stocked with recent information materials to encourage students and other researchers to carry out their research work.



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