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Agboola, I.O. (2010). Use of print and electronic resources by agricultural science students in Nigerian universities. Library & Information Science Research, 32(1), 62-65. Accessed 12/6/2017

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. Accessed 12/06/2017.

Amusa, O. I. & Iyoro, A. O. (2013). Influence of library environments, instructional programs, and user-librarian collaborations on library use by undergraduate students in Nigeria. Chinese Librarianship: An International Electronic Journal, 35, 72-86. Accessed on 5/3/2016.

Asante, E. (2014). The effects of budgetary constraints on the operation of academic libraries in Ghana. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-Journal), 1-9. Accessed 2/6/17.

BabalhavaejI, F. & FarhadpooR, M. R. (2012). Academic libraries’ external environment and environmental scanning by managers of central libraries of Islamic Azad Universities of Iran =AkademikKütüphanelerinDışsalÇevresiveYöneticilerinÇevreselTaramaları. Bilgi Dünyasi, 12 (2), 280-294. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). Accessed on 12/3/16.

Babalola, G. A. (2012). Influence of job motivation, demographic and environmental factors on librarians’ productivity in colleges of education in Nigeria. (Ph.D Dissertation, University of Ibadan).

Bitagi, A.M. (2013). Information resources utilization for research by scientists in agricultural research institutes in Nigeria. Seminar presented at the Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka on 25th May.

Clabo, C. A. (2002). A study of the library use practices of high school students in three East Tennessee Counties. School of Graduate Studies East Tennessee State University (e-thesis and dissertation).

Gayton, J. T. (2007). Academic libraries: “social” or “communal?” the nature and future of academic libraries. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, January

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 (A Master Thesis College of Computing and Informatics, Department of Library Science School of Graduate Studies, Haramaya University, Ethiopia)

Hoffmann, J. (2015).The meaning of ‘environment’ in the German legal order. Wroclaw Review of Law Administration and Economics, 4(1), 54-60. Doi: 10.1515/Wrlae-2015-0005. Retrieved 21/07/2017

Ntui, A. I & Udah, A. E. (2015). Accessibility and utilization of library resources by teachers in secondary schools in Calabar education zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Human-Social Science: A Arts & Humanities-Psychology, 15(8), 1-13.

Nwalo, K. I. N. (2001). Measures of library effectiveness in Nigerian polytechnic libraries with emphasis on user satisfaction. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science in Africa, 1(1), 41-50.

Nwokedi, V. C. & Ogundare, T. (2005). Studies on the information needs and seeking behaviors of science based postgraduate students in a Nigerian university: A case study of University of Jos. Borno Library, Archival and Information Science Journal, 2(1), 232.

Ojo, R. A. & Akande, S. O. (2005). Students access, usage an awareness of electronic information resources at the University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Lagos Journal of Library and Information Science, 3(1), 16-24.

Palmer, A. & Hartley, B. (2002). The business environment. London: McGraw-Hill.

Simmond, P. L. & Andaleeb, S. S. (2001). Usage of academic libraries: The role of service quality, resources and user characteristics. Library Trends, 49(4), 626-634.

Uhegbu, A. N. (2007). The information user: Issues and themes. Okigwe: Whytem.


Ogechi N.Okorie Dr, CLN



The study examined the environmental factors as correlates of use of information resources in public university libraries in Imo and Abia States, Nigeria. It was guided by three research questions and two hypotheses. Survey and linear correlational designs were adopted for the study. A sample of 379 students was drawn from a population of 32,999 registered users of the university libraries studied. Data collected were analysed using mean scores and standard deviation for research question one and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMC) for questions two and three. The hypotheses were tested employing t-test statistics at 0.05 level of significance. Findings show that: all types of information resources listed are used in the university libraries studied while very low and insignificant relationship exists between the environmental factors and use of the information resources. Also, while the extent to which the environmental factors relate to use of information resources in the federal university libraries is very low and negative, the extent of relationship is low and positive in the state universities with a significant difference. The study recommended, among others that, the library management under study the environments to find out the detracting factors so as to remove, improve on them or work on their control so as to encourage the use of all the library resources.



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