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Abstract

This study examined the influence of computer self-efficacy and information literacy skills on the use of electronic information resources among the undergraduate students in University of Ilorin and Kwara State University. The study research objectives include: (i)determine the influence of computer self-efficacy on the use of Electronic Resources by undergraduates at University of Ilorin and Kwara University, Malete, Kwara state Nigeria; (ii)find whether information literacy influence use of electronic resources by undergraduates at the University of Ilorin and Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State NigeriaAlso, the study adopted descriptive survey design and used a sample of 376 undergraduate students. Data for the study was collected using a questionnaire and were analyzed using frequency count and percentage while the two hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). The study found that majority of the undergraduate students had a high level of computer self-efficacy which influence their use of electronic information resources. In the same vein, the study found that majority of the undergraduate students found that information literacy skills influence their use of electronic information resources. Furthermore, the study found that the combination of computer self-efficacy and information literacy skills influence the use of electronic information resources by undergraduate students in University of Ilorin and Kwara State University. Similarly, the study found that majority of the undergraduate students use electronic information resources to do their assignment and also use electronic information resources to get relevant academic materials through personal searches. On the other hand, the study found that that management should provide good facilities (e.g., good computer hardware and software and good communication network) to support usage and also improve internet connectivity to improve the use of electronic resources among the undergraduate students. Finally, the study found that both computer self-efficacy and information literacy skills have a significant relationship with the use of electronic information resources.

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