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Abstract

Abstract

Internet services and resources are useful tools that facilitate effective and efficient conduct of academic activities such as teaching, learning, research, publishing, collaboration and communication. This paper determined the level of university lecturers’ awareness and proficiency of Internet services and resources for academic activities in Adamawa State, Nigeria. The study was guided by two objectives and two research questions. Survey research method was adopted. Stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting sample, while, Krejcie and Morgan (2006) was used to obtain sample size of 265 lecturers from Adamawa State University Mubi, American University of Nigeria Yola and Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola. Self-designed questionnaire was used as the research instrument and data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics of frequency counts and percentages to answer the research questions using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) tool, version 20.0. Findings of the study revealed that the level of university lecturers’ awareness of Internet services and resources for university lecturers’ academic activities in Adamawa State was moderate. The study has also established that the level of university lecturers’ proficiency of Internet services and resources for academic activities was moderate. The study recommended provision of Internet services and resources in the university libraries, sensitizing the lecturers on the importance of using the available Internet services and resources for their academic activities and providing instruction on information literacy programmes by the university libraries.

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