Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln




  1. Aba, J., Beetseh, K., Ogban, O. O., & Monica , E. U. (2015). on The Use of Internet Services by Postgraduate Students for Research in Francis Idachaba Library, University of Agriculture Makurdi. IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSR-JRME) , 15-23.
  2. 2. Abubakar, M. S. (2017). Availability and Utilization of Electronic Information Databases for Research by Agricultural Scientists in Federal University Libraries in North Central Nigeria . Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)
    1. Akpe, P. D., Gabriel, I. A., & Gbashinma, C. N. (2018). The Availability and Utilization of Information Resources by Students of Akawe Torkula College of Advanced and Professional Studies (ATCAPS),. IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSR-JRME) , 6-12.
    2. Aladeniyi, F. R., & Temitope, S. O. (2018). Utilization of Library Information Resources by Undergraduate Students of University Of Medical Science Ondo, State, Nigeria. American International Journal of Contemporary Research , 92-99.
    3. Chauhan, K. (2015). User Satisfaction with Adequacy of Library Collection in MM Engineering College Library. International Journal of Art & Humanity Science (IJAHS) , 8-11.
    4. G.Veena, & Prabhakara, N. K. (2016). User Satisfaction with Library Resources, Services and Facilities: A Study in SDM College Library, Ujire. Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services , 1-4.
    5. Kumar, G. K. (2017). Use of Information Resources and Services available in the library by the Postgraduate Students and Research scholars of University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad: a Study. International Journal of Digital Library Services , 1-12.
    6. Madu, A. U., Ibrahim, V., & Saratu, C. M. (2018). Availability andUtilization of ICT forInformation Retrieval ByUndergraduate Students In Ramat Library, University of Maiduguri: A Case Study. Journal Of Humanities And Social Science , 1-8.
    7. Mwanza, A. M., Michael, K. M., & Winnie, N. (2015). Determinants of User Satisfaction among Visually Impaired Library Users? International Journal of Librarianship and Administration. , 78-86.
    8. Naqvi, T. H. (2017). Use of Collection and Services: A Study of Indian Agricultural Research Institute Library. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology , 425-431.
    9. Odunlade, R. O. (2017). Availability and Accessibility of InformationResources as Predictor of Lecturers’ TeachingEffectiveness. Library Philosophy and Practic , 1-19.
    10. Onye, U. U. (2016). Availability, Accessibility and Utilization of Library Information Resources by Students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) . Information and Knowledge Management , 1-8.
    11. Oriogu, C. D., Anthony Onyebuchi Chukwuemeka, O. C., & Darlina, C. O.-O. (2018). Faculty Awareness, Perception and use of Information Resources and Services in a Private University in Nigeria. Covenant Journal of Library & Information Science , 32-44.
    12. Owolabi, S., Oluwafemi, A. I., Foluke, O., & Atinuke, O. O. (2016). on Utilization of Electronic Information Resources by Undergraduate Students of University of Ibadan: A Case Study of Social Sciences and Education. Journal of Education and Practice , 1-7.



The study was conducted to analyze Issues and Challenges in Accessing and Utilization of Information Resources by students of Federal University Agriculture Abeokuta. Four research objectives guided the study. 306 copies of questionnaire were administered to the respondents in the university and in response only 217 were received from the student’s community. Simply a stratified random sampling technique was employed for the study due to the largeness of the population. In the data analysis, frequency counts, simple percentages, and charts were used for the statistical analysis. The findings revealed that the availability of information resources such as newspapers, journals, text and reference books, theses and dissertations, E-journals, E-News papers, E-Books and CD-ROMs; It also indicated that the level of usage of information resources for research among students is relatively fair and textbook, journals, E-Newspapers and E-theses/dissertations are the most used information resource by the students. The findings show that many other primary and secondary information resources and as for as digital sources and the internet facilities concerned, connection speed is challenging reflects in the use of electronic information resources in the library. The non-availability and accessibility of digital and some printed information resources affects the student’s creativity, own assignments and projects and further leads to copying and plagiarism. The research findings draw the attention of the Federal University of Agriculture Library

(FUAA) Ogun State in collection developments in terms of both the print and digital information resources and also recommends to increase the speed of internet and free downloading and printing the digital contents. The study also advocates the library staff members to provide information guidance and training services to the students in utilizing the open databases such as AGORA, AGRIS AGRICOLA, PubMed, Biomed Central BEAST CD, VET CD, TEEAL, AGRICOLA.



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