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Date of this Version

7-23-2019

Abstract

This study evaluated the awareness, access and utilization of electronic information resources by the academic staff of the Federal Polytechnic Ede. To achieve this aim, eight objectives and eight research questions were formulated to guide the study. The survey research design was adopted for the study while census sampling technique was employed. The population of the study comprised all the 402 academic staff of the Polytechnic. A structured questionnaire captioned Awareness, Access and Utilization of EIRs by Academic Staff Questionnaire (AAUEIRASQ) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated the researcher’s senior colleagues to ensure its content and face validity. 374 copies of the questionnaire were administered in which 328 amounting to 87.7 % return rate were retrieved and found valid for analysis. Data obtained were analyzed using Mean and frequency table. The result of the study revealed among others that, there is a high and appreciable levels of awareness and accessibility of EIRs among the academic staff in the Polytechnic. However, the frequency of use of EIRs is low as a result of myriads of challenges such as poor internet connectivity, erratic power supply; inadequacy of EIRs in the library among others. It was therefore recommended among others that, the government and the Polytechnic management should endeavour to provide necessary infrastructure especially power supply and internet connectivity within the Polytechnic to enhance the use of EIRs by the academic staff.

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