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Osedumme, C.G. & Okuonghae, O. (2019). Demographic Factors as Correlates of Use of Library Information Resources by Undergraduates in Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice(e-journal)
The study examined demographic factors as correlate of use of library information resources by undergraduates in Nigeria. One hypothesis was tested for the study and the descriptive research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study is 24,545 and 4284 undergraduate students in Delta State university, Abraka and Novena university, Ogume. The multistage sampling technique was used and a sample size of 367 (10%) was adopted. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire. The study revealed that among all the demographic factors that were considered (gender, age, level, income, marital status, residence and religion) only income, place of residence and marital status had significant positive relationship with use of library information resources by undergraduates in the two universities. Thus, the study concluded that demographic factors influence the level of use of library information resources. The researchers recommended that in order to ensure high use of library information resources; the library must provide regular and detailed orientation exercise for undergraduates in universities.