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Abinew, A.A. & Vuda, S. (2013) A case study of acceptance and use of electronic library services in universities based on SO-UTAUT model. International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering, 1(4), 903-910. Retrieved from:

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Owolabi, S., Idowu, O. A., Okocha, F., & Ogundare, A. O. (2016). Utilization of electronic information resources by undergraduate students of University of Ibadan: A case study of Social Science and Education. Journal of Education and Practice, 7(13), 30-36

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This study examined awareness and utilization of electronic information resources by undergraduate students in Osun State University. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study while the population of the study consist the undergraduate students in Osun State University, from which 374 were selected using multi-stage sampling technique. A self-designed questionnaire was used to collect data from 374 respondents, out of which 354 copies were completely filled and returned. Data collected were analyzed using frequency counts, percentage and PPMC. The study found that e-books, e-serial, e-databases, e-magazines, e-journals, CD-Rom, e-mails, e-project and dissertations are the major electronic information resources available to the students. Also, the study found that the level of awareness of students about the available e-resources is high while majority of the respondents use e-resources weekly. Furthermore, slow internet connectivity, inadequate computer facility, epileptic power supply and poor infrastructural facilities are the major challenges that students encountered while using electronic information resources. The study also found that there is a significant relationship between awareness of EIS and utilization. The study recommends that library should improve the awareness of EIS so as to increase the effective use of this service.



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