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Date of this Version

2021

Abstract

The study investigated information literacy skills and utilization of electronic information resources by postgraduate students in Nigeria. The study adopted the ex post facto research design to investigate the relationship that exists between information literacy skill variables and the utilization of electronic information resources by postgraduate students in Nigeria. The population of the study comprised 3,744 postgraduate students from three federal universities in Nigeria, namely; University of Uyo, Uyo; University of Calabar, Calabar and University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Port Harcourt. The sample size for the study is 374 respondents which was determined using the Taro Yamane’s (1969) method for sampling. Data was collected though the instrument of questionnaire and the data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation. The findings from the study revealed that a significant relationship exist among postgraduate students’ knowledge of electronic resources, search skills, access to information, information evaluation capability and their utilisation of electronic information resources. The study therefore concluded that it is imperative for information literacy programmes to be included in the curriculum of students across all levels as this will help improve their overall academic achievement.

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