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Date of this Version

Winter 10-5-2021

Abstract

The paper examined the use of electronic resources among undergraduate students of Library and Information Science (LIS) in University of Benin, Benin City amid the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in Nigeria. Two (2) research questions guided the study. The researchers adopted a descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprised 93 undergraduate students. Convenience sampling was done, as the entire respondents who filled the questionnaire were used for the study. An online questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. Data were analyzed with frequency count, simple percentages, and mean. The findings revealed that the students mostly used Internet resources, e-books and e-journals. It was also established that erratic power supply, slow internet access, and high cost of data subscription were the three major challenges to the effective use of e-resources during the COVID-19 lockdown. Based on the findings, the researchers recommended the government should provide adequate power supply, build a robust IT Infrastructure and prevail on network providers to provide cheap data subscriptions so that students can enjoy more access to the internet for effective learning even while at home.

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