Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Virtual libraries are essential sources of information in universities teaching and research among lecturers. For the aims of imparting knowledge to students and self-development, history lecturers require various information resources for teaching and research. The purpose of the research was to ascertain the extent that history lecturers use virtual libraries for teaching and research in Nigerian universities. One hundred and five (105) history lecturers were the respondents for this study. The study data were collected using a questionnaire. The study data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and t-test. The results revealed a moderate extent of use of virtual libraries among history lecturers for teaching and research. The results also showed that there is no significant difference between the male and female history lecturers' use of virtual libraries for teaching and research. It is recommended that university libraries assist these lecturers in learning more about virtual libraries and the required skills for practical use in teaching and research.