Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Spring 3-3-2022


The study investigates the availability, accessibility and utilization of electronic information

resources by undergraduates of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo

state, Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted for this study. A population of six thousand

three hundred and forty (6340) undergraduates were involved in the study. A total number of

Three hundred and seventeen 317 undergraduates were drawn as sample size through stratified

sampling techniques. Questionnaire was the main instrument used for data collection. Two

hundred and seventy 274 four dally filed questionnaires were received, given an overall response

rate of 86.49%. Data were collected and analyzed using descriptive and correlation analyses.

Pear Correlation Coefficient was the statistical analysis adopted to test the hypothesis under

study at 0.05 level of significance.

The finding of this study revealed that availability, accessibility and utilization of electronic

information resources significantly influenced the utilization of electronic information resources

in LAUTECH Library (Adj. R-squared 474, F(3) =41.985,p =000).The findings further revealed

individual significant influence of availability and accessibility of EIR on its utilization. Each of

availability and accessibility had relative influences on utilization of EIR. EIR were available,

accessible and utilized in LAUTECH library.

The study concluded that availability and accessibility of e-resources lead to EIR utilization. It is

recommended that adequate budgetary allocation should be given to LAUTECH library for

subscription to online databases and acquisition of e-books and e-journals. The library

management should create awareness on how to use the e-resources available in the university

library and its importance to undergraduates. The librarian should train and retrain both lecturers

and undergraduates on how well to use online databases for maximum gain.