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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.
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