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Application of the Big6 Skills Model and Information Literacy Skills of Undergraduate Students on the Use of Electronic Resources in Nigerian Universities
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The study aimed at determining the information literacy skills on the use of e-resources by undergraduate students using the Big6 information literacy skills Model. Quantitative research methodology was used, and a total 2,484 sample using Sloven’s formula was obtained from a population of 61,804 undergraduate students. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data and was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings revealed that the undergraduate students were aware of the information literacy programmes in the Universities (mean=3.87) and possess the necessary information literacy skills to utilize e-resources (mean=3.45). Applying the constructs of the Big6 information literacy skills Model revealed that undergraduate students possess the ability to identify the exact information problem needed to solve problem with clear synthesis and evaluative strategies. Based on the 6 stages in the Big6 information literacy skills Model, the study concluded that student information literacy skills are satisfactory. The study provided a modification of the Big6 information literacy skills model which can be used to inculcate knowledge as well as self-assessment. Based on the findings, the study recommends university management to improve the content of the information literacy programs in order to inculcate the wherewithal of getting relevant, adequate and up to-date information from e-resources.