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Information literacy conceptualized to be an individual recognized the need for information and know how to find, evaluate and communicate information effectively to make decision, this study focused on information literacy as correlates of engineering undergraduates use of electronic resources in three universities in Osun state, Nigeria. The study extensively discussed on: information literacy, electronic resources use, and types of information available, level of use. The descriptive survey design was adopted, the population consisted 100-500level engineering students both in a federal, private and state universities under study. Three hundred fifty- four (354) copies of questionnaire were administered to engineering undergraduate’s students across the selected three universities, two hundred and twenty-seven (227) copies of questionnaire filled were returned for analyses software package for social sciences were used for data analyses. The study further emphasized on types of e-resources, purpose of use of e-resources, frequency of use of e-resources etc, it was revealed from the study that, e-resources were found moderately available, usable for personal development of engineering undergraduates students in Osun state, the study therefore concludes that relevant electronic information resources, non-reliability of online information and staff willingness to assists students in the use of e-resources is one among the problems confronting engineering undergraduates students. Finally, it was recommended from the study that, information literacy should be incorporated into the general studies programme on library use which should be made compulsory for all undergraduates in their first year in the university.