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This study investigates information literacy skills influence on EIR utilisation among two polytechnics students in South-west Nigeria. The descriptive research design was employed for this study and the population consisted of polytechnic students from The Polytechnic, Ibadan and Federal Polytechnic, Ede. There were 7610 students from both polytechnics. Simple random technique was employed with a sample fraction of 5% was drawn amounting to 381. The questionnaire was the main instrument used for data gathering and the questionnaire was pre-tested using Cronbach-alpha to determine the reliability co-efficient. Data collected was analyzed using SPSS and PPMC. It was found in the study that the students from both polytechnics possessed moderate information literacy skills level and that a positive significant relationship exists between information literacy skills and the use of EIR among the students from both institutions. The study therefore concluded that the information literacy skills possessed by the students influences the EIR usage which in turn enhance their academic performance. Recommendations were made based on the findings.