Assessment of the Utilization of Information and Communication Technology-Based Library Resources in Postgraduate Research in Universities in Nigeria


Vincent Anayochukwu Ani, Emmanuel Onyeka Ani, George Ikechukwu Ndaji, Emeka Eusebius Maduchie, Rosemary Alexa Nwaonah and Chidinma Onyeji Okocha


Full Length Research Paper I Published December,2017


Research Journal of Educational Studies and Review Vol. 3 (1), pp. 1-17.


This study was conducted to assess the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based library resources in Nigerian universities. This is with the aim of finding out the extent of the use of ICT-based library resources for postgraduate research in Nigerian Universities (federal, state and private). A total number of five hundred and ten (510) respondents were used for the study. The instruments for data collection were questionnaire and observation checklist. Five hundred and ten copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the postgraduate researchers at the three universities in the South East Nigeria and three hundred and sixty-six (366) were returned representing 72% return rate. The following statistical measures were employed for the data analysis: frequency table, mean (X) and Standard deviation (SD). The findings revealed that there was a significant difference in the mean ratings of postgraduate students in Federal, State and Private universities on the utilization of ICT-based library resources for research. Nevertheless, the researcher observed that faculty of Education postgraduate researchers were the predominant users of ICT-based library resources.

Key Words: Research, ICT, Library, Engineering, Education, Social Sciences, University and Nigeria.

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