Effects of e-library on students' academic performance in tertiary institutions a case study of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

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This study examined “effects of e-library on students’ academic performance in tertiary institutions: a case study of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria” It identifies the Concept of e-library and e-resources, availability of e-library, resources and services in Nigerian tertiary institutions. Students’ use of e-library in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, impact of e-library on students’ academic performance, challenges associated with the utilization of e-library resources in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The research method used in this project is survey research method. In a survey method, questionnaires are the main instrument for data collection. Frequency tables and percentages are the main tools used for data analysis. Results of the analysis showed that e-journals e-dissertations, e-projects and e-theses, full text databases, institutional repository are the types of e-resources available in the mtn/undergraduate e-library in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Current Awareness Services is the only service available in the e-library of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Students’ always use the e-library. Poor information technology infrastructure, lack of knowledge on how to use e-resources, large mass of irrelevant information, high cost of access to some resources, download delay or low internet connection and lack of search skills are the challenges associated with the utilization of e-resources. Recommendations were proffered and some of the recommendations are: the management of the library should provide more services like selective dissemination of information to support the current awareness service available. Since it’s on record that students always use the mtn/undergraduate e-library of Kashim Ibrahim Library of Ahmadu Bello University, there should be a policy for the development of relevant e-resources to promote accessibility and utilization.

Table of Content

Title Page  - - - - - - - - - - i

Declaration - - - - - - - - - - ii

Certification- - - - - - - - - - - iii

Dedication - - - - - - - - - - - iv

Acknowledgement - - - - - - - - - v

Table of Contents - - - - - - - - - vi

Abstract - - - - - - - - - - ix                                            

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of the Study - - - -  - - - 1

1.2 Statement of Problem - - - - - -  - - 4

1.3 Research Questions - - - - - - - 6

1.4 Objectives of the Study - - - - - - - - 6

1.5 Significance of the Study-- - - - - - - - 7

1.6 Scope of the Study - - - - - - - - 7

1.7 Limitation of the Study - - - - - - - - 7

1.8 Operational Definition of Terms - - - - - - - 8

References 9vi

  

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1 Introduction - - - - - - - - 10

2.2 Concept of Information and Communication Technology- - - - 10

2.3 Availability of E-Libraries, Resources and Services in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions  13

2.4. Students use of E-Library in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria - - - 14

2.5 Impact of E-Library on Students’ Academic Performance - - - - 16

2.6 Challenges Associated with Utilization of E-Library Resources in Ahmadu Bello University  17

2.7 Solutions to the Challenges of the Utilization of E-Library Resources in Ahmadu Bello University 23

2.8 Summary of the Review - - - - - - - - 24

References 28                             


CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1 Introduction - - - - - - -  - - 31

3.2 Research Design Adopted for the Study - - - - - - 31

3.3 Population of the Study - - - - - - - - 32

3.4 Sample Size and Sampling Technique - - - - - - - 33

3.5 Instrument for Data Collection - - - - - - - - 33

3.6 Procedure for Data Collection - - - - - - - 34

3.7 Procedure for Data Analysis - - - - - - - 44

References 35                 vii


CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION

4.1 Introduction  - - - - - - - - - 36

4.2 Response Rate  - - - - - - - - - 36

4.3 Data Analysis and Discussion of Findings -- - - - - 37

References 43           


CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Introduction  - - - - - - - - - 44

5.2 Summary of the Study  - - - - - - - - 44

5.3 Summary of Major Findings  - - - - - - - 46

5.4 Conclusion - - - - - - - - - 47

5.5 Recommendations  - - - - - - - - 49

References 51

Bibliography 52

Appendices  55

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Chukwuemeka, K (2019). Effects of e-library on students' academic performance in tertiary institutions a case study of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.. Afribary.com: Retrieved November 18, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-e-library-on-students-academic-performance-in-tertiary-institutions-a-case-study-of-ahmadu-bello-university-zaria

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Kalu, Chukwuemeka. "Effects of e-library on students' academic performance in tertiary institutions a case study of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria." Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 07 Nov. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-e-library-on-students-academic-performance-in-tertiary-institutions-a-case-study-of-ahmadu-bello-university-zaria . Accessed 18 Nov. 2019.

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Kalu, Chukwuemeka. "Effects of e-library on students' academic performance in tertiary institutions a case study of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 07 Nov. 2019. Web. 18 Nov. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-e-library-on-students-academic-performance-in-tertiary-institutions-a-case-study-of-ahmadu-bello-university-zaria >.

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Kalu, Chukwuemeka. "Effects of e-library on students' academic performance in tertiary institutions a case study of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria." Afribary.com (2019). Accessed November 18, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-e-library-on-students-academic-performance-in-tertiary-institutions-a-case-study-of-ahmadu-bello-university-zaria