GBOTOSHO, AJIBOLA S.
(Senior Librarian)
Acquisition/Collection Development
Osun State University
Osogbo, Nigeria.


Abstract
This study focused on the availability and use of electronic library (e-library) by undergraduate students of the University of Ibadan with emphasis on the self-efficacy on e-library usage by the undergraduate students. It discussed the range of collection of e-resources available for use, and how much the e-library is able to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of the undergraduate students. A total of 150 copies of questionnaire were administered on the respondents selected from the faculty of Education out of which only 131 were returned with useful responses. The study revealed Internet/e-mail facility, e-journals, e-books and e-catalogue as e-resources commonly available for the undergraduate students use, and make regular use of only internet /e-mail facility, e-journals, e-books and e-databases. The study also revealed that the students make use of the e-library majorly for journal search, textbooks search and research topic search while the e-library facility is considered only adequate for journal search. Moreover, the study revealed that students’ self-efficiency has influence on their e-library use. The results of the study further suggest that there is a significant positive relationship between students selfefficacy and e-library use.

 

International Journal of Research in Education Vol.13 No. 1 & 2
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