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Impact of Awareness on the Utilization of Databases by University Sociology Lecturers in South-South, Nigeria

This study investigated the impact ofawareness on the utilization of databases by sociology lecturers in South-South, Nigeria. The descriptive survey method was used in the study with a population of 75 sociology lecturers. The questionnaire designed by the researcher was used for data collection while SPSS was used to analyse the data. The findings indicate that sociology lecturers are aware of Ebscohost resources (M 4.25), followed by Jstor (M 4.17), NUC Virtual resources (M 4.14), AJOL (M 4.13), and HINARI (M 4.10), while they are unaware of Best of the Web internet resource (2.53). The resources they utilized are AJOL (M 4.60) NUC Virtual collections (M 4.42), Jstor (M 4.38), Amazon (M 4.26), Ebscohost (M 4.25), and HINARI (M 4.10). Significant positive relationship was found between awareness and utilization of databases by university sociology lecturers.

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