ISSN: 2249 - 0213

     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Undergraduates’ Computer Skills and the Use of Online Information Resources: A Case Study of Library and Information Science Students of Delta State University, Nigeria

The geometrical growth of information resources on the internet in this 21st century have necessitate the need for computer literacy and online searching skills to enhance easy access to and use of academic materials among undergraduate students. The study adopted descriptive survey method. Questionnaire was used to collect data for the study, and descriptive statistical method was used in analyzing the data collected and simple random sampling techniques were used to select the sample size for the study. The findings revealed that 98.5% agreed that Computer skills enhances their use of online information resources as well as being confidence in using online information resources due to their level of computer skills respectively. The study also revealed that undergraduate students are computer literate. Also the findings revealed that majority of the participants frequently make use of online resources. The study recommends among others that there should be a conscious effort by the institution to improve the computer skills of its students since it affects their ability to use online resources.

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