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Internet and Library Database Use among Undergraduate Students of Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria

This paper presents the results of a survey of Internet and library database use among the undergraduate students of Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. Fountain University, a faith-based university in Nigeria, owned by the Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria was established in 2007. The university which is in its fifteenth year of establishment kicked off with two colleges (College of Management Sciences; and College of Natural and Applied sciences) and less than a hundred students. Currently, the University has four colleges with a student population of over one thousand. This study aimed at finding out the pattern of use of the Internet and library databases among undergraduate students of Fountain University, Osogbo. Internet and library databases have become popular globally, and the situation is not different in the university. Internet and library database use has been found to aid learning and improve their academic performance, thence, studying the Internet and library database’s pattern of use of Fountain University undergraduates is justified and will add to the body of empirical literature in the field of study. The study design is a survey of the descriptive type. The population comprised all the students (1232) with a sample size conveniently calculated based on 15%. Therefore, the sample size is 185. A validated questionnaire was used for data gathering while, data was analysed descriptively using frequency counts, percentages, mean and standard deviation. It was established that Internet Chatting/Text Messaging, Facebook, Myspace, online broadcast, and music and video downloading via YouTube were the prominent types of Internet resources used by the students while the frequency of use ranges from monthly, Weekly, Several Times a Week, Daily, and Several Times a Day while electronic resources are the most widely used library database. The study recommended among others that the library management should intensify their information literacy programmes in order to sensitise the students to use the resources through the library’s ICT centre to justify the investment in the ICT centres and make the students be closer to the staff of the library who will offer them timely professional assistance.

Internet Resources, Library Database, Electronic Resources, Undergraduate Students, Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria

APA Style

Oluchi Okwudili Okere, Iyabo Mabawonku. (2023). Internet and Library Database Use among Undergraduate Students of Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. International Journal of Information and Communication Sciences, 8(2), 19-25. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijics.20230802.11

ACS Style

Oluchi Okwudili Okere; Iyabo Mabawonku. Internet and Library Database Use among Undergraduate Students of Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. Int. J. Inf. Commun. Sci. 2023, 8(2), 19-25. doi: 10.11648/j.ijics.20230802.11

AMA Style

Oluchi Okwudili Okere, Iyabo Mabawonku. Internet and Library Database Use among Undergraduate Students of Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. Int J Inf Commun Sci. 2023;8(2):19-25. doi: 10.11648/j.ijics.20230802.11

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