An Appraisal on Accessibility of Internet Resources by Undergraduate Students in Federal University Dutsin-Ma Library, Katsina State

Authors : Nura Abba Unguwar Alkali

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 12 - December

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The purpose of this article is to evaluate the accessibility of Internet resources by undergraduate students in federal university Dutsin-ma library, Katsina State, Nigeria. Aims of the research were to discover student’s evaluation on available Internet resources, to find out the extent of access to Internet resources, to determine the type of connectivity used to access Internet resources and to identify the point of Access point to the Internet services of the library by Federal University Dutsin-ma undergraduate students. The paper is based on a descriptive survey using questionnaires to collect data. The participants constitute 277 undergraduate students out of 1845 subjects from the Federal University Dutsin-ma Library, Katsina State, Nigeria. Descriptive statistics: frequency table and percentage were use to examine the facts. The results revealed that the majority of the surveyed found the Internet resources to be good. The extent to which the Internet resources accessed is high. The connectivity mostly used to access Internet resources is Fiber Optic Cable. Greater portion of the participants obtained Internet services in the library. The paper suggests that more mindful efforts should be made to introduce orientation, information literacy programmes, as well as supplementary assistance, awareness, exposure, user groups and guidance to students about ICT resources and services generally

Keywords : appraisal, Accessibility, Internet Resources, Undergraduate Students and University Library.


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