Awareness and Use of Electronic Resources by Lecturers in Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria
Abiodun Olaide Iyoro
Emenike Chiemeka Nkamnebe, Chibuzor Blessing Nkamnebe
December 28, 2018
Swift shift in scholarly communications from print to electronic format, and the universal acceptanceof e-resources for research has made their availability and use very critical in the academic world. This study surveys lecturers awareness and use of e-resources in Nigeria Police Academy Wudil,Kano. The instrument used for data collection was structured questionnaire. 98 respondents participated in the study. Data obtained were analyzed using percentages and mean ratings. Findingsrevealed that lecturers are aware of the availability of the e-resources the Library subscribe to, but donot optimally use the resources despite their perceived usefulness. Low Internet bandwidth, absenceof e-resources use training and low information literacy skills among lecturers are identified as majorsetbacks to e-resources’ utilization. The study recommended that the Academy’s management incollaboration with the Library’s authority should take drastic measures to address such problems that negatively influencing utilization of the available e-resources by the lecturers of the Academy.
Journal of the Nigerian Library Association, Anambra State Chapter
Electronic Resources; Electronic Databases; Nigerian Police Academy Wudil, Kano.