LIBRARY AND INTERNET USE AS A SOURCE OF INFORMATION BY STUDENTS OF FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC EKOWE BAYELSA STATE

Godwin Oberhiri-Orumah

Abstract


It is no news that the source of academic information is very important to students. Fundamentally, academic libraries provide much relevant research materials in both printed and electronic formats to support students and lecturers alike. Institutions such as Federal Polytechnic Ekowe have, therefore, invested resources in acquiring library infrastructure to facilitate research work. This study sought to analyze students use of library and internet resources for academic activities. Primary data were collected using a questionnaire from 126 students who were selected using a simple random sampling procedure. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results specify that students use both library and internet resources for their academic work. However, the use of the internet is more than that of the Polytechnic’s library resources. Demographic and economic variables were recognized as determinants for the use of library and internet resources. The results have several implications for students’ academic work in the institution.

Keywords


Internet, Library, Academic Work, Research Material, Education, Electronic Resource

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