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information literacy: information literacy skills

Influence of Information Literacy on the Use of Offline Database among the Undergraduate’s Students of Gombe State University (Published)

The research investigated on the influence of information literacy on the use of offline database among the Undergraduate’s students of Gombe State University. Five research objectives were formulated in the research and the literature was review according to the research questions. Mixed methods were used in the conduct of the study. A total of 363 were selected from the entire population. Two instruments were used in collecting the data which were interviewed and questionnaire and the data collected was analyzed and interpreted using a simple statistical method. The major research findings revealed that most of the students were unaware of the existence of offline database available in the University library. It also revealed that the library offers only one program on information literacy skills which were carried out once a year. It also revealed that most of the respondents do not have proper orientation programs such as seminars, training, and conferences etc. not done regularly for the students which will improve the influence information literacy and utilization of offline database available in the University library. Based on the recommendations observed by the researcher revealed that the awareness of offline databases should be made available via all necessary means in the library so that the undergraduate students will satisfy their information needs and demands. The researcher also recommends the adequate orientation programme should be adopted and conducted regularly to enable the students to be literate enough on searching for the information in need from the offline database available in the University library. The university library should be able to provide sufficient and adequate power supply. ICT’s infrastructures mad facilities together with more qualified that have the knowledge and skills in discharging their duties diligently and efficiently. 

Keywords: Database, and offline database., information literacy: information literacy skills

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