International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research Methods (IJIRM)

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Information Communication Technology

Predicators of Electronic Information Resources Seeking Behavior among Patrons of North Central Universities in Nigeria: A descriptive survey (Published)

The study is a descriptive survey on the predicators of electronic information resources seeking behavior among patrons of north central universities in Nigeria. The study adopted a quantitative methodology; questionnaire-based survey design method administered on registered patrons of the sampled North Central Universities in Nigeria. Three hypotheses on the correlation between the predicating determinants were tested to reveal their relationships. Descriptive statistics was used for the analysis/interpretation of the collated data. Findings of the study showed that all the determinants of Information Seeking Behavior (ISB) on EIRs together made Information Search effectiveness on EIRs The findings in this study implies that information Seeking Behaviour of library users in this era of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has modified the mode and services based on the obvious developments The study suggested that the university library management should intensify efforts and be more creative on their process of awareness on EIRs and also introduce compulsory advanced courses on library and information Science on all levels, different from the regular GST course on use of Library.

Keywords: Information Communication Technology, North central universities in Nigeria, electronic information resources, information seeking behavior, patrons

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