Extent of Utilization of Databases among Undergraduate Students of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina

Nafi’u Maharazu & Mohammed Tukur Lawal

Previous researches on the Accessibility of Databases by Undergraduate Students of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU) have found out that there was low level of accessibility of library databases. This paper investigates the further factors of the accessibility of Databases among Undergraduate Students of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University. This study was carried out among two hundred (200) Undergraduate Students of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection, while data was analyzed by frequency and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) was used to test the hypothesis, one of the findings of the study was that information awareness on the accessibility of databases among Undergraduate Students was inadequate and this affects the accessibility of databases. The study further discusses the need to increase awareness on databases subscribed to by Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Library. There is need to increase the internet facilities on the Faculties library in order to facilitate the accessibility of databases. It is believed that awareness on accessibility will increase the use of databases subscribed to by the library. The study recommends regular training of Academic staff on updating their knowledge of the available sources, and access to databases subscribed by the University library. The University also needs to improve on the provision of internet facilities on faculty’s library to meet up the challenges.

Keywords –  Accessibility, Databases, Undergraduate Students

DOI : 10.26761/IJRLS.6.1.2020.1309              DOI URL: https://doi.org/10.26761/ijrls.6.1.2020.1309

 

Cite This Article As: .  Maharazu, N., Lawal, M.T. (2020). Extent of Utilization of Databases among Undergraduate Students of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina. International Journal of Research in Library Science (IJRLS), 6(1),102-109. www.ijrls.in

Copyright © 2020  Author(s) retain the copyright of this article. This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

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