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International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science

Vol. 4(5), pp. 141147, May, 2016. 

ISSN: 2360-7858

DOI: 10.14662/IJARER2016.036

 

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The Role of Internet Facilities for Research by Undergraduate Students of Home Science And Management Department of The University of Agriculture Makurdi

 

1Ameh, Rebecca, 2Ilo, Hajaratu.M and 3Audu, Patricia Oomo

 

1Library Department, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, PMB 2373, Benue State-Nigeria

E-mail: rebeccaameh2@yahoo.com

2Library Department, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, PMB 2373, Benue State-Nigeria

E-mail: hjruilo@gmail.com

3Library Department, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, PMB 2373, Benue State-Nigeria

 

Accepted 10 June 2016

Abstract

 

This study assessed the role of internet facilities for research by undergraduate students of Home science and management Department, of the University of Agriculture Makurdi. It sought to examine the benefits of internet facilities to students, the level of internet usage for research by students, identify types of internet facilities utilized by students and examine the problems encountered by students of Home Science and Management Department in using internet facilities. A descriptive survey design was used for the study with a population of 200, 300 400 levels of students of Home Science department. Sample size of 200 respondents from the population was used for the study. The instrument for data collection was structured questionnaires. Mean scores and frequency tables were used in analyzing the data. The findings revealed that internet facilities provide increased access to current information (3.44). It also discovered that majority make use of the internet on monthly basis (2.79). The study also showed that chat facilities are the mostly use by students (2.86). Finally, the study revealed that the internet has slow access to speed (3.50). The study concluded that major source of Internet facilities are provided by business centers around the department. The cost in cure by the students hinders them from using internet for their research works. It was recommended that Home Science departmental library should be with internet facilities to enable the study carried out their research works effectively, subscription to higher bandwidth should be done to avoid the problem of slow connectivity x. Printing facility should be provided so that the users can get printouts of their needed materials and other and to overcome the problem of chat, sites providing only entertainment should be locked on the computers.

Keywords: Internet, Internet Resources, Students.

 

Cite This Article As: Ameh R, Ilo HM, Audu PO (2016). The Role of Internet Facilities for Research by Undergraduate Students of Home Science And Management Department, of The University of Agriculture Makurdi. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 4(5): 141-147.

 

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