Influence Of Demographic Factors N Use Of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) By Undergraduates In Selected University Libraries In Southern Nigeria
Emiri, Ogochukwu T.
Index Terms: Demographic factors, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) use, Undergraduates, University libraries, Nigeria
Abstract: The present study investigated the influence of some demographic factors which include gender, age, and level of study on the use of online public access catalogue (OPAC) by undergraduate students of two selected universities in Southern Nigeria. These schools include university of Benin, Benin, and Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma both of Edo State, South-South, Nigeria. The descriptive survey method was adopted for this study and the purposive sampling technique was used to select two hundred and eighty three (283) from both institutions. Results revealed that gender, age and level of study had influence on the use of OPAC. Relevant recommendations concerning the influence of these demographic factors were made
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