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AVAILABILITY AND USE OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES AND SERVICE DELIVERY IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA

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Title Page – – – – – – – – – – i
Approval Page- – – – – – – – – – ii
Certification Page – – – – – – – – iii
Dedication Page – – – – – – – – iv
Acknowledgments Page – – – – – – – – v
Abstract Page – – – – – – – – – vi
Table of Contents – – – – – – – – vii
List of Tables – – – – – – – – – x
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background to the Study – – – – – – – – 1
Statement of the Problem – – – – – – – – 9
Purpose of the study – – – – – – – – 10
Research Questions – – – – – – – – 11
Research Hypotheses – – – – – – – – – 11
Significance of the Study – – – – – – – – – 11
Scope of the study – – – – – – – – – 13
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Conceptual Framework – – – – – – – – 14
– Concept and Development of Electronic Information Resources – – – 15
– Concept of Services Delivery- – – – – – – – 27
– Availability of Electronic Information Resources in Libraries – – – 23
– Use of Electronic Information Resources in Academic Libraries – – – 28
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– Impact of Electronic Information Resources on Library Services and Functions- – 34
– Hindrances to Electronic Resource Availability and Use in Libraries – – – 41
– Schematic Diagram showing Relationship between Variables of the study and
Conceptual Framework – – – – – – – – 48
Theoretical Framework of the Study – – – – – – 49
– Ranganathan, R, S Laws of Librarianship – – – – – – 49
– Activity Theory (AT)- – – – – – – – – 52
Review of Related Empirical Literature – – – – – – 54
Summary of Literature Review – – – – – – – – 61
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD – – – – 64
Research Design – – – – – – – – – 64
Area of the Study – – – – – – – – – 65
Population of the study- – – – – – – – – 65
Sample and Sampling Technique – – – – – – – 66
Instruments for Data Collection – – – – – – – 66
Validation of the Instrument – – – – – – – – 68
Reliability of the Instrument – – – – – – – – 68
Method of Data Collection – – – – – – – – 69
Method of Data Analysis – – – – – – – – 69
CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA – – 70
Descriptive Analysis of Data – – – – – – – 71
Research Question One – – – – – – – – 71
Research Question Two – – – – – – – – – 74
Research Question Three – – – – – – – – 76
Research Question Four – – – – – – – – 78
Research Question Five – – – – – – – – 80
Research Question Six – – – – – – – – 81
Research Question Seven – – – – – – – – 82
Inferential Analysis of Data – – – – – – – – 83
Hypothesis One – – – – – – – – – 83
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Hypothesis Two – – – – – – – – – – 84
Hypothesis Three – – – – – – – – – – 84
Summary of Findings – – – – – – – – 85
CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION OF RESULT, CONCLUSION AND
RECOMMENDATIONS
Discussion of Findings – – – – – – – – 86
Implications of Study – – – – – – – – – 101
Recommendations – – – – – – – – – 102
Limitations – – – – – – – – – – 103
Suggestions for Further Research – – – – – – – 1o4
Conclusion – – – – – – – – – – 104
References – – – – – – – – – – 106
Appendices – – – –

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