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AVAILABILITY AND UTILIZATION OF WEB-BASED INFORMATION RESOURCES FOR RESEARCHERS IN UNIVERSITIES IN BENUE STATE

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page – – – – – – – – i
Table of Contents – – – – – – – – ii
Certification – – – – – – – – – iii
Dedication – – – – – – – – iv
Acknowledgement – – – – – – – – v
Table of Content – – – – – – – – vi
Lists of Tables – – – – – – – – – – vii
Abstract – – – – – – viii
CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION.
Background of the Study – – – – – – – 1
Statement of the Problem – – – – – – – 6
Purpose of the Study – – – – – – – – 7
Research Questions – – – – – – – – 8
Significance of the Study – – – – – – – 8
Scope of the Study – – – – – – – 9
CHAPTER TWO – LITERATURE REVIEW
Theoretical/ Conceptual framework – – – – – – – 10
Concept of web-based information resources in university libraries – – 10
Types of Web-based Information Resources – – – – – 15
Problems associated with Web-based Information Resources Utilization – 32
Strategies for Effective Utilization of Web-based Information Resources in University Libraries
35
Theories of communication related to this work – – – – – 37
Review of Related Empirical Studies – – – – – – – 42
Summary of Literature Review – – – – – – – 50
CHAPTER THREE – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY.
Research Design – – – – – – – – 51
Area of the Study – – – – – – – – – 51
Population of the Study – – – – – – – – 51
Sample and Sampling Techniques – – – – – – – 52
Instrument of Data Collection – – – – – – – – 53
Validation of the Instrument – – – – – – – – 53
Reliability of the Instrument – – – – – – – – 54
Procedure of Data Collection – – – – – – – – 54
Method of Data Analysis – – – – – – – – 56
CHAPTER FOUR – PRESENTATION OF DATA
Result of Data Presentation – – – – – – – – 57
Availability of Web-based Information Resources to Researchers
at BSU, FUM and University Mkar – – – – – – 59
Extent to which researchers utilize web-based information resources to research- – 63
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Availability of Web-based Information Resources according to Institutions – 63
Purpose to which Researchers Apply Web-based Information – – – 63
Attitude of Researchers Towards Web-based Information Resources – – 67
Problem Associated with the Use of Web-based Information Resources
And Service by Researchers – – – – – – – – 69
Strategies for Enhancement of the Use of Web-based Information
Resources and Services by Respondents – – – – – – 70
Summary of Major Findings – – – – – – – – 71
CHAPTER FIVE – DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Discussion of the Findings – – – – – – – – 73
Implications of Findings – – – – – – – – 79
Recommendations – – – – – – – – 80
Limitations – – – – – – – – – – 82
Suggestion for Further Research – – – – – – – 83
Conclusion – – – – – – – – – – 83
REFFERENCES – – – – – – – – – 85
APPENDICES
Appendix A – – – – – – – – – – 90
Appendix B – – – – – – – – – – 91
Appendix C – – – – – – – – – – 98
Appendix D – – – – – – – – – – 100
Appendix E – – – – – – – – – – 101
Appendix F – – – – – – – – – – 102
Appendix G – – – – – – – – – – 103
Appendix H – – – – – – – – – – 104
Appendix I – – – – – – – – – – 105
Appendix J – – –

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