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Staff and students in academic community enjoy internet as a result of the facilities it offers as noted by ikoro (2002) in anunobi (2006) to include; e-mailing, audio broadcasting, telex/video conference, world wide web browsing, telephoning, news and discussion/chart group facilities, e-books storing.
University, tirupathi, which indicated that a majority of the respondents used web and e-mail services of internet.
The result of the study further indicated that more than two-third of the respondents confirmed internet were time saving, easy to use, more informative and more preferred.
Salaam and adegbore (2010) discovered that internet facilities are available in all private universities studies in ogun state, nigeria.
Shitta (2002) posits that internet is a communication super highway that links, hooks and focuses the entire world into a global village, where people of all races can easily get it touch, see, or speak to one another and exchange information from one point of the globe to another.
Internet as affirmed by awoleye, siyanbola and oladapo (2008) is used for information development, enhances easy communication, improves academic performance, used as a researched tool, provides solution to assignments, gives information on entertainment & education, and a source of o (2003) carried out a study of internet usage in nigerian universities where opinion of 73 respondents was sought for.
Internet has a wide base that allows access to an enormous range of research information either as full publications, reports, summaries or abstracts (penny, 2006).
The findings showed that the respondents were obtaining quality information through the internet and all the respondents were using the internet.
It was further indicated that the major problem faced by the users was slow access speed of the internet.
Felt it is time a related study, aseni (2005) assessed information searching habits of internet users at medical sciences university of isfahan, iran.
Copies of 327 questionnaire were analysed and it was found that most of the responding postgraduate students were aware of, and had become familiar with the internet before the start of their postgraduate courses.
The recorded low level of utilization of the internet was attributed to the low level of connectivity and the high cost of cybercafé facilities.
The use of internet (if maximized) plays a major role in helping undergraduate researchers' access large number of materials from different parts of the world (ifeoma, 2010).
The surveyed showed that 83% internet users had access to the internet at their home and 51% of the respondents accessed internet at the college or the same vein, kumar and kaur (2005) conducted a research on internet and its use in the engineering colleges of punjab, india.
On specific uses of internet, two-third of the respondents indicated that they used it for e-mail, to get research materials followed while course materials had 39.
2004) surveyed a diverse community college to assess the use of the internet by the students of health – related information.
No restriction is placed on students internet access and use by the university administration as opposed to that of salaam (2003) who noted from its findings that access where restricted to staff only in nigerian universities libraries.
Of the students have 2 – 4 years of experience in using the internet followed by 1 – 2 years with 27.
However, the use of these internet resources was therefore studied by several researchers across the globe and africa inclusive.
A majority of the respondents used the internet located at the college, use internet for education and research purposes, while half of them use it for communication purpose.
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While the use of this internet is greatly depends on some associated factors such as purposes, students experience, locations, internet facilities and services available, among others on academic pursue of the students in their institutions.
Recently, oyedun (2007) conducted a study on the internet use in the library of federal university of technology, minna, and observed that most of the respondents claimed that through the internet services in the library, they have improved considerably in their academic ly, salako and tiamiyu (2007) surveyed the use of search engines for research by postgraduate students of the university of ibadan, nigeria.
In library, lancaster and sandore (1997) in ifeoma (2010) noted that internet provides a medium of communication that has extended the potential of libraries' interaction beyond physical library to users, colleagues and other professional activities and relationship with library users.
The findings revealed that all respondents used search engines to browse the required information and majority faced the problem of slow internet connectivity.
Literature internet is acknowledged globally as a technology dominated by young people, and particularly students who are more inclined to exploit internet resources for education, social interaction and entertainment (salako and tiamiyu, 2007).
The study further showed that more than 25% of the respondents used the internet for 2 – 3 times a week, while the purposes of using the internet were for communication and information rly, kaur (2000) surveyed the use of internet facility at the guru nanak dev.