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Item Open AccessAwareness and Use of Electronic Resources by Undergraduate Students at Kabale University, Uganda(Islamic University Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020) Iroroeavwo Edwin, Achugbue; Benjamin, AhimbisibweThe paper focused on the awareness and use of electronic resources by undergraduate students at Kabale University. It discusses the importance of electronic resources and types of electronic resources; survey research design was adopted for the study and the instrument used for data collection was questionnaire. The target population of this study comprises 2, 600 undergraduate’s students who are duly registered at Kabale University library for the 2018/2019 academic session. A total of 475 of the total population were drawn using a random sampling technique. 475 questionnaires were distributed to the respondents and a total of 469 was duly completed and found usable, which gave 99% response rate. The data collected for this study was analyzed using simple percentage and frequency counts. The study revealed that electronic resources have tremendous impacts on the undergraduate’s students in the course of their academic pursuit. The study also revealed that majority of the respondents makes use of electronic resources on a weekly basis. However, the major challenge undergraduates face with the use of electronic resources is lack of adequate training, followed by lack of expert help while some others complained of slow internet connectivity. Item Open AccessCitation Analysis of Undergraduate Projects Report in the Department of Library and Information Science Kabale University Uganda: An In-Text Citation Study(Journal of Library and Information Sciences, 2020) Iroroeavwo Edwin, Achugbue; Benjamin, Ahimbisibwe; Olivia Nina, Rugambwa; Patrick, OdongPurpose – The study focused on citation analysis of in-text citations of undergraduate projects research in the department of library and information science, Kabale University Uganda. The purpose is to determine numbers of in-text citations, in-text citations sources, number of in-text citations per programme and students conformity with American Psychological Association style of citations and references. Design/method/approach - The study adopted a citation analysis method to study the in-text citations of undergraduate research projects submitted by graduates of the department of library and information science Kabale University, Uganda. The study covered the period of 2015 to 2019 sets of graduate’s research projects submitted to the department. Analysis focused on in- text citations, in-text citations per programme, in-text citations conformity with APA and in-text citations not in conformity with APA. Findings - The study found that students had the highest number of in-text citations in their research project in 2019 and most of their citations were in journals and books. The study also revealed that programmes in the department of library and information science (Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences- BLIS and Bachelor of Records Management -BRIM)) students’ projects research had the highest number of in-text citations in their research and that most of their in-text citations in both programmes did not conform to APA style of citations. Originality - Undergraduate students of the department of library and information science of Kabale University, Uganda, need good orientation on broad research culture. Most especially in-text citation and referencing this will help them to guild against plagiarism and ensure that sources of research information, authors and literature are acknowledged.