Serials Availability and Use in Nigeria Academic Libraries By The Postgraduate Students Of Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria

Serials Availability and Use in Nigeria Academic Libraries By The Postgraduate Students Of Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria

KOMOLAFE, Ranmilowo Saidat, GBOTOSHO, Ajibola Sunmade, ODEWOLE O. Mojisola

Osun State University Library, Osogbo, Nigeria

Global Journal of Library and Information Science

In the face of the eminence position of serials usage amongst the resources acquired in the library most especially academic libraries despite their exceptional values as a reliable and dependent for researchers and the increasing cost of their acquisition, serials have not been satisfactorily utilized by the postgraduate students in tertiary institutions. This study, therefore, was undertaken to find out the availability and use of serials among postgraduate students in Osun State University and how this affects their academic performance. The population of the study consisted of 140 postgraduate students, with an ultimate high return rate. The findings of the study revealed that postgraduate students acknowledged the existence of serials. However, the study identified problems that are against the effective use of serials which need to be tackled to ensure that patrons are satisfied. Hence, the recommendations made consist of the provision of necessary infrastructural facilities that will make the library conducive for the users. Similarly, the management should organize information literacy skills seminar for the library users to help them to acquire skills on how to search for and locate the information resources needed in the library.

Keywords: Serials availability; Academic Library; Osun State University; Serials Collection; Postgraduate.

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KOMOLAFE, Ranmilowo Saidat, GBOTOSHO, Ajibola Sunmade, ODEWOLE O. Mojisola.Serials Availability and Use in Nigeria Academic Libraries By The Postgraduate Students Of Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria .Global Journal of Library and Information Science, 2020, 3:20


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