ISSN: 2249 - 0213

     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Availability and Use of Serial Collections by Post Graduate Students in Nigerian Universities

The study examines the availability and use of serial collections by post graduates students in Nigerian universities. Simple random sampling technique was used to select six hundred and sixty nine post graduate students from four universities in the country. A questionnaire was used as the main instrument of data collection. The findings revealed that all serial units used for the study have journals, newspaper, magazines, CD-ROM data base and online journals and the major reason for using the serials is basically for research purposes. The paper recommends that the university managements should make reasonable budgets for serials section in order to subscribe to relevant and educative serial materials and information communication and technology resources should be made available in the serials.

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