Awareness, Accessibility and Use of Serial Publications among Undergraduate Students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo
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The research was on awareness, accessibility and use of serial publications among undergraduate students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo. Five research questions guided the study. 100 copies of questionnaire were administered to the respondents in the College Library through face to face method in order to collect data. Simple Random sampling technique was also used for the study. In the data analysis, frequency counts, simple percentages, mean and standard deviation were used for the statistical analysis. The findings revealed that that the level of students’ awareness of serial materials in Adeyemi College of Education Library is low. It also indicated the level of students’ use of serial publications in the Library as low. The findings show the challenges confronting students’ use of serial materials in the Library as poor internet services, lack of up-to-date serial collections, mutilations of the materials, unfriendly attitude of serial staff and inability to use journals for research. The paper concluded that the users are fairly aware of the serial publications available in the library and this could be the reason for poor use. The study recommended that proper awareness should be created among students for maximum utilization of the serial publications.