Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Adubika, T. (2007). Serials Management in Polytechnic Libraries in Nigeria: A Comparative Study of Kaduna Polytechnic and Yaba College of Technology Libraries. Samaru Journal of Information Studies. 7 (2). Retrieved from:

Aliyu, M. (2012). Availability and use of serial publications in post-primary school libraries in Minna, Nigeria. A research project submitted to the Department of Library and Information Technology, School of Science and Science Education. Federal University of Technology, Minna. Retrieved from:

Anunobi, C.V., Nwakwuo, O.P. and Ezejiofor, V.O. (2010). Serials acquisition problems in Nigerian Federal University Libraries. International Journal of Library and Information Science 2(7), pp. 137-142. Retrieved from:

Berry, P.L. (1961). Serial Publications. Retrieved from:

Blackwell, L.S. (2014). The Value of Serials in Academic and Special Libraries. Retrieved from:

Chitumbo, E.M.M., Chipasha, F.M., Tembo, S.G. and Banda, J. (2016). Access to and usage of print serial publications in the University of Zambia (unza) Library. Retrieved from:

Hameed, A. B. and Osunrinade, O. A. (2010). Students’ perception and utilization of serial materials in The Polytechnic Ibadan Library, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Education and Society. 1 (2&3). Retrieved from:

Kidd, T. (2001). The Work of the Serials Librarian. Retrieved from:

Nutsupkui, E. and Owusu-Ansah, C.M. (2017). Awareness and Use of Serials in an African University Library: Faculty and Students’ Perspective. Information Management and Business Review. 9(1), pp. 39-48. Retrieved from:

Ogunniyi, S.O., Akerele, J.A. and Afolabi, A.F. (2011). Use of Serial Publications by the Academic Staff of School of Arts and Social Sciences in Adeyemi College of Education Ondo State, Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). Retrieved from:

Olubiyo, P.O., Ogunniyi, S.O., Ademilua, S.O. and Akanmidu-Fagbemi, V.Y. (2019). A Survey of Information Literacy Skills among Undergraduates of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria. . Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). Retrieved from:

Owolabi, K.K., Aderibigbe, N.A., Okorie, C.N. and Ibrahim, R.O. (2012). Availability and Use of Serial Collections by Post Graduate Students in Nigerian Universities. International Research: Journal of Library & Information Science 2 (1). Retrieved from:

Tomomowo-Ayodele, S.O. and Hameed, A.B. (2018). Evaluation of students’ access to serial publications in three selected universities in Ogun state, Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). Retrieved from:

Sambo, A. S. and Akpojotor, O.L. (2016). Undergraduates’ perception and utilization of serial materials in Federal University of Petroleum Resources Library. American Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 1(1): 1-9. Retrieved from:


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.