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A study was conducted to examine academic social media use for research among postgraduate students of the Tai Solarin University of Education in Nigeria. Survey research design and random sampling were adopted to select 500 out of 2,473 postgraduate population of Tai Solarin University of Education. Out of 500 questionnaires administered 467 were returned and collated of which 403 questionnaires were found useful for the study. Statistical Packages for Social Sciences software version 20 was used to analyse data using descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Findings revealed that surveyed postgraduates use academic social media for every aspect of research activities; there is awareness of academic social media sites among the respondents while the frequency of use of academic social media sites among the respondents falls below average. The study recommends that postgraduates should collaborate more with researchers on academic social media to help them improve the quality of their research.