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ACADEMIC INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIOUR OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN NIGERIAN FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES
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The study aims to understand the academic information-seeking behaviour of undergraduate students of history and international studies in Nigerian federal universities. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The study respondents were South-East federal universities undergraduate students of 100-400 levels in South-East, Nigeria's history and international studies department. The study was borne out of the numerous behavioural patterns exhibited by undergraduate students, history, and international studies undergraduate students inclusive for them to excel in their academic pursuits. 110 undergraduate students of history and international studies were sampled for the study. In determining the sample size, a random sampling technique was adopted. To gather relevant data for the study, a questionnaire method was employed. The findings revealed that history and international studies undergraduate students use the internet more often than textbooks and academic journals among others to gain educational information.