American Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

Volume 1, Number 1 (2016) pp 1-9 doi 10.20448/journal.801/2016.1.1/801.1.1.9 | Research Articles


Undergraduates Perception and Utilization of Serial Materials in Federal University of Petroleum Resources Library

Sambo, Atanda Saliu 1Akpojotor Oji Lucky 2
1 Librarian, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE) Delta State
2 Librarian Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE) Delta State


This study assessed the undergraduates’ perception and utilization of serial materials in Federal University of Petroleum Resources Library. The study sample population comprised 1,365 registered library users’ registration statistics 2014/2015 academic session. The instrument used for data collection in this study was questionnaire. The major findings of the study revealed that main library serial section had highest respondents whereas newspapers and thesis were the serial materials regularly used by the respondents while some never or hardly used journals. The major challenges confronting utilize of serial units in Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun were some serial materials are not easily accessible, lack of space in serial section, delay in supplying of daily and lack of journals in my area of study etc. The followings recommendations were made; articles should be organized to improve students’ knowledge/skills, lecturers should mandate the students to use journals, librarians should device other strategies of enlighten library users, serial section should be expanded, Training and seminar on the use of journals, among others.


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