STUDENTS' PERCEPTION AND UTILIZATION OF SERIAL MATERIALS IN THE POLYTECHNIC IBADAN LIBRARY, NIGERIA
Hameed, A. B. and Osunrinade, O. A.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
A survey research, which focused on students' perception and utilization of serial materials in the polytechnic library, Ibadan was conducted. All the students in the polytechnic of Ibadan constituted the population of the study. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select the sample. A questionnaire dealing with students' perception and utilization of serial materials was administered on 500 students of the polytechnic. Data collected were analyzed mainly with frequency counts and simple percentage. Findings of the study indicate that polytechnic students make use of serial materials occasionally. Majority of the students are fairly satisfied with the serial materials that are available in the library. The paper concluded that the serial materials should be easily accessible to the students so that they will be well disposed towards their usage.