AWARENESS AND USE OF SPECIAL COLLECTION SERVICES BY POST GRADUATE STUDENTS IN DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA

Abstract

Author(s): Akporido, C., Ikolo, V.E.

This study investigated the awareness and use of Special Collection Services by post graduate students at Delta State University, Abraka. The study population consisted of the postgraduate students in the faculties of Education and Social Sciences of Delta State University, Abraka. The accidental sampling technique was employed. Results revealed that most postgraduate students are not aware of some of the information resources available in Special Collection Division. Dissertations, theses, books and dictionaries are the most used of all the information sources available in the division; also the study showed that although information sources such as reports, maps, manuals and gazettes always contain current and relevant data suitable for research, most postgraduate students do not make use of them, only a few of the postgraduate students under study make use of Special Collection Division. Of the postgraduate students that make use of Special Collection Division, only a few are satisfied with the services that are offered in the division.

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