Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

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Information needs of law students in Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

Marcus L. Isebe, Efe F. Ejedafiru, Urhibo Emo-Okpidi


The study investigated the issues in information needs of law students in Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. The descriptive survey research method was used for this study. The population for the study is one thousand and twenty-nine (1,029) students with a sample size of one hundred and five (105) respondents. The data collection instrument used was the questionnaire. The findings revealed that the major information needs of law students are information on academics, information on legal issues, information on innovative ideas/exploratory knowledge, information on current research as well as information on personal growth and development. Based on these findings, conclusion was drawn; suggestions and recommendations were also given that as future lawyers, law students need information to excel in their legal profession. The study recommends that adequate information resources should be provided to law students and they should be adequately educated and trained on how to effectively seek and use them to satisfy their information needs.

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