Citation study of LIS dissertations for collection development

Yeap, Chun Keat and Kaur, Kiran (2017) Citation study of LIS dissertations for collection development. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, 13 (2). pp. 29-47. ISSN 1394-6234,

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This study applies citation analysis method to examine the use of information resources by postgraduate students of Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) in preparing their dissertation at the University of Malaya. References from a sample of 40 MLIS thesis from the period 2000-2005 were examined for: year of publication; author; source title; bibliographic format; language; subject category; and place of publication. Core journal titles are compared with Journal Citation Report (JCR) listing and also for availability at the University of Malaya library. The study shows that journals and books are still the most used sources for information and there is a steady increase in the use of electronic media by LIS researchers. Authorship pattern indicates preference for single authored works. This study serves as a baseline indicator of resources used by LIS researchers. It can be utilised by librarians to focus collection development to support research needs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 06-79676402
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibliometrics; Citation Analysis; Authorship Pattern; Library & Information Science Research; Journal Ranking
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Mior Ibrahim Mior Norahan
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 06:45
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2020 04:29

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