Citation Analysis of Dissertation, Thesis, and Research Paper References in Workforce Education and Development

Waugh, C. Keith; Ruppel, Margie
July 2004
Journal of Academic Librarianship;Jul2004, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p276
Academic Journal
Citation analysis of 265 Workforce Education and Development (WED) dissertations, theses, and graduate research papers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) was used to (1) determine core serials in the discipline, (2) provide Morris Library with a guide to serials acquisition and maintenance in the discipline, and (3) provide future WED students with a core list of WED journals. This study has applicability as a specific instance of applied citation analysis as well as for academic librarians faced with acquiring and maintaining serials in WED.


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