Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2015

Abstract

This study takes a multidimensional approach to citation analysis, examining citations in multiple subfields of engineering, from both scholarly journals and doctoral dissertations. The three major goals of the study are to determine whether there are differences between citations drawn from dissertations and those drawn from journal articles; to test a methodology incorporating both internal and external citation sources; and to explore the citation habits of researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subfields. The results reveal variations in how STEM subfields conduct research in career and academic settings and are more nuanced than internal or external citation data alone can provide. The results have practical collection development implications.

Publication Title

College & Research Libraries

Volume

76

Issue

7

First Page

859

Last Page

882

Required Publisher's Statement

College & Research Libraries is the official, bi-monthly, online-only scholarly research journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Scientific literature--Methodology; Technical literature--Methodology; Mathematical literature--Methodology; Collection development (Libraries)

Genre/Form

Articles

Digital Format

application/pdf

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Language

English

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