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ERIC Number: ED423897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 36
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Evaluation of the Chemistry Collection of a Four-Year College Library by Means of Textbook Citation Analysis.
Powell, Diana L.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the chemistry collection of the College of Wooster's Chemistry Library. In particular, the extent to which the library supports the curriculum of the chemistry and biochemistry program by providing additional sources to supplement course textbooks was evaluated. Focus was on materials present in the collection on the College of Wooster campus, but the extent to which materials can be obtained through resource sharing was also considered. The study addressed: the extent of overlap of the College of Wooster's holdings with the materials cited in its required chemistry books; whether this overlap differs for the various subfields of chemistry and whether the overlap of monograph citations differs from that of journal citations; and whether this data indicates that the College of Wooster's chemistry collection is of high or low quality, gaps in its coverage, and suggestions that can be made for improvement. A total of eight undergraduate textbooks were examined for citations. (AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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