ERIC Number: EJ1055416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of La Literatura: A Reference Study of Spanish and Latin American Literature
Nolen, David S.
College & Research Libraries, v71 n1 p9-19 Jan 2010
The goal of this study is to examine the characteristics of scholarly communication, with particular emphasis on the usage of the monograph, in the field of Spanish and Latin American literature over a 30-year period. In addition, this study examines the age of materials referenced in an effort to gain insight into the shelf-life of these materials. Although monographs and literary works predominated, the usage of volumes of collected essays showed significant increase. Monographs, collected essays, and journal articles published within the preceding 20-25 years were most referenced.
Descriptors: Latin American Literature, Spanish Literature, Use Studies, Time Perspective, Library Materials, Library Services, Literary Genres, Library Research, Information Sources, Primary Sources, Citation Analysis, Journal Articles, Bibliometrics
Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://crl.acrl.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A