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ERIC Number: EJ792755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Web Citation by Graduate Students: A Comparison of Print and Electronic Theses
Kushkowski, Jeffrey D.
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v5 n2 p259-276 Apr 2005
This article reports on the Web citation behavior of print and electronic thesis authors at Iowa State and Virginia Tech from 1997 to 2003. Citations from print theses were compared with those submitted as an electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD). This study suggests that students who are required to publish their theses digitally exhibit citation behavior that is no different from students who produce their theses in print. Web citations accounted for 2.2 percent of citations in print theses and 5.4 percent of citations in ETDs. Persistence of Web citations was uniformly poor. The implications for library services and future research directions are discussed. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures, and 48 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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