Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-2008

Journal or Book Title

portal: Libraries and the Academy

Volume

8

Issue

4

First Page

387

Last Page

405

DOI

10.1353/pla.0.0024

Abstract

This article reports the findings of a study conducted to examine the types of information used by graduate students in the fields of biological and agricultural sciences at Iowa State University (ISU). The citations of doctoral dissertations submitted in nine agriculture and biological science subject fields (crop production and physiology; molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; entomology; genetics; microbiology; plant breeding; plant pathology; plant physiology; and soil science) at ISU from 1997–2006 were analyzed. The article discusses the types and ages of resources cited in the different subject fields studied. The most cited journals in each discipline were identified, and the journal title dispersion was examined.

Comments

This article is from portal: Libraries and the Academy 8 (2008): 387–405, doi:10.1353/pla.0.0024. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Johns Hopkins University Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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