Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2005

Journal or Book Title

portal: Libraries and the Academy

Volume

5

Issue

2

First Page

259

Last Page

276

DOI

10.1353/pla.2005.0028

Abstract

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.

Comments

This article is from portal: Libraries and the Academy 5 (2005): 259–276, doi:10.1353/pla.2005.0028. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Johns Hopkins University Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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