Campus Units

Journalism and Communication, Greenlee School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Spring 2005

Journal or Book Title

Iowa Journal of Communication

Volume

37

Issue

1

First Page

77

Last Page

86

Abstract

Vanishing online references are becoming a problem for scholars. This exploratory study examines use of online citations.focusing on 2003 AEJMC conference papers accepted by the Communication Technology and Policy division. Authors analyze papers using URL reference addresses in bibliographies and document some 40% of online citations being unavailable a year later. Results show that .edu is the most stable domain. Error messages for "dead" URL addresses also are explored. Finally authors offer much needed recommendations for researchers who use Internet citations.

Comments

This article is published as Bugeja, M., & Dimitrova, D. V. (2005). Exploring the half-life of Internet footnotes. The Iowa Journal of Communication, 37(1), 77-86. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Iowa Communication Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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