Journal or Book Title
portal: Libraries and the Academy
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.
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Kushkowski, Jeffrey D., "Web Citation by Graduate Students: A Comparison of Print and Electronic Theses" (2005). Reference and Instruction Publications and Papers. 60.