Characteristics of engineering citations

Linda R. Musser, Thomas W. Conkling

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Broad-based citation studies in engineering have been done infrequently over the years, with most such studies being performed in specific engineering disciplines. A current snapshot of the materials being cited in a wide cross section of engineering is presented in this paper. The study involved analyzing nearly 5000 citations taken from a representative selection of scholarly journals. The data can be viewed as a benchmark as to the types of materials currently being used by a wide range of engineers engaged in re-search as well as being useful in collection management decisions. [Article copies available fivm The Haworlh Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-49
Number of pages9
JournalScience and Technology Libraries
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 24 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences


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