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Title: Using local citation data to relate the use of journal articles by academic researchers to the coverage of full-text document access systems
Authors: Jacobs, Neil
Woodfield, Julie
Morris, Anne
Keywords: Electronic publishing
Journal publishing
User studies
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Emerald
Citation: JACOBS, N., WOODFIELD, J. and MORRIS, A., 2000. Using local citation data to relate the use of journal articles by academic researchers to the coverage of full-text document access systems. Journal of Documentation, 56 (5), pp. 563-581.
Abstract: The methodology and findings are presented of an empirical study comparing local citation patterns with the holdings lists of a number of sources of journal articles. These sources were the British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC and the BL inside service, library holdings, ProQuest Direct, SearchBank, EiText and a linking system including both the Geobase database and the BLDSC. The value of local citation figures is discussed, as is the concept of a 'core' of journal titles, from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Using these figures to represent the local use of journal articles, the coverage of the document sources was found to vary widely. Unsurprisingly, the BLDSC was found to offer the widest coverage. Newer, electronic systems generally fared less well, but may offer other advantages.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Journal of Documentation [© Emerald] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007128
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1108/EUM0000000007128
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9881
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007128
ISSN: 0022-0418
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