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Volume 16, Issue 3


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INFORMATION NEEDS AND USE OF HUMANITIES RESEARCHERS: A BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Zainab Awang Ngah, Goi Sook Sze,
   
This is a quantitative analysis of 100 references retrieved on information use and needs of humanities researchers. They consist of journal articles (57%), dissertations (26%), conference proceedings (11%) and books (6%). Threejournal titles were found to contribute more than a third of the articles on this subject. About 88% (23) of the dissertations are doctoral theses submitted to universities in the United States. About 51% of the retrieved items were published between 1980- 1989 which form the peak of studies in this area and the situation stabilizes to an average of about two studies a year in the post 1990 years. The bulk of the studies are about characteristics of information sources used and of these citation studies are predominant. Information needs and use in the field of literature, history and music (62% ; 41) constitute the bulk of studies in this area. The review studies are under three categories; the library and humanities scholars; research and information seeking behaviour of the humanities researchers and the characteristics of sources used

PUBLIC HOLIDAY USAGE OF THE MEDICAL LIBRARY - A Survey
Janaki Sinnasamy,
   




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