Environmental Microbiology : A Database Coverage Study

Speare, Marie Environmental Microbiology : A Database Coverage Study. Science & Technology Libraries, 2008, vol. 29, n. 1. (In Press) [Journal article (Paginated)]


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The purpose of this study was to compare database coverage in the area of environmental microbiology. Journal titles important in the subject were identified and checked for coverage in relevant databases. A random sample of journal citations from Environmental Microbiology, a key journal in the area, was checked for coverage in eight databases. Web of Science found the highest number of references in the sample whereas Scopus found the second highest number of references. Subject-specific databases covered a large portion of the references in the sample but were not as comprehensive as the interdisciplinary databases.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Environmental microbiology, database coverage, overlap studies, indexes and abstracts
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HL. Databases and database Networking.
Depositing user: Marie Speare
Date deposited: 06 Aug 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:11
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/11790


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