Accessing Indian university research literature : importance of ETDs in the verge of UGC-InfoNet

Vijayakumar, J. K. and Murthy, T. A. V. and Khan, M. T. M. Accessing Indian university research literature : importance of ETDs in the verge of UGC-InfoNet., 2004 . In 22nd National Convention & Conference on Digital Information Exchange: Pathways to Build Global Information Society (SIS 2004), Chennai (India), 22-23 January 2004. [Conference paper]


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Describes the importance of grey literature in the form of doctoral theses in Indian Universities. It introduces the idea of electronic theses and dissertations

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Grey Literature,ETDs
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HB. Gray literature.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
Depositing user: Dr. J. K. Vijayakumar
Date deposited: 19 Feb 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02


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