Titles of LIS textbooks and research articles : a bibliometric study

Tiew, Wai Sin and Sen, B. K. and Kaur, Kiran and Lee, Lily Titles of LIS textbooks and research articles : a bibliometric study. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, 1997, vol. 2, n. 1, pp. 51-62. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Studies the number of keywords in the titles of library and information science textbooks and research articles. Results indicate that on an average the number of keywords in the titles of research articles and textbooks are 7.7 and 5 respectively and prove the hypothesis that the number of keywords in textbook titles is less than that of the research article titles

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Library and information science, research articles, textbooks, titles, words
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: W. S. Tiew
Date deposited: 01 Mar 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:06
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/9041


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