Abstract

This study uses citation analysis to examine students’ dissertations and theses in history, psychology, and education, noting changes in research practices since the introduction of electronic journals and other online sources. Some findings challenge earlier studies, showing that students are making greater use of journal backfiles and that this trend may be driving them toward monographs with a wider range of publication years. While the disparate research styles between the broad categories of sciences and humanities and social sciences are generally understood, this study also shows significant differences among students within humanities and social sciences programs. However, all disciplines in this study seem to be invigorated by their access to electronic resources.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-7131
Print ISSN
1531-2542
Pages
pp. 551-573
Launched on MUSE
2011-01-13
Open Access
No
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