Using Online Databases to Determine the Correlation between Ranked Lists of Journals.
Final rept. 1 Jul-30 Dec 84,
DEFENSE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY WASHINGTON DC TECHNICAL AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION CENTER
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This research showed the feasibility of using online databases to help librarians in the selection of journals for the Defense Communications Agency. The purpose of the study was to use citation analysis and statistical testing in journal selection. Bibliographic databases, available to most technical libraries, were used in the research. Development of a selection policy for journals requires authoritative evidence from several sources to justify the cost of the journals selected. The results of the research implied that the procedure may be useful in developing journal selection policies for the Defense Communications Agency. Keywords Information science Information theory Information retrieval Libraries Library automation Serials Serials control Citation analysis Periodicals.
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