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Citation analysis of doctoral theses submitted to the department of library, archival and information studies, university of Ibadan, Nigeria between 1970-2014

Mobolaji Oluwaseun Adu, Iyabo Mabawonku


This is a bibliometric study carried out on eighty doctoral theses submitted to the Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of Ibadan, with the aim of determining the characteristics of citations in the theses. Most of the citations were to journals and books. Majority of the sources cited were old. Also, most reference materials were foreign in origin. The study highlights the need for more grants to ease the purchase of more recent and relevant materials for research work. Indigenous publishers are also encouraged to motivate indigenous authors to publish in local journals.

Keywords: Bibliometrics, Citation analysis, Doctoral students, Doctoral theses, Library and Information Studies, University of Ibadan

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