PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(XI)/16-25/4

AUTHOR: Dr.M.Ravichandran , Dr. K. Manoharan and Dr Gorantla Siva Prasad

TITLE :BIBLIOMETRIC STUDY OF BIBLIOGRAPHY CITATIONS IN PH.D. THESES IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES ACCEPTED BY THE COCHIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CUSAT), COCHIN: 1990-2012

ABSTRACT:The present study investigated the preferences and usage of different types of resources used by the research scholars from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin to write PhD theses in the discipline of physical Sciences. The citations examined different type of literature cited such as journal articles, books, Conferences, Manuals, Patents, Reference books, Dissertations, Reports, Electronic Resources, Standards, Monographs, Magazines, Unpublished and Unidentified. The results indicate that researchers have cited nearly 83.09% of journals used for their research; the researchers have cited more foreign journals.

KEYWORDS: Bibliometrics, Citation Study, PhD Theses, Bibliographies, physical Sciences physics and Chemistry.

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