Five Years Later: Predicting Student Use of Journals in a New Water Resources Graduate Program

TitleFive Years Later: Predicting Student Use of Journals in a New Water Resources Graduate Program
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsWirth, AA, Mellinger, M
JournalIssues in Science & Technology Librarianship
AbstractUsing citation analysis, the authors examined the journals cited in theses and dissertations over the first five years of the Water Resources Graduate Program at Oregon State University. These journal titles were compared to the titles predicted as being important in the 2003 Oregon State University Libraries new program (Category I) review. A preliminary core list of journals for this highly interdisciplinary program had been created for the Category I review from faculty publications, Journal Citation Reports, and Interlibrary Loan ({ILL)} requests. Through comparison of the citations in the students' works with the data compiled for the Category I, and a review of current {ILL} requests, the authors address whether the initial review predicted student use, which sources were most valuable for predicting use, and how analysis of student citations can add to the strength of the original core journal list. [{ABSTRACT} {FROM} {AUTHOR]} Copyright of Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship is the property of Association of College & Research Libraries and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)