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Title: Geoscientists' Access and Retrieval of Journal Articles in an Electronic World
Authors: Hallmark, Julie
Keywords: Geoscientists
Journal Articles
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) http://www.geoinfo.org/
Citation: Geoscientists' Access and Retrieval of Journal Articles in an Electronic World. 1999. Geoscience Information Society Proceedings 29:67-74.
Series/Report no.: Published Papers;A-1999-006
Abstract: This research investigates the methods of access and retrieval of journal articles which were cited during 1998 by geoscientists from academia, government, and industry. These citations, originally published during 1995-97, were chosen from the bibliographies of current articles in twenty selected journal titles. As a group, these twenty journals were chosen with the goal of representing variety and quality. Each of 107 authors received a personalized letter and brief questionnaire which addressed methods of access and retrieval of one of their cited articles. A very large majority of those participating in the study reported that they used traditional (nonelectronic) methods for both access and retrieval. They also commented on problems and issues in geoscience communication which concerned them. The data provide a snapshot of current information-seeking behavior which may aid in collection development decisions. The return rate of 74% suggests a high level of concern among geologists for their journal literature.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/708
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