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Field Guides in Academe: A Citation Study

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Title: Field Guides in Academe: A Citation Study
Author(s): Schmidt, Diane
Subject(s): field guides citation analysis
Abstract: Field guides are common in libraries but are generally not considered scholarly. This study examines citations to fifty field guides to determine how they were used in scholarly publications, finding that field guides are frequently cited as a source of data on the ranges, habits, and descriptions of plants and animals.
Issue Date: 2006-05
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation Info: Journal of Academic Librarianship 32(4):274-285
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0099-1333
DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2006.02.014
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-11-14

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