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Identifying the Core Periodical Literature of the Agricultural Communications Documentation Center

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Title: Identifying the Core Periodical Literature of the Agricultural Communications Documentation Center
Author(s): Zumalt, Joseph R.
Subject(s): Agricultural Communications Documentation Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Library Microsoft Access database Web searching core journals periodicals
Abstract: “Agricultural communications” is an emerging field which is naturally both part of the “agriculture” and “communications” literature. However, it is much broader than just a subset of each. The coverage of standard databases such as CAB Abstracts and Communication Abstracts, while a good start, does not sufficiently cover the field. The Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has, over the last quarter century, worked to help define and collect this literature, by identifying relevant documents and entering them into a Web-searchable Microsoft Access database. An analysis of this database reveals important clues concerning the literature of agricultural communications. Of the nearly 30,000 documents within the ACDC collection, periodical articles comprise a little over one half, from a core list of 45 periodicals within the ACDC collection. More than one half of these core periodicals are outside the traditional agriculture and life science literature; approximately one third are scholarly journals.
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Haworth Press, Inc.
Citation Info: Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, vol. 8, no. 3, 2007
Genre: Article
Type: Dataset / SpreadsheetText
Language: English
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-01-11

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