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Type :thesis
Subject :Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Main Author :Firdausiah Ahamad
Title :Collection evaluation through citation analysis techniques: a case study of masters student at Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Pembangunan Manusia
Year of Publication :2019
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
This study applies citation analysis method to examine the use of information resource by students of the Master in Education , Faculty Human Development at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) in preparing their thesis. References from 20 thesis in a year 2017 submitted at Tuanku Bainun Library were examined for : types of resources; format of the resources, year and age of publication, library holdings whether the is adequately responding their student’s research demand and the impact factors of the journals used in student writing. The aim of this study is to improve the existing collection development available for the student and the librarians can utilised it to support research needs. As a result, the study shows that books and journals are still the most used sources for information. The library had provide 70 per cent of the citations available and were supplied for the students to be used. This study also indicates that citation analysis is a good tool in promoting the library’s impact for sustainability in the future and the significant of library roles in supporting students for their academic journey. Based on the results. recommendations were made for user education program on current library resources should be incorporated with current and latest subscription. Not only that, classes or workshop using Mendeley or citation builder must be compulsory to the masters’ student in UPSI so that there is no incomplete citation.


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