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Using and reading scholarly literature

King D, Tenopir C ...see all

Annu. Rev. Inf. Sci. Technol., vol. 34 (1999) pp. 423-477 Published by Information Today

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Abstract

Reviews the literature on scholarly journal demand, use, and readership over the past 40 to 50 years. Discusses: journal demand; journal use; use of separate copies of articles; readership of articles; time and cost of reading; usefulness and value of article information; information-seeking patterns; age of articles read; factors affecting information seeking and reading. Provides examples of quantitative results. (Contains 249 references.) (AEF)

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  • Library and Information Science
  • Research Practice
  • Scientific reading
  • Use analysis

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Authors

  • D W King

  • C Tenopir

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