ABS: Smith, Mapping the literature of dietetics
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Record 3 of 49 in MEDLINE (R) 1999/11-1999/12
TI: Mapping the literature of dietetics.
AD: Del E. Webb Memorial Library, Loma Linda University, California 92350, USA.
SO: Bull-Med-Libr-Assoc. 1999 Jul; 87(3): 292-7
AB: Research on the literature of dietetics, apart from the broader field of
nutrition, has not been reported in the literature. The purpose of this
bibliometric study was to identify the core journals of dietetics and to
determine the extent of indexing coverage for these journals. The study
was conducted as part of a larger project, the Project for Mapping the
Literature of Allied Health, sponsored by the Nursing and Allied Health
Resources Section of the Medical Library Association. Citations appearing
in three journals between 1995 and 1997 were analyzed by the methodology
common to studies in the project. Results revealed that dietetic
literature relies heavily on journal literature and on those journals that
are from associated health sciences fields. Of the indexing services
examined, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica and MEDLINE provided the most complete
coverage of the literature. The study's findings have implications for
those involved with the literature of dietetics.
MIME: Databases,-Bibliographic; Libraries,-Medical; Library-Associations
MJME: *Abstracting-and-Indexing; *Bibliography-; *Bibliometrics-; *Dietetics-;
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