ABS: Smith, Mapping the literature of dietetics

Gretchen Whitney gwhitney at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Tue Nov 30 18:38:06 EST 1999

Record 3 of 49 in MEDLINE (R) 1999/11-1999/12

TI:  Mapping the literature of dietetics.
AU:  Smith-AM
AD:  Del E. Webb Memorial Library, Loma Linda University, California 92350, USA.
SO:  Bull-Med-Libr-Assoc. 1999 Jul; 87(3): 292-7
ISSN:  0025-7338
PY:  1999
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-;
TG:  Comparative-Study
AN:  1999356437
UD:  199911

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