Nabe, Jonathan, Imre, Andrea. Dissertation Citations in Organismal Biology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale: Implications for Collection Development. Issues in Science and Technology Leadership. Number 55. Fall 2008
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Author: Nabe, Jonathan, Imre, Andrea
Title: Dissertation Citations in Organismal Biology at Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale: Implications for Collection Development
Source: Issues in Science and Technology Leadership. Number 55. Fall 2008
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