Information Use Pattern by Pediatrician:A Bibliometric Study


  • Kuvempu University, Dept. of Library and Information Science, 577 451, India


Study is based on 3401 references appended to the 61 M.D. Pediatric dissertations submitted to the J.J.M. Medical College, Davanagere. Authors have attempted to determine the average number of reference per dissertation, forms of documents, authorship pattern, obsolescence of literature and percentage of cited periodicals available in the library. Results indicates that periodicals (79.12%) are the highly utilised source. Three authors (25.3%) write major percentages of articles. 25.98% and 76.70% cited journals and journal articles respectively are available in the J.J.M. Medical College Library, Davanagere, Karnataka.


Paediatric Dissertations, Bibliometric Study, Information Use Pattern.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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