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Doctoral Research output of the Punjabi University, Patiala in Library and Information Science-2017:

Library Herald Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 3 First page : ( 99) Last page : ( 113) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00026.9

Doctoral Research output of the Punjabi University, Patiala in Library and Information Science-2017: A Census

Kaur Prabhjot* *Research Scholar, RIMT University, Mandi, Gobindgarh, Punjab, India Abstract The purpose of this paper is to determine the type of cited literature, prolific authors, and interest of researchers in citing Indian or foreign authors in doctoral theses submitted to the Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala during 1994–2017. The study presents the year wise distribution of theses, supervisor wise research output, subject wise analysis and gender wise distribution. As theses provide a convenient source of bibliographies for examination, the authors conducted a citation analysis of all doctoral theses completed during the period 1994 to 2017. Bibliographic data was extracted from each citation in the reference list(s), bibliographies and analyzed using Microsoft Excel and SPSS. The findings show that students use a significantly greater number of scholarly journal articles than any other type of source. The study finds that 26 theses have been awarded during the time period and most of the research has been conducted on information seeking behavior and information literacy. Out of total, 53.84% theses have been awarded during the period 2010–2017.This paper's findings will prove useful to develop lists of core journals for Punjabi University Library. The findings will help managing existing collections and provide a base for informed decision-making as regards journal subscriptions and cancellations. Keywords LIS research, Doctoral theses, Punjabi University, Citation management software.

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