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Library Progress(International)( Library Science)(Started in 1981)
eISSN: 2320 317X
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DOI: 10.5958/2320-317X
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Library Progress(International)( Library Science)(Started in 1981)
Year : 2019, Volume & Issue : LIB PRO. 39(2), JUL-DEC 2019
Page No. : 285-288, Article Type : Original Aticle
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-317X.2019.00031.X (Received on 15.03.2019, Accepted on 03.07.2019)

Citation Analysis of Ph. D. Thesis Submitted in the Department of Psychology at HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar (Uttarakhand)

Pramod Kumar Singh*, Dr. Ramkesh Chauhan**
Author’s Affiliation : *Assistant Professor, Department of Library Science, University of Jammu, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180006, India. **Librarian, K.L. Polytechnic, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India.

Corresponding Author : Pramod Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Library Science, University of Jammu, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180006, India.,
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Abstract

The Ph. D. Thesis submitted in the Department of Psychology accepted by H.N.B. Garhwal Central University Srinagar (Uttarakhand) are taken as the source data for this study. A total of 18 thesis studied generated a total of 3442 citations. Distribution of citations by forms of documents, core journals, distribution of journals by frequency of citations, year wise and country wise distribution of journal articles cited were analyzed.  The results reveal that journals are the most preferred sources of information used by researchers in the field of Psychology accounting for 42.71% of total citations. Most of the citations cited from journals are from USA accounting 40.18 percent. This study will also provide guidelines in the decision making process with regard to acquisition and organization of documents and in quality collection of H.N.B. Garhwal University Library.

Keywords

Citation; Psychology.
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