Web Citations in Indian Theses: Exploring the Usage and Attributes


Author(s): Rupesh Kumar A

The present study examined randomly selected electronic theses in Library and Information Science for prevalence of Web citations and explored various attributes such as type of content, accessibility, domain composition, path depth, file formats, and URL character length. 2125 Web citations were extracted from 285 ETDs. Majority of Web citations were for journal articles, and least for theses and dissertations. More than half (51%) of the Web citations had DOI. The rate of accessibility of Web citations was 85.14%.

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