Business: Bibliographies & Bibliometrics

Whether citation chasing for a library client or applying methods of citation analysis to better understand your users, bibliographies and bibliometrics are important in information seeking activities.

Citation Indexes

While not indexed as well as the sciences, librarians are increasingly using online citation indexes to assist users in better understanding relationships among references. A couple subscription-based indexes are listed below.

Google Scholar is gaining in popularity because it often accesses lesser known articles in business.

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Use one of the citation indexes to trace the origins of an idea. Create an infographic to show your results.

Using Citation Analysis

Library scholars can use citation analysis to better understand how students are using information sources.

Read Chan, Kam C.; Fung, Hung-Gay; & Yah, Jot (July 2013). Predominant sources and contributions of influential business ethics research: evidence and implications from a threshold citation analysis. Business Ethics: A European Review, 22(3).

Backhaus, Klaus; Lugger, Kai; & Koch, Matthias (2011). The structure and evolution of business-to-business marketing: a citation and co-citation analysis. Industrial Marketing Management, 40, 940-951.

Dewland, Jason C. (2011). A local citation analysis of a business school faculty. A comparison of the what, what, where, and when of their citations. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 16(2), 145-158.

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