Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Clark, S. 2010. “Research performance in undergraduates receiving face to face versus online library instruction: A citation analysis”. Journal of Library Administration 50(5/6). doi: 10.1080/01930826.2010.488599.

Cooke, R, and Rosenthal D. 2011. “Students use more books after library instruction: An analysis of undergraduate paper citations”. College & Research Libraries 72(4): 332-343.

Fordham University Libraries 2018. “Research methods and citation analysis.

Fordham Library Guides”. Retrieved March 21, 2018 from

Gathoni, N., Gikandi, J., Ratnaya, F., Njoroge, E., Wasike, E., Kiilu, D. and Kabugu A. 2011. “Monitoring and evaluation of electronic resources in academic and research institutions in Kenya”. http://www.inasp.inf.

Grochowski, P. 2014. “Citation analysis guide from University of Michigan”.

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Gupta, J. and Khare V. P. 2013. “Citation analysis of Ph.D. theses of LIS in Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar”. International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technolgy 3(2).

Idiegbeyan-ose, J., Nkiko, C. and Osinulu I. 2016. “Awareness and Perception of Plagiarism of Postgraduate Students in Selected Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria”. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal).

Ilo, P., Idiegbeyan-ose, J., Adebayo, O. and Osinulu I. 2015. “Management of Theses and Projects in Selected University Libraries in Ogun State, Nigeria”. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal).

Iroaganachi, M. A., Itsekor , V. and Osinulu I. 2014. “Citation Analysis of Social Science Research: A Case Study of Bachelor Degree Research Project Reports of A Nigerian University 2009-2013”. Library Philosophy and Practice. 29.

Knight-Davis, S. and Sung J. S. 2008. “Analysis of citations in undergraduate papers”. College & Research Libraries 69(5): 447-458. Retrieved from

Mitchell, R., Perkins, H. and Bodey K. 2013. “Information literacy self-efficacy: The effect of juggling work and study”. Library & Information Science Research (35): 279-287.

Mohler, B. A. 2005. “Citation analysis as an assessment tool”. Science & Technology Libraries 25(4): 57-64.

Nkiko, C., and Adetoro N. 2007. “Pioneer bachelor degree: Citation analysis of Convenant University students' research projects”. Library Philosophy and Practice. Available:

Rubin, R. 2010. “Foundations of library and information science (3rd ed.)”. New York. Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Wilkes, J.and Gurney L.J. 2009. “Perceptions and applications of information literacy by first year applied science students”. Australian Academic & Research Libraries 40(3): 159-171.

Yusuf, F. and Owolabi S.E. 2017. “Citation analysis of undergraduate research projects: A case study of the College of Agricultural Sciences, Landmark University, Omu Aran, Kwara State”. Journal of Applied Information Science and Technology 10 (3): 18-23.


The study investigate the citation pattern of undergraduate projects in a private university, Nigeria. Bibliometric method was adopted for the study to analyze the information sources cited in the research projects. The coverage of the study was from 2015 to 2018 set of graduates. Findings revealed that Animal Science programme accounted for the highest citations, while Agricultural Economics had the lowest citations. It was also discovered that an average of 49 citations per project were recorded. Journal articles and books were the most cited materials. The paper concluded and made recommendations.



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