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Curtin University Library. (2018). What is citation analysis. Retrieved from

Editage Insights. (2013). Using citation analysis to measure research impact. Retrieved from

Edzan, N.N. (2017). Tracing information literacy of computer science undergraduates: A content analysis of students' academic exercise. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, 12(1), 97-109.

Fasae, J.K. (2018). Citation analysis of projects submitted to the department of Chemistry and Petroleum Engineering of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). Paper 1775. Retrieved from

Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun. (2017). About us/ History. Retrieved from

Felicia, Y., & Emmanuel, O.S. (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.

Gohain, A., & Saikia, M. (2014). Citation analysis of Ph.D theses submitted to the department of chemical sciences, Tezpur University, ASSAM. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). Retrieved from

Hoffmann, K., & Doucette, L. (2012). A review of citation analysis methodologies for collection management. College & Research Libraries, 73(4), 321-335. doi : 10.5860/crl-254 .

Hunter, J. (2006). The importance of citation. Retrieved from

Iroaganachi, M.A., Itsekor, V., & 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 (e-journal). 1096. Retrieved from

Okoye, M. O., & Okoye, N. C. (2017). Citation analysis of library and information science degree projects accepted at Madonna University, Okija, Nigeria. Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal, 44, 33-50.

Olatokun, W.M., & Makinde, O. (2009). Citation analysis of dissertations submitted to the Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Annals of Library and Information Science, 56, 117-128.

Pritchard, A. (1969). Statistical bibliography or bibliometrics. Journal of Documentation, 25(4), 348-349.

Sharif, A., & Mahmood, K. (2004). How economists cite literature: Citation analysis of two core Pakistani economic journals. Collection Building, 23(4), 172-176.

Simisaye, A.O., &Osinaike, A.B. (2010). Citation analysis of journal of library and information science (2004-2009). Brazilian Journal of Information Science: Research Trends, 4(1). Retrieved from

Texas A&M University Libraries. (2017). Guide to citation analysis. Retrieved from

Zafrunnisha, N. (2012). Citations in the sociology doctoral dissertations: A quantitative analysis. International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology, 2(3), 212-218. Retrieved from


The study evaluated the projects submitted to the library from Chemistry Department, Environmental Science and Toxicology and Physics Department of Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State. The research method adopted for this study was citation analysis. A total of 348 projects were submitted to the library from departments understudy from 2015-2017. The findings showed that that physics department had the highest number of project reports submitted and highest number of citations while Chemistry department had the lowest number of citations. The study revealed that Internet/ Web Resources had the highest citations with 4446 citations, followed by Journals with 4224 citations, Books had 2699 citations. It was observed from the study that “Highly Recent” citations of 4326 were cited by the three (3) departments from 2013-2017, followed by 2854 citations that were “Very Recent” cited between 2008-2012, among others. Lastly, the study showed that between the year 2015-2017, 7407 citations were made by foreign authors, while 4930 citations were made by Nigerian authors. It was recommended from the study that materials should be built on frequently cited and recent information resources in Chemistry, Environmental and Toxicology Sciences and Physics Departments and current update to date books and journals should be acquired to reduce over reliance on internet/ web resources.