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The paper was presented during the South Manila Educational Consortium Library Committee with a theme of "Reskilling and Upskilling Your Librarians: Presentation of Research Studies" held at The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Bldg. De La Salle University, Taft Manila on December 7, 2018.


The study analyzed the citations used by doctoral students of PWU School of Education in their dissertations that were completed from Academic Year 2007 to 2017. The study utilized bibliometrics research design for the 86 doctoral dissertations that generated 6,230 citations. Said citations were used to determine the referencing behavior of PWU School of Education doctoral students in terms of publication age, format, type, authorship, origin and the availability of cited materials. The findings showed that majority of PWU doctoral students preferred to utilize foreign electronic information sources that are currently published. Periodicals are the most cited type of materials and single or personal author of information sources garnered highest percentage. Most of the information cited were not available in the library. The study serves as a basis to improve the collection development of PWU library for the School of Education doctoral students.



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