Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 1-11-2021


Grey literature has an important role in information transferring process. This present study evaluates the citations of grey literature by the researchers to analyze the citations of grey literature and grey literature forms in doctoral theses which are awarded by the Department of Library and Information Science by the University of Burdwan during the period from 2010 to 2019. For analyzing the data, average, percentage distributions (presented in charts, tables) and measures of central tendency are used here. The present study reveals that Grey Literature is the most utilized as reference materials in the theses. The highest number of Grey Literature cited in the year 2014, 109 citations per thesis and lowest number of Grey Literature cited in the year 2013, 16 citations per thesis. The result of this study may serve the user study in respect of collection, development and user services designing in libraries.