Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services (IJISS)
Citation Analysis of Masters Theses in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Literature, Submitted to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi (1990-1998)Author : Yahya Ibrahim Harande
Volume 6 No.1 January-June 2016 pp 40-42
A citation analysis was carried out taking data from 17 theses in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Submitted for the award of masters’ degrees in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University during the period of 1990-1998.A grand total of 373 citations were recorded in all the 17 theses from all kinds of literature formats. Journals and books were found to be cited heavily and more than other sources of information. Citations from journals were 43% and 40.7% from books. This finding shows clearly that journals and Books are the major sources of pertinent information for research by the Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Provision of these relevant materials in Nigerian Universities is hereby recommended for the use of the engineers in their researches.