Mapping the Pediatric Literature: Co-citations and Subject Term Bibliometrics

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2010
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Young, Jonathan
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Mapping the Pediatric Literature: Co-citations and Subject Term Bibliometrics Jonathan Young; University of Hawaii at Manoa, CIS Program; LIS678 Personalized Information Delivery; Professor Luz Quiroga. Introduction – Motivation: How do you know that you have good coverage in a field? What are the topics of most importance? For medicine: secondary sources are becoming highly important; how do we evaluate them? Core Pediatric Journals; Pediatric Cited References By Year; Methods; Co-occurrence analysis; MeSH Mapping; Comparison to expert; Co-citation Mapping. Conclusions: Bibliometric methods can provide an overview of a field of literature; Care must be taken using these techniques: comprehensive searches are necessary; MeSH and co-citations are complementary, with different strengths.
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