Agricultural Economists in the Information Age: Awareness, Usage, and Attitudes toward Electronic Bibliographic Databases

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Abstract

The construction, content, and potential use of electronic bibliographic databases is discussed. A survey of AAEA members indicates that both usage and unawareness of these databases are significant; that research and government agricultural economists are disproportionately users of electronic bibliographic databases, while extension and agribusiness agricultural economists are disproportionately nonusers; that such databases average 28.9% useful citations for agricultural economics searches, though this percentage can be raised with help from a professional librarian; and that AAEA members favor having their literature citations in electronic form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-173
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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Keywords

  • Agricola
  • Bibliographic data
  • Literature searches
  • Online information retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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