Document Type


Publication Date

January 2012

Publication Title

Medical Library Association Conference


Library and Information Science


• Bibliometrics, the quantification of research output and productivity, offers a way for liaison librarians to learn more about the interests, impact, and specialties of departments. Understanding the inputs and outputs to the scholarly and research enterprise specific to a librarian’s liaison area facilitates a librarian’s ability to tailor and subsequently improve future library services. • This bibliometric study was undertaken to accomplish the following objectives: - Identify current knowledge areas of research in the School of Nursing and the Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging Department at San José State University, limited to the last five years, - Identify researchers’ preferred publishing sources from these two programs, and - Observe the relationship between scientific research production and budget, as quantified by faculty headcount, in two specific health sciences-related programs.