An Analysis of the Research Areas of the Articles Published in C&RL and JAL between 1990 and 1999


Xue-Ming Bao

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A total of 682 refereed articles from College & Research Libraries (C&RL)(376) and Journal of Academic Librarianship (JAL)(306) between 1990 and 1999 were analyzed with respect to the Research Agenda outlined by the ACRL-CLS. The analysis finds that articles on collections, services, staffing, and the Internet have taken up the major portion of the peer-reviewed sections of C&RL and JAL. The findings reveal that a wide variety of researchable questions remain to be studied and reported. This presents a challenge and opportunity for academic librarians who wish to engage in research.