Use Patterns of Aerospace E-Indexing, Abstracting and Citation Services: A Research Study of Aerospace Scientists and Engineers of Bangalore

  • R. Guruprasad
  • Khaiser Nikam
  • P. Marimuthu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7634)


A research survey was undertaken to ascertain the ‘Use Patterns of Aerospace e-Indexing, Abstracting and Citation Services’ amongst the aerospace scientists and engineers of 16 aerospace organizations of Bangalore The major findings of this study are: (a) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was applied for testing the significant difference among the mean scores obtained towards the Use Patterns of ’Aerospace Indexing, Abstracting and Citation Services’ It is observed that all organizations show a significant difference (P < 0.05) in their mean scores viz., ‘Aerospace and High Technology Databases (CSA Abstracts)’, ‘INSPEC’, ‘ISI Web of Science’, ‘ISI Citation Indexes’, ‘ISI Web of Knowledge’, NASA – Technical Reports Server (NTRS)’, ‘NASA Technical Information Services Indexes (NTIS)’ and ‘SCOPUS’, except for ‘Engineering Index ((Compendex), Engineering Village 2)) (P = 0.094)’ and ‘Search Tools’.


Patterns of Use Aerospace Scientists and Engineers Aerospace Indexing Abstracting and Citation Services City of Bangalore 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Guruprasad
    • 1
  • Khaiser Nikam
    • 2
  • P. Marimuthu
    • 3
  1. 1.Knowledge and Technology Management DivisionCSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Dept. of Studies in Library and Information ScienceUniversity of MysoreMysoreIndia
  3. 3.Dept. of Bio-StatisticsNational Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS)BangaloreIndia

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