An Examination of the Relationship Between Published Book Reviews and the Circulation of Books at an Academic LibraryMichael Schwartz Library Publications
AbstractThe primary purpose of this study was to determine if book reviews are useful and significant indicators of potential circulation. Major book reviewing sources were studied to determine if some were more useful than others in selecting books which circulate. six hypotheses were developed and tested. A random sample of books published and purchased in 1987 was taken from the circulating book collection of the Auraria Library and used to test these hypotheses. Detailed descriptive statistics allowed comparisons between the findings of this research and that of other researchers.
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Citation InformationThornton, Glenda A. An Examination of the Relationship between Published Book Reviews and the Circulation of Books at an Academic Library. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of North Texas, Dec., 1993.