عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Purpose: Using citation analysis of articles published by researchers of the Engineering Research Institute (1991-2005), the current papers examines information seeking behavior of researchers. .
Methodology: For this reason, 3642 citations were extracted from 547 articles published by the researchers Applying Bradford's Law of Scattering to the cited periodicals, the most used periodicals were identified.
Findings: Results showed that the highest rate of citation was 45.5% belonging to periodicals. About 90.5 percent of citations were in English. Patents with 16/5 years and electronic resources with 2.1 years had the highest and the lowest half-life respectively.