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The authors counted 16,138 citations within 468 articles found in four journals from history, classics, linguistics, and philosophy in the years 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, and 2002 in order to identify trends in foreign-language citation behavior of humanities scholars over time. The number of foreign-language sources cited in the four subjects has not declined over time. Consistent levels of foreign-language citation from humanities scholars indicate a need for U.S. research libraries to continue to purchase foreign-language materials and to recruit catalogers and collection development specialists with foreign-language knowledge.
Kellsey, Charlene and Knievel, Jennifer, "Global English in the Humanities? A Longitudinal Citation Study of Foreign-Language Use by Humanities Scholars" (2004). University Libraries Faculty & Staff Contributions. 50.