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Scholars are becoming increasingly interdisciplinary in their approach to research, but traditional structures of knowledge within the social sciences may limit their ability to view a phenomenon in its entirety. This citation study examines the extent to which interdisciplinary research into librarianship is restricted by paradigms. The study uses library science and sociology journal articles that address the sociological aspect of libraries. The data indicate that interdisciplinary research into the applied discipline of librarianship is inhibited by paradigms.

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Gatten, Jeffrey N. "Paradigm Restrictions on Interdisciplinary Research into Librarianship." College & Research Libraries 52 (November 1991):575-584.