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Mapping The Literature Of Pediatric Nursing: Update And Implications For Library Services, Carol L. Watwood Oct 2016

Mapping The Literature Of Pediatric Nursing: Update And Implications For Library Services, Carol L. Watwood

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Objective

The purpose of this study was to identify core journals and other types of literature cited in four major pediatric nursing journals and to characterize coverage of these resources in major bibliographic databases. The study was part of the “Mapping the Literature of Nursing Project” of the Medical Library Association's Nursing and Allied Health Resource Section. It updates a similar analysis published in 2006 and determines whether citation patterns have changed over time.

Methods

Cited references from articles published in 4 pediatric nursing journals between 2011 and 2013 were collected. Cited journal titles were ranked according to number ...


Bali: The Land Of Many Gods, Brian E. Coutts Apr 2016

Bali: The Land Of Many Gods, Brian E. Coutts

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No abstract provided.


The Folklore Of Flowers, Lisa Karen Miller Jan 2016

The Folklore Of Flowers, Lisa Karen Miller

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This presentation was prepared for WKU's Society for Lifelong Learning. It relates history and folklore of a variety of flowers, including their use in folk medicine, as food, and other stories and beliefs.


Chapter 5: Health Resources, Carol L. Watwood Jan 2016

Chapter 5: Health Resources, Carol L. Watwood

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No abstract provided.


Natural Gardening, Lisa Karen Miller Sep 2015

Natural Gardening, Lisa Karen Miller

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This presentation features methods of natural and organic gardening that preclude the use of harmful pesticides and herbicides.


The Folklore Of Herbs, Lisa Karen Miller Feb 2015

The Folklore Of Herbs, Lisa Karen Miller

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Take a walk through the herb gardens of history and find out what our ancestors knew (and thought they knew) about herbs and their uses for medicine, beauty, and even love. The presentation compares ancient beliefs to current scientific evidence and reveals the places where they intersect.


Remembering Evelyn, Lisa K. Miller Nov 2014

Remembering Evelyn, Lisa K. Miller

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This is a Powerpoint presentation shown at the November 21, 2014 Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award Luncheon held in the Kentucky Building at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The travel slides were loaned to WKU Libraries by Miss Thurman's nephews, Jeff Newton and Steve Newton.


A Literary Tour Of Ireland, Lisa K. Miller Oct 2014

A Literary Tour Of Ireland, Lisa K. Miller

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This Powerpoint presentation offers an overview of some of Ireland's greatest writers, from Dublin, Limerick and the West, and Belfast and the North. Includes an audio file of W.B. Yeats reading "The Lake Isle of Innisfree." The Powerpoint is available below under "Additional Files."


Talk To Me: Using Ohms To Index An Oral History Project, Lisa Karen Miller Apr 2014

Talk To Me: Using Ohms To Index An Oral History Project, Lisa Karen Miller

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The presentation discusses using the University of Kentucky's Oral History Metadata Synchronizer to index the interviews comprising the Western Kentucky University Libraries Oral History Project, conducted by Lisa Karen Miller in 2013.


Report On My Fall 2013 Sabbatical Leave, Haiwang Yuan Jan 2014

Report On My Fall 2013 Sabbatical Leave, Haiwang Yuan

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Haiwang Yuan, Professor of Department of Library Public Services of WKU, received his 2012-2013 Research & Creative Activities Program (RCAP) grant from WKU Research Office and a book contract from a U.S. publisher ABC-CLIO to write a book on Tibetan folktales. He then applied for and was awarded the fall 2013 sabbatical leave. With the grant and the leave, he made his research field trip to Tibet and some other Tibetan communities in China. This is the report he has given to his dean and WKU Academic Affairs Office as required. He has now submitted the manuscripts of his book.


Introduction To Oucampus Content Management System, Haiwang Yuan May 2012

Introduction To Oucampus Content Management System, Haiwang Yuan

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This is a step-by-step tutorial the author has created for training his fellow librarians and staff during the migration of WKU's Web service to the new OUCampus content management system. It can be used universally for all those who are or will be using the same CMS platform.


Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 3: Two Early Publications, Charles H. Smith Oct 2011

Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 3: Two Early Publications, Charles H. Smith

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No abstract provided.


Access To Business Research Resources Through Academic Library Web Sites: A Survey, John C. Gottfried Jan 2011

Access To Business Research Resources Through Academic Library Web Sites: A Survey, John C. Gottfried

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This study is an examination of access to business research resources through academic library Web sites, including research databases, catalog services, research guides, and business librarians. The Web sites of 114 academic libraries serving top business programs in the United States were studied. Results reveal a wide range of access to business research databases among the schools studied (anywhere from 11 to 100 business databases available). Over 95% of the schools provided business research guides, and nearly all schools provided at least some contact information for business librarians.


Alzheimer’S Disease, Carol Watwood Jan 2011

Alzheimer’S Disease, Carol Watwood

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Alzheimer’s disease is a common health issue mostly found in elderly persons. An overview of the disease and a list of reliable Web-based information sources suitable for a general audience are presented.


Correlates Of Access To Business Research Databases, John C. Gottfried Feb 2010

Correlates Of Access To Business Research Databases, John C. Gottfried

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This study examines potential correlates of business research database access through academic libraries serving top business programs in the United States. Results indicate that greater access to research databases is related to enrollment in graduate business programs, but not to overall enrollment or status as a public or private institution.


Legally Speaking--Legal Implications Of Reference Books For Publishers And Consumers, Bryan M. Carson Dec 2009

Legally Speaking--Legal Implications Of Reference Books For Publishers And Consumers, Bryan M. Carson

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No abstract provided.


Twitter & Facebook: How To Sync Twitter With Facebook, Amanda Hardin, Haiwang Yuan May 2009

Twitter & Facebook: How To Sync Twitter With Facebook, Amanda Hardin, Haiwang Yuan

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Ever wonder how you can tweet and see your Facebook automatically updated with the same information. This tutorial takes you to the steps of how to enable your Facebook to get your tweets of its own accord.


Lin Daiyu--An Unyielding Girl In A Stifling Society, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Lin Daiyu--An Unyielding Girl In A Stifling Society, Haiwang Yuan

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Lin Daiyu is a famous Chinese young woman created by one of the four classic Chinese novels titled A Dream of the Red Mansions. The loss of her love and life was the result of a society where human choices were suppressed. Her story shows that in a society full of intrigues and corruption, a girl as pure and naive as her could never survive.


Ding Ling, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Ding Ling, Haiwang Yuan

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Ding Ling is one of the most controversial women of intellect in contemporary Chinese history. A writer, activist, and a CPC member, her life, legendary as it was, reflected the ups and downs of the modern and contemporary Chinese history.


Monkey King, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Monkey King, Haiwang Yuan

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Journey to the West creates a monkey hero known as the Monkey King. The classic Chinese novel is epitomizes various aspects of the Chinese civilization, particularly in terms of its religions, its indigenous popular beliefs in particular.


Chinese Fireworks, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Chinese Fireworks, Haiwang Yuan

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This article introduces the history of fireworks in China, including its recorded and legendary origins. It also discusses the production of and market for the fireworks. Current challenges and innovations are also mentioned.


Chinese Ethnicities And Their Culture: An Overview, Haiwang Yuan Aug 2008

Chinese Ethnicities And Their Culture: An Overview, Haiwang Yuan

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China, the most populous country in the world, is also a nation of great diversity. In addition to the majority population of Han Chinese, there are some 55 officially recognized national minorities--including Tibetan, Mongol, Manchu, Zhuang, Dai, and Gaoshan. The folklore of these minorities is often obscure and difficult to find in the English-speaking world, as is information about the people, their cultural histories, and their traditional customs. This book fills a gap by offering more than 50 representative folktales from China's minorities, as well as background information on each of the ethnic groups.


Research On The Experiences Of International Graduate Students: A Selective Literature Review, Bryan M. Carson Jan 2008

Research On The Experiences Of International Graduate Students: A Selective Literature Review, Bryan M. Carson

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In 2003, there were 586,523 international students in U.S. institutions. International students make up 13 percent of U.S. graduate students, and account for one-fifth of all doctorates. Some students remain in the U.S., while others return to their home countries. Either way, however, international students represent a very significant portion of the U.S. higher education field. Yet the literature on international graduate students is surprisingly sparse. While there are many studies of the international graduate student experience, they tend to focus mostly on language acquisition, academics, acculturation and social adaptation. There are few well-constructed theoretical ...


Digital Object Identifiers And Their Use In Libraries, Jue Wang Sep 2007

Digital Object Identifiers And Their Use In Libraries, Jue Wang

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Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifications that are assigned to any entity in order to manage intellectual content on digital networks. The DOI system has been managed by an open membership consortium, the International DOI Foundation (IDF), founded in 1998. Usage of the DOI system is cross-industry beyond academic publishing. This article provides an overview of what a DOI is; the structure of DOI; DOI Registration Agencies (RA); metadata associated with DOIs, and advantages for libraries.


The Importance Of Intellectual Property Licensing In 21st Century Libraries, Bryan M. Carson Sep 2007

The Importance Of Intellectual Property Licensing In 21st Century Libraries, Bryan M. Carson

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No abstract provided.


Electronic Reserves And The Failed Confu Guidelines: A Place To Start Negotiations, Bryan M. Carson Sep 2007

Electronic Reserves And The Failed Confu Guidelines: A Place To Start Negotiations, Bryan M. Carson

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No abstract provided.


Legally Speaking — Drama In The Library: Always Seek Permission To Publicly Peform Scripts, Even When The Library Owns Them, Bryan M. Carson Apr 2007

Legally Speaking — Drama In The Library: Always Seek Permission To Publicly Peform Scripts, Even When The Library Owns Them, Bryan M. Carson

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No abstract provided.


Security At Western Kentucky University Libraries: A Case Study And Overview, Dan Forrest Jan 2007

Security At Western Kentucky University Libraries: A Case Study And Overview, Dan Forrest

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Using an actual incident from the spring of 2006, this article provides an overview of the security arrangements at WKU libraries. They include a Library Security Officer, student patrollers, security gates and strips in books and other materials in the library, as well as a networked system of security cameras. The article includes conclusions drawn from the discussed incident and recommendations for other libraries.


Reflections On Wallace, Charles H. Smith Sep 2006

Reflections On Wallace, Charles H. Smith

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An unpublished paper has recently come to light, which shows that even at an early age, Alfred Russel Wallace was bold enough to approach the scientific establishment with his ideas.


Major Chinese Full-Text Electronic Information Resources For Researchers And Scholars, Jue Wang Sep 2006

Major Chinese Full-Text Electronic Information Resources For Researchers And Scholars, Jue Wang

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China’s electronic publishing industry has developed very rapidly over the past decade. China has become one of the electronic publishing centers in Asia and will continue to flourish in the future. Chinese electronic databases provide the most efficient way for scholars, researchers and students to perform searches as well as to provide information for businesses and governments. In this article, the author gives a brief overview of selected databases which represent a small portion of the Chinese electronic resources and hopes it will serve as a reference to Chinese scholars world-wide.