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Mapping The Literature Of Dental Hygiene: An Update, Carol L. Watwood, Terry Dean Jul 2019

Mapping The Literature Of Dental Hygiene: An Update, Carol L. Watwood, Terry Dean

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Objective: This study updates Haaland’s 1999 dental hygiene mapping study. By identifying core journals and estimating database coverage, it characterizes changes in dental hygiene research and aids librarians in collection development and user education.

Method: Cited references from a three-year (2015–2017) sample of core dental hygiene journals were collected, categorized into five formats, and analyzed by format and publication year according to Bradford’s Law of Scattering. CINAHL Complete, MEDLINE, and EMBASE were surveyed to determine the indexing coverage of cited journals.

Results: The number of cited journal titles increased from 389 in 1999 to 1,675 in ...


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.


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.


Biodiversity: The World Of Life, Charles H. Smith May 2001

Biodiversity: The World Of Life, Charles H. Smith

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No abstract provided.


Belize School Of Nursing, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Jan 2000

Belize School Of Nursing, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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This is an undated library needs assessment for the Belize School of Nursing.


A Teacup Retreat: The Research Retreat, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Feb 1993

A Teacup Retreat: The Research Retreat, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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Article describes a day-long research and writing retreat for librarians at Western Kentucky University.


A Library For The University College Of Belize, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Jul 1990

A Library For The University College Of Belize, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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Article discusses the author's six trips to Belize to plan and create a library at the University College of Belize.


Follow-Up Report On Unification Of Libraries, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Feb 1990

Follow-Up Report On Unification Of Libraries, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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A report of two library workshops held in Belize to discuss improvement of library services at the University College of Belize.


A Phone Call Away: A Library For The University College Of Belize, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Jan 1990

A Phone Call Away: A Library For The University College Of Belize, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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19-page article about establishing a library in the newly-formed University College of Belize, written by WKU Librarian Peggy Wright in 1990.


The Society For The Promotion Of Education And Research, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Jan 1990

The Society For The Promotion Of Education And Research, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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Report on the state of a small society library in Belize, with recommendations for improvement.


Belize Tertiary School Libraries: A Needs-Assessment Survey, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Jan 1990

Belize Tertiary School Libraries: A Needs-Assessment Survey, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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Having come to the end of a ten-year study of Belize developing libraries, the Belize government asked for a survey of all the tertiary school libraries within the country. The government purpose centered around the number and caliber of staff, book/journal collections, student use and adequacy of the facility housing the collections. When adequacy of any of the above failed criteria, they asked for recommendations for improvement within the eleven schools visited. Thanks to the United States Information Agency’s Academic Specialist Award, the study, followed by training workshops, took place from February 3-6, 1990. Text of the entire ...


Belize Technical College, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Jan 1990

Belize Technical College, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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Eleven-page report on the state of the Belize Technical College.


College Of Agriculture, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Jan 1990

College Of Agriculture, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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Report of a visit to Belize's College of Agriculture, with recommendations for improving library services.


St. John's College, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Jan 1990

St. John's College, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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Reports on the state of St. John's College in Belize, and gives recommendations for improving the library


Stann Creek Ecumenical College, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Jan 1990

Stann Creek Ecumenical College, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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A report on the courses and programs offered at the Stann Creek Ecumenical College in Belize.


University College Of Belize, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Jan 1990

University College Of Belize, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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Report on the state of the University College of Belize, with recommendations for improving its library. Includes photos of book and furniture delivery, and the dedication ceremony for the facility.


The University Of The West Indies, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright Jan 1990

The University Of The West Indies, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

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Brief report on the library of the University of the West Indies.