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Library Resource Evaluation: Home-Start Here!

This page is used to share information on library resources that are under current evaluation by the Database Evaluation Group.


Welcome to the Library Resource Evaluation research guide!  On this guide, resources that are underperforming** are listed in hopes to raise awareness of the resources and promote their usage.  Please consider integrating these resources into your instruction, classwork, and research.  Due to stagnant budgets and increasing subscription costs, any resource exhibiting poor usage will be considered for cancellation at renewal time.  If these resources are important to you, please use and support them!

**Note: We consider anything over $25 cost per use as underperforming.  We look at both calendar year usage and year-over-over trends.

Library Liaison Information

Department Library Contact Discipline-Based Contact
Art and Design Bart Schmidt / Doreen Dixon Lenore Metrick-Chen
Biology Dan Chibnall Jerry Honts
Business and Public Administration Bruce Gilbert / Cameron Tuai Lori Solsma
Chemistry Dan Chibnall Colin Cairns
CPHS (Graduate) Priya Shenoy Michael Andreski
CPHS (Undergraduate) Dan Chibnall Michael Andreski
Drake Online Marcia Keyser Christina Trombley
Education Jill Gremmels DeDe Small
English Andrew Welch Jeanette Tran
Environmental Science and Policy Dan Chibnall Peter Levi
History Bart Schmidt (World) / Hope Bibens (U.S.) En Li
Interdisciplinary Carrie Dunham-LaGree N/A
John Dee Bright College Dan Chibnall / Cameron Tuai N/A
Journalism Carrie Dunham-LaGree Lee Jolliffe
Mathematics & Computer Sciences Dan Chibnall Vera Babenko
Music Laura Krossner Eric Saylor
Physics Dan Chibnall Athan Petridis
Political Science Hope Bibens Greg Wolf
Psychology Teri Koch Kevin Brown
Philosophy and Religion Mark Stumme Martin Roth
Study of Culture and Society Jill Gremmels Joan McAlister
Study of Law, Politics and Society Hope Bibens Nate Holdren
Theatre Arts Andrew Welch TBD
World Languages and Cultures Doreen Dixon Eduardo Garcia Villada