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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.  Every year, databases and journals will be posted that have received low usage over the past calendar year.  The goal is to make both librarians and faculty aware of journals and databases in their area(s) that are not being well used and thereby to hopefully see improved usage in the next calendar year for items that we need to retain. If, however, we do not see improved usage by this time next year, the item will be canceled and the money reallocated to item(s) that will be used. Those item(s) will then be subject to the same process.

Watchlisted Databases

The following resources have been watchlisted for 2019-2020.  These will likely be canceled next year (2020) if they do not experience a significant increase in usage.  Please contact either your assigned Library Liaison or Teri Koch if you have any questions.

Library Liaison Information

Department Library Contact Discipline-Based Contact
Art and Design Bart Schmidt Lenore Metrick-Chen
Biology Dan Chibnall Jerry Honts
Business and Public Administration Bruce Gilbert / Cameron Tuai Lori Solsma
Chemistry Dan Chibnall Colin Cairns
Drake Online Marcia Keyser Christina Trombley
Education Jill Gremmels DeDe Small
English Andrew Welch / Claudia Frazer Jeanette Tran
Environmental Science and Policy Dan Chibnall Peter Levi
Health Sciences Dan Chibnall Michael Andreski
History Bart Schmidt En Li
Interdisciplinary Carrie Dunham-LaGree N/A
Journalism Carrie Dunham-LaGree Matthew Thornton
Mathematics & Computer Sciences Dan Chibnall Michael Rieck
Music Laura Krossner Eric Saylor
Occupational Therapy Priya Shenoy Michael Andreski
Pharmacy (Graduate) Priya Shenoy Michael Andreski
Pharmacy (Undergraduate) Dan Chibnall Michael Andreski
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 Ramesh Dhussa
Study of Law, Politics and Society Hope Bibens Nate Holdren
Theatre Arts Claudia Frazer John Graham
World Languages and Cultures Teri Koch Chinatsu Bachmann

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Laura Krossner