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Accounting
by John Gottfried - Last Updated Aug 29, 2014
Library resources to assist you in accounting research
453 views this year
Adult Education
by Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Jun 4, 2014
Adult Education (Educational Administration, Leadership, & Research Department)
40 views this year
African American Studies
by Chris Robinson-Nkongola - Last Updated Jun 5, 2014
Resources available for the study of African American Studies
144 views this year
Agriculture
by Charles Smith - Last Updated Jun 9, 2014
Department of Agriculture Research Guide
173 views this year
Allied Health/Dental Hygiene
by Carol Watwood - Last Updated Aug 4, 2014
Dental hygiene research guide.
296 views this year
Anthropology and Archaeology
by Sean Kinder - Last Updated Jun 5, 2014
109 views this year
Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences
by Charles Smith - Last Updated Jun 9, 2014
Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences Research Guide
193 views this year
Art
by Katherine Pennavaria - Last Updated Jul 31, 2014
Art Research Guide
88 views this year
Asian Studies
by Jack Montgomery - Last Updated Jun 18, 2014
23 views this year
Biology
by Charles Smith - Last Updated Jun 9, 2014
Biology Research Guide
165 views this year
Business (General)
by John Gottfried - Last Updated Jun 1, 2014
Your guide to business research at WKU, with links to guides for specific business disciplines (e.g., accounting or finance), as well as other library resources
660 views this year
Careers
by Lisa Miller - Last Updated Jun 12, 2014
The best resources for career information.
126 views this year
Celtic Studies
by Lisa Miller - Last Updated Jun 10, 2014
Use this guide to find essential resources for Celtic Studies.
132 views this year
Chemistry
by Charles Smith - Last Updated Jun 9, 2014
Chemistry Research Guide
158 views this year
Communication
by Dan Forrest - Last Updated Jun 5, 2014
Communication
524 views this year
Communication Sciences and Disorders
by Carol Watwood - Last Updated Aug 4, 2014
Communication Sciences and Disorders research guide.
695 views this year
Computer Science & Information Technology
by Bryan Carson - Last Updated Aug 29, 2014
Computer Science & Computer Information Technology Departmental Research Guide
328 views this year
Counseling and Student Affairs
by Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Jun 4, 2014
Counseling and Student Affairs Departmental Research Guide
474 views this year
Dance
by Anthony Paganelli, Katherine Pennavaria - Last Updated Aug 4, 2014
75 views this year
Distance Learning Research Guide
by Amanda Hardin - Last Updated Apr 24, 2014
This guide is designed to asssist WKU Online student navigate WKU Libraries' resources.
52 views this year
Economics
by John Gottfried - Last Updated Jun 3, 2014
Library resources for research in economics
246 views this year
Education Research Tips
by Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Sep 4, 2014
Selected resources to help you successfully navigate library and online resources for your research needs!
1,039 views this year
Educational Administration, Leadership & Research Departmental Research Guide
by Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Jun 4, 2014
Educational Administration, Leadership & Research Departmental Research Guide
281 views this year
Elementary Education
by Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Jun 4, 2014
Research guide for School of Teacher Education Elementary Education students
881 views this year
Elizabethtown / Ft. Knox Library
by Anthony Paganelli - Last Updated Jun 25, 2014
The Elizabeth/Ft. Knox Library has numerous resources for WKU regional campus students to access. The research guide has great information, which is beneficial for the university success.
50 views this year
Engineering
by Charles Smith - Last Updated Jun 11, 2014
Engineering Research Guide
163 views this year
English
by Elisabeth Knight - Last Updated Sep 15, 2014
English (Writing and Literature) Departmental Research Guide
532 views this year
Environmental Education & Sustainability Research Guide
by Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Jun 4, 2014
Guide to resources in print and online for research in environmental education and sustainability topics.
84 views this year
ESL/TESL
by Lisa Miller - Last Updated May 2, 2013
The best resources for teachers and learners of English as a Second Language.
106 views this year
Fashion and Interior Design
by Katherine Pennavaria - Last Updated Aug 4, 2014
Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Textiles: Consumer & Family Sciences Departmental Research Guide
441 views this year
Film Studies
by Sean Kinder - Last Updated Jun 5, 2014
Departmental Research Guide
51 views this year
Finance
by John Gottfried - Last Updated May 28, 2014
A guide to resources and library materials for research in finance
178 views this year
Folk Studies
by Sean Kinder - Last Updated Jun 5, 2014
246 views this year
Foundations and Grants: Finding and Applying for Them
by Bryan Carson - Last Updated Sep 2, 2014
This guide will help you find information about grants and foundations.
241 views this year
French
by Sean Kinder - Last Updated Jun 5, 2014
21 views this year
Gay & Lesbian Studies
by Brian Coutts, Katherine Pennavaria - Last Updated Aug 1, 2014
Gay & Lesbian Studies Departmental Research Guide
144 views this year
Genealogy Online
by Katherine Pennavaria - Last Updated Feb 5, 2014
Online genealogy information selected and compiled by Richard Weigel, WKU Professor of History.
240 views this year
Geography & Geology
by Charles Smith - Last Updated Jul 22, 2014
Geography & Geology Research Guide
172 views this year
German
by Sean Kinder - Last Updated Jun 9, 2014
9 views this year
Gerontology
by Carol Watwood - Last Updated Aug 7, 2014
89 views this year
Health and Medicine
by Carol Watwood - Last Updated Aug 4, 2014
General resources in Health and Medicine.
211 views this year
Health Information Management
by Carol Watwood - Last Updated Aug 4, 2014
168 views this year
History
by Brian Coutts - Last Updated Aug 22, 2014
History
405 views this year
Information Systems
by John Gottfried - Last Updated May 29, 2014
Library resources to assist with research in computer Information Systems
85 views this year
Instructional Design Departmental Research Guide
by Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Jul 24, 2014
58 views this year
Intellectual Property
by Bryan Carson - Last Updated Aug 19, 2014
Intellectual Property Guide
275 views this year
Journalism & Broadcasting
by Sean Kinder - Last Updated Aug 29, 2014
156 views this year
Judaism on the Web
by Bryan Carson - Last Updated Feb 8, 2014
103 views this year
Kentucky Information in Cyberspace
by Brian Coutts, Debbie LaMastus, Rosemary Meszaros, Haiwang Yuan - Last Updated Mar 20, 2014
A directory of websites featuring information resources about Kentucky
197 views this year
Kentucky's Health Challenges
by Carol Watwood - Last Updated Sep 5, 2014
82 views this year
Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport
by Dan Forrest - Last Updated Jun 5, 2014
Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport
807 views this year
Latin American Studies
by Brian Coutts, Lisa Miller - Last Updated Aug 1, 2014
This guide will lead you to the best sources for Latin American history, literature, and culture.
31 views this year
Law
by Rosemary Meszaros - Last Updated Jul 24, 2014
Use this guide as a starting point for doing legal research.
151 views this year
Leadership Studies
by Bryan Carson, Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Aug 29, 2014
206 views this year
LibGuide and LibAnswers: User's Guide for WKU Librarians and Staff
by John Gottfried - Last Updated May 6, 2014
Guides and instructions for creating LibGuides and LibAnswers
205 views this year
Library Media Education Departmental Research Guide
by Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Jul 24, 2014
58 views this year
Library Science on the World Wide Web
by Bryan Carson, Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Aug 20, 2013
26 views this year
Literacy Education
by Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Jun 4, 2014
Research guide for School of Teacher Education Literacy Education students
42 views this year
Management
by John Gottfried - Last Updated May 29, 2014
Resources for Management library research at WKU
182 views this year
Marketing & Sales
by John Gottfried - Last Updated Aug 29, 2014
Library resources for your research in Marketing and Sales at WKU
176 views this year
Mathematics
by Charles Smith - Last Updated Jul 22, 2014
Dept. of Mathematics
73 views this year
Middle East and African Studies
by Brian Coutts - Last Updated Aug 1, 2014
Departmental Research Guide
82 views this year
Middle Grades & Secondary Education
by Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Jun 4, 2014
School of Teacher Education: Middle Grades & Secondary Education Research Guide
33 views this year
Military Science
by Rosemary Meszaros - Last Updated Jul 24, 2014
Military Science
74 views this year
Music
by Anthony Paganelli, Katherine Pennavaria - Last Updated Jul 31, 2014
For finding music-related print and online resources. Most materials are at WKU's Visual & Performing Arts Library on the 2nd floor of Cravens. The VPAL also houses resources for Dance, Musical Theatre, Art, Costume, Fashion, and Crafts.
402 views this year
Music Education
by Anthony Paganelli, Katherine Pennavaria - Last Updated Aug 4, 2014
76 views this year
Music History
by Anthony Paganelli, Katherine Pennavaria - Last Updated Aug 4, 2014
526 views this year
Music Theory/Composition
by Anthony Paganelli, Katherine Pennavaria - Last Updated Aug 4, 2014
107 views this year
New Faculty: What Can WKU Libraries Do for You?
by John Gottfried - Last Updated Jul 23, 2014
A beginning guide to library resources and services at Western Kentucky University.
43 views this year
New Titles @ the ERC
by Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Sep 5, 2014
This LibGuide regularly features new titles as they arrive at the Educational Resources Center (ERC).
191 views this year
Newspapers & News Databases
by John Gottfried - Last Updated Jun 3, 2014
656 views this year
Nursing
by Carol Watwood - Last Updated Aug 4, 2014
2,311 views this year
Oral History
by Lisa Miller - Last Updated Feb 15, 2013
Some of the best resources for collections of oral histories, and instruction in its practice.
98 views this year
Owensboro Library
by Jennifer Wright - Last Updated Jul 2, 2014
25 views this year
Philosophy
by Bryan Carson - Last Updated Aug 29, 2014
Resources available for the study of Philosophy
118 views this year
Physical Therapy
by Carol Watwood - Last Updated Jul 22, 2014
401 views this year
Physics and Astronomy
by Charles Smith - Last Updated Jul 23, 2014
Department of Physics and Astronomy Research Guide
108 views this year
Political Science
by Rosemary Meszaros - Last Updated Jul 24, 2014
Political Science
203 views this year
Popular Culture
by Sean Kinder - Last Updated Aug 29, 2014
105 views this year
Poster Tips
by John Gottfried - Last Updated Sep 3, 2014
tips on creating poster presentations
43 views this year
Psychology
by Rosemary Meszaros - Last Updated Jul 24, 2014
Psychology
629 views this year
Public Health
by Carol Watwood - Last Updated Aug 29, 2014
686 views this year
Religious Studies
by Bryan Carson - Last Updated Aug 29, 2014
Resources available for the study of religion
90 views this year
Research Basics
by John Gottfried, Amanda Hardin - Last Updated Jun 4, 2014
Online access to dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, quotations, plays, reviews, biographies, and more
214 views this year
Russian and East European Studies
by Brian Coutts - Last Updated Jun 12, 2014
Departmental Research Guide
138 views this year
Social Work
by Carol Watwood - Last Updated Sep 2, 2014
1,601 views this year
Sociology
by Sean Kinder - Last Updated Aug 11, 2014
247 views this year
Spanish
by Sean Kinder - Last Updated Aug 11, 2014
20 views this year
Special Education
by Roxanne Spencer - Last Updated Jun 4, 2014
Research guide for School of Teacher Education Special Education students
59 views this year
Streaming Video
by Laura Delancey - Last Updated Sep 4, 2014
A guide to requesting and accessing streaming videos at WKU
21 views this year
Style Guides and Manuals
by Bryan Carson, Elisabeth Knight - Last Updated Aug 22, 2014
Style Guides and Writing Manuals, including ALA, MLA, Chicago, and others
870 views this year
Theatre and Dance
by Katherine Pennavaria - Last Updated Jul 31, 2014
Theater and Dance
53 views this year
Travel: Foreign and Domestic
by Brian Coutts - Last Updated Jul 24, 2014
Resources and advice on other states and other countries, including general information about possible destinations and links to valuable travel information
185 views this year
Tutorials
by Bryan Carson - Last Updated Oct 15, 2013
How-to guides to many of the libraries resources and services. Don't see something you need? Just Ask Us at the WKU Libraries Research Assistance desk (270-745-6125 or web.reference@wku.edu)
916 views this year
WKU Archives
by Suellyn Lathrop - Last Updated Sep 3, 2014
Links to WKU Archives sources by creator, subject and graduating classes.
568 views this year
WKU Online Research Databases
by Laura Delancey - Last Updated Sep 11, 2014
44,490 views this year
Women's Studies
by Elisabeth Knight - Last Updated Aug 1, 2014
Women's Studies Departmental Research Guide
39 views this year
Writing Tutors Guide
by Lisa Miller - Last Updated Jun 12, 2014
This guide is for the convenience of writing tutors on campus. It points to the best resources for assisting students with composition, citation style, and quotation.
38 views this year
 
 

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