Monthly Archives: May 2013

WKU Libraries & University Expreience Undergraduate Research Award Ceremony

WKU Libraries & University Expreience Undergraduate Research Award winners

WKU Libraries and the University Experience program presented awards honoring the winners of the 2013 WKU Libraries & University Experience Undergraduate Research Award.

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May Reference Area Book Display


As the weather warms and our students head back home, the reference area displays books about horticulture to inspire beautiful gardens!

Books on display:

  1. Tour of the flowering plants : based on the classification system of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group / texts and photographs by Priscilla Spears.  QK495.A1 S6 2006
  2. Wildflowers of the eastern United States / by Wilbur H. Duncan and Marion B. Duncan. QK115 .D86 1999
  3. Plant life of Kentucky : an illustrated guide to the vascular flora / Ronald L. Jones ; with the assistance of John W. Thieret and Charles J. Lapham. QK162 .J66 2005
  4. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky / Thomas G. Barnes and S. Wilson Francis.  QK162 .B37 2004
  5. Rodale’s encyclopedia of indoor gardening / edited by Anne M. Halpin.  SB419 .R74
  6. Encyclopedia of gardens : history and design / editor, Candice A. Shoemaker.  SB465 .E63x 2001
  7. Herbs : the gardener’s guide / text by Patrick Lima ; photographs and illustrations by Turid Forsyth.  SB351.H5 L56x 2001
  8. American Horticultural Society encyclopedia of plants & flowers / editor-in-chief, Christopher Brickell.  SB403.2 .A438 2011

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Brian Coutts Presents Best Reference 2012

Coutt's Best Reference Presentation Spring 2013

Brian Coutts

 On Friday, April 26th, 2013 Brian gave his annual workshop on the best reference sources of the previous year in Helm 5. These selections appear in the March 1, 2013 issue of Library Journal, the nation’s oldest library trade journal. Highlights included the announcement that the Encyclopaedia Britannica first published in 1768 was getting out of the print business. Among the notable reference books of 2012 included the Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art & Architecture, the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, the Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste, Flies: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera,and the Dictionary of Modern Proverbs. A reception followed in Helm 201. Thanks to Ryan Dowell for creating the “Best Reference” power point, to Christopher McConnell for creating the handout, and to Amanda Hardin for planning the reception.

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