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New Database Subscriptions

WKU Libraries now has three new databases: Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature 1890-1982, Education Index 1929-1983, and HeinOnline.

The Reader’s Guide Retrospective contains all information from the printed Readers’ Guides from 1890 to 1982, indexing over 375 magazines and journals. Subject headings have been updated with modern terminology, although the original subject headings are also available.

The Education Index Retrospective 1929-1983 contains cover-to-cover indexing of over 800 periodicals and yearbooks in the field of education.

HeinOnline contains full-page images for all issues of over 1,200 legal journals, cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Attorney General Opinions, and English Reports Full Reprint (1694-1867). Also contains all issues of the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, and U.S. Statutes at Large. HeinOnline also contains all issues of the Congressional Record (1873 to present), the Annals of Congress (1789-1924), Register of Debates (1824-1837), and Congressional Globe (1833-1873). Many sources for international law, United Nations, and treaty research are included, and the database contains a large number of full E-Book reprints of classic and historic legal books.

To access these databases, go to and click the link for databases. If you are off-campus, log in with your WKU email username and password.


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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read



Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

September 26 – October 3, 2009

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States. This year WKU Libraries hosted exhibits on the Cravens 4th Floor and at the ERC. The ERC display included quotations from students in Children’s and Young Adult Literature classes about how their lives had been impacted by reading some of these “challenged” books. The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections.

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