Are We Covering Our Own Backyards?: An Analysis of Local Research Guides Created by Academic Business Librarians

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The Journal of Academic Librarianship, ISSN: 0099-1333, Vol: 35, Issue: 5, Page: 421-430

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Tucker, J. Cory
Elsevier BV
Social Sciences; Academic libraries; Economic development; Nevada Small Business Development Center; Public-private partnerships; University of Nevada; Las Vegas (UNLV); Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations; Library and Information Science
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This study examines local research guides created by academic business librarians to assist patrons with researching the communities (towns, cities, and regions) where their schools are located. A key finding is that only 33% of the libraries surveyed provide guides to local research, while 80% provide guides to international research.