Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Databases; Elementary school libraries--Collection development; School librarians;
With so many reference materials available for the elementary public school library, making subscription reference database purchasing decisions can be an overwhelming task. The purpose of this research study was to examine how the 15 participating Iowa teacher librarians made subscription reference database purchasing decisions and the use they observe of various reference materials by students and staff influencing these decisions. To answer these questions, I conducted a survey asking Iowa public elementary school teacher librarians how they decided what to purchase and criteria they used for examining reference materials such as subscription reference databases. The population used for this study was certified Iowa teacher librarians who were working in the elementary library at least 20 hours per week.
Date of Award
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2010 Michaela B. Seeman
Seeman, Michaela B., "Purchasing subscription reference databases in the Iowa elementary public school library" (2010). Honors Program Theses. 24.