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Today finds us between Election Day and Veterans’ Day. This is a perfect time to look more closely at the Military & Government Collection. Though the database name is self-explanatory, sample searches tell a fuller story.
In the past I’ve had questions about community policing. A keyword search for the term yielded 231 results: 79 academic articles, 67 government documents, 66 magazine articles, 5 newspaper articles, and 4 reviews.*
Next I searched for pieces on critical thinking. A subject search gave me 120 results: 84 magazine articles, 24 academic articles, 9 trade publication articles, and 2 reviews.*
Of course I had to do a search for information literacy. A subject search (again limited to the past ten years) gave me 10 results: 5 journal articles, 3 magazine articles, and 1 trade publication article.*
This has been a database exercise. It is also a salute to USM’s military veterans–as well as active duty military, National Guard, first responders, and public officials.