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Craig Hawbaker

Professor Emeritus

Craig Hawbaker


Craig has retired as of May 2014. If you have a question about Business, Economics, Communication, or Earth and Environmental Sciences, please email If you would like to contact Craig, you can email him at


  • M.S.L. in Librarianship, Western Michigan University, 1975
  • B.S. in Marketing, Drake University, 1973

Research Interests:

  • Reliability of full text journal databases
  • Reference databases
  • Faculty status and aculty  of librarians

Professional Organizations:

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • California Academic & Research Libraries Association (CARL)

My Publications (selected):

  • American Library Association. (2008). “Africa.” In Guide to Reference, 12th ed. A subscription database available from Accessed March 6, 2009. (Lorrie A. Knight, co-author)

  • American Library Association, CODES Materials Reviewing Committee. (2005). “Elements for Basic Reviews: A Guide for Writers and Readers of Reviews in All Mediums and Genres” available from Accessed March 6, 2009. (contributed pp. 36-45)

  • “Information Competency for Adult Reentry Students.” Academic Exchange Quarterly 7 (2003): 2455-2458. (Lorrie A. Knight, co-author)

  • “Delve Deeper into American Civil Rights and the Question of Race.” Point of View. New York: AmericanDocumentary, Inc., 2002. (A bibliography disseminated in conjunction with four films shown on the PBS television series)

  • “Reference Assessment Annotated Bibliography.” In Evaluating Reference Services: A Practical Guide, Jo Bell Whitlatch, 113-213. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000. (signed annotations)

  • “Investigating a Fulltext Database: A Case of Detection.” DATABASE 19,  (1996): 59-62. (Anna Grzeszkiewicz, co-author)

  • “Periodical Ownership Versus Fulltext Online Access: A Cost-Benefit Analysis.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 22 (1996): 105-109. (Cynthia K. Wagner, co-author)

  • Industry and Company Information: Illustrated Search Strategy and Sources. Ann Arbor, MI: Pierian Press, 1991. (Judith M. Nixon, co-author)

  • “Improving Library Instruction in Marketing Research: A Model.”  Journal of Marketing Education 10, (Summer 1988): 52-61. (Alice C. Littlejohn, co-author)

  • “Online Ready-Reference Searching in an Academic Library.”  RQ 24, (Spring 1985): 320-326. (Sara Brownmiller, Douglas Jones, and Robert Mitchell, co-authors)

  • “Online Bibliographic Searches in Report Writing Courses.”  Journal of Advanced Composition 3, (Spring & Fall 1982): 60-68. (James Suchan, co-author)