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Grey Paper Link to the Dissertation: Reading the Landscape of Public Libraries as Place, by Jean McKendry, 2013

I am placing the link information for this dissertation here with the thought that easier access to grey papers such as this will encourage reading and open discussion.  This is also an open invitation for you to write a precis on this paper  (or, on any other grey paper or peer-reviewed article that you find necessary or interesting)….

You can find more on the topic of “Homelessness” by using this search link.


Article:  Reading the landscape of public libraries as place: experiences of homeless men in public libraries in Vancouver, BC.

Author:  Jean M. McKendry

University of British Columbia.  Link.

Published in:  2013


My copy was downloaded in November, 2014.  I found it here

If the link does not work, please contact me and I will try to help you find a copy.


Working Title: Scholars Before Researchers – Not a Precis, yet…

As you scroll down you might notice that the precis is missing….  This is because, well, because it is missing….  This morning I have decided to put my “works in progress” into this blog.

This is also an open invitation for you to write a precis on this article.  It is a rather interesting article.  The title of this one caught my eye.  A quick scan confirmed and my curiosity was appeased.  This is why this one is here.  A precis will follow — I just don’t know quite when.


Article:  Scholars Before Researchers:  On the Centrality of the Dissertation Literature Review in Research Preparation

Authors: David N. Boote and Penny Belle

Source:  Educational Researcher.  2005, Vol. 34, No.6, pages 3-15

My copy was downloaded on November 18, 2014.


My Precis


My Precis Expanded (a summary of the original article):


I found the original article through a Google Scholar search.  My “Free” copy of this article came from here: