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Western Kentucky University

Continuing Resources

About Continuing Resources

WKU Libraries has a centralized Continuing Resources Unit for all serials ordering, payments, check-in, processing, cataloging, claims, bindery preparation. Requests for new resources can be made through faculty library representatives or by contacting the Electronic and Continuing Resources Coordinator. 

 The Continuing Resources Unit handles approximately 4,000 current subscriptions to scholarly journals, periodicals, newspapers, microforms, and electronic resources. WKU Libraries is the third largest contributor to KULS (Kentucky Union List of Serials), a database that facilitates interlibrary lending.

Serials Price Projections

SerialsStudent Manual

This manual is used to train student workers in the Serials Unit for their responsibilities assisting the staff in such things as mail and book processing and preparing materials for the bindery. 

General information for Library Student workers can be found here.


TopScholar is WKU's Open Access Institutional Repository, managed by staff in the Continuing Resources Unit. 

Online Serials Tools

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/21/15