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One function of the MLC is to create a comprehensive, annotated bibliography and a subsequent integrated literature review. The annotated literature will be continuously updated and available electronically. Currently we have an alphabetical annotated list of citations, which includes all citations added, or reviewed, to date. In addition, we have added a listing of unpublished theses and dissertations pertaining to learning in museums. We have also sorted the annotated citations by type of museum. Users can also access the MLC search engine to search the entire museum literature database.

Alphabetical Annotated Listing

  • The alphabetical annotated list is a listing of all of the works in the MLC literature review which have been entered, including those which have been reviewed to date.
  • Theses and Dissertations Lists

  • This is a listing of selected unpublished Master's theses and doctoral dissertations related to learning in museums. The theses and dissertations are accessible separately. In addition, we have provided the university and college addresses which represent the most frequently cited institutions on our list. These addresses may be useful in tracking down particular theses.
  • Reviewed Citation Listings Sorted by Museum Type

  • This page contains the annotated citations sorted by museum type. The citations have been sorted into art, botanical gardens, children's, history, natural history, science, and zoos (including aquariums), as well as learning and general museum literature categories.
  •  Status of the Annotated Literature

  • As of 6 March 2001 the annotated literature database contains approximately 2,300 citations, of which over 500 have been reviewed and annotated. The Collaborative is actively working on compiling additional citations for inclusion in the database as well as expanding the number of annotated citations. If you notice inaccuracies or errors in the database, have questions regarding the project or its progress, or if you would like to suggest citations for inclusion in the database, please e-mail Karen Knutson.