Karen Chapman

Professor, Head of Angelo Bruno Business Library

Angelo Bruno Business Library

Phone: 205-348-1096
Email: kchapman@bruno.cba.ua.edu
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Focus and Current Research

Business reference sources, business collection development, electronic information sources.


Memphis State University (B.A. and B.S.), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (M.S. and M.B.A.).

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Professor Chapman has written two business reference books and has contributed numerous articles to library journals such as Journal of Academic Librarianship and Reference Services Review. She is active in the business reference section of the American Library Association, has served on the Board of Directors of the Reference and User Association and has held several committee appointments. She was the 2001 recipient of the BRASS/Gale Group Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship.

Selected Publications

Ellinger, A. E. & Chapman, K. (2016).  IJPDLM’s 45th anniversary: a retrospective bibliometric analysis and future directions. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 46(1), 2-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJPDLM-12-2015-0301

Chapman, K. & Pike, L. E. (2014).  The literature of behavioral economics, part 2: Databases, journals, articles, and working papers.  Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 33(3), 148-164.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639269.2014.934127

Chapman, K., & Pike, L. E. (2013). The literature of behavioral economics, part 1: Introduction and books. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 32(4), 205-23.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639269.2013.837799

Ellinger, A. E., & Chapman, K. (2011). Benchmarking leading supply chain management and logistics strategy journals. International Journal of Logistics Management, 22(3), 403-419. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09574091111181390

Pike, L., Chapman, K., Brothers, P., & Hines, T. (2010). Library outreach to the Alabama black belt: The Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network.Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship,15(3/4), 197-207. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08963568.2010.487690

Chapman, K. (2010). Methods of demonstrating article and journal impact. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 15(1), 2-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08963560802424771

Chapman, K., & Ellinger, A. E. (2009). Constructing impact factors to measure the influence of supply chain management and logistics journals.  Journal of Business Logistics, 30(2), 197-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2158-1592.2009.tb00119.x

Yates, S. B., & Chapman, K. (2007). An examination of the use of monographs in the communication journal literature. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 26(1), 39-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J103v26n01_03

Mendez, M., & Chapman, K. (2006). The use of scholarly monographs in the journal literature of Latin American history.  E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship, 7(3). http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/content/v07n03/mendez_m01.htm

Chapman, K., & Brothers, P. (2006). Database coverage for research in management information systems. College & Research Libraries, 67(1), 50-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/crl.67.1.50

Chapman, K., & Brothers, P. (2004). A reference study of leading MIS journals: Identifying formats, frequency, and journal subjects.  Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 10(2), 17-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J109v10n02_03