Christopher Burns, Ph.D.

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    Research Interests

    My research interests broadly include scholarly communication, information retrieval, and academic libraries. Some of the topics I have explored include bias in peer review, health information retrieval, journals / scholarly publishing, reference librarianship, qualitative methodology, fake news, tacit knowledge, open access, open science, history of library automation, and electronic resources.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Missouri- Columbia


    Master of Library Science, University Of Missouri- Columbia



    • B Philosophy (General)
    • Philosophy of Information
    • H Social Sciences (General)
    • Z665 Library Science. Information Science
    • Z719 Libraries (General)
    • ZA4050 Electronic information resources
    • ZA4450 Databases


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