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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mark McCullough

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Mark McCullough

MLS and MS
Reference Coordinator, Associate Professor
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Voice: (507) 389-5154 -- FAX: (507) 389-5155


As Reference Coordinator Librarian, I provide leadership for reference services. Other services and responsibilities include:

  • Serve as Coordinator of the Library Reference and Collections Group
  • Provide reference desk service to students, faculty, staff and community users
  • Develop library instructional for various university courses
  • Serve as a pre-major advisor for university students
  • Offer in-depth research consultations to students and faculty
  • Provide library tours and orientation sessions
  • Develop and maintain the History (C-F) section of the library reference collection
  • Serve as library liaison to the History department (Faculty contact: Loretta Burns)



Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota
M.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies, 2000

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
M.L.S. in Library and Information Science, 1989

Hanover College
Hanover, Indiana
B.A. in History, 1986


Government Documents/Maps Librarian (Assistant Professor)
Memorial Library
Minnesota State University, Mankato
1997- Mankato, Minnesota

Serials/Government Documents Librarian (Instructor to Associate Professor)
Heterick Memorial Library
Ohio Northern University 1990-1997 Ada, Ohio
Tenure Awarded 1996


Holmberg, Melissa and Mark McCullough. "Plagiarism in Science and Technology Master's Theses: A Follow-up Study." Forthcoming in New Review of Information Networking. 2007.

Holmberg, Melissa and Mark McCullough. "Anti-Plagiarism Tools: Scirus v. Google." IATUL Proceedings . [Online] (2005). Available:

McCullough, Mark and Melissa Holmberg. "Using the Google Search Engine to Detect Word-for-word Plagiarism in Master's Theses: A Preliminary Study." College Student Journal. 39(3) Sept. 2005. pp. 435-441.

McCullough, Mark. "Developing a Web-based Clearinghouse for Government Documents Displays." Dttp: a Quarterly Journal of Government Information Practice and Perspective.Vol. 29, no. 3 Fall 2001, pp. 13-14.

McCullough, Mark. "Web Clearinghouse Promotes Displays of Government Information". [Contributed to the column "News from the Field"] College & Research Libraries News. Vol. 62 no. 5, May, 2001, p. 487.

McCullough, Mark. "Web Clearinghouse Continues to Grow," Administrative Notes: Newsletter of the Federal Depository Library Program, Vol. 22, no. 12, August 15, 2001. [Available online at:].

Book Reviews:

McCullough, Mark. Review of Advances in Serials Management (Volume 7). Ed. By Cindy Hepfer, Teresa Malinowski, and Julia Gammon. New York: JAI Press, 2000. Serials .Review. Vol. 27, no. 3 2001, pp. 146-147.

McCullough, Mark. Review of Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval. by G.G. Chowdhury. London: Library Association Publishing, dist. By Bernan, 1999. Serials Librarian. Vol. 30, no. 3 2001, p. 149.

McCullough, Mark. Review of Books, Bytes, and Bridges: Libraries and Computer Centers in Academic Institutions. Edited by Larry Hardesty. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000. Serials Review. Vol. 27, no. 1 2001, pp. 100-101.

McCullough, Mark. Review of The whole library handbook 2. by George M. Eberhart. Chicago: American Library Association, 1995. Serials Librarian. Vol. 27, no. 4 1995, pp. 108-109.

McCullough, Mark. Review of Thinking About Political Corruption. By Peter deLeon. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1993. Journal of Government Information. Vol. 21, no. 5 1994, pp. 495-496.

Wrote several short reviews for Library Journal from 1993-1996.

Recent Presentations / Panels:

"Where Have I Been Cited: Using Databases and Search Engines for Cited Reference Searching." Presentated at Minnesota State University, Mankato Professional Development Day on January 10, 2007.

Holmberg, Melissa and Mark McCullough. "Student Plagiarism and You: Prevalence, Implications and Solutions." Accepted presentation for the International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL)  in Quebec City on May 31st, 2005.

"Minnesota State Library Virtual Reference Forum.” Panelist. Minnesota Department of Education. Roseville, MN July 13, 2004

“Generation Y Comes to the Library. . .Or Not: Information Seeking Behavior of Undergraduate Students” (MSU Library Workshop). Panelist with Dr. Ethelene Whitmire and Professor Barbara Fister. Minnesota State University. Mankato, MN. April 11, 2002.

"Full-Text-First: The Case for Giving Students What They Want as Often as We Can." Presented at the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) 2001 Conference. Ashland University, Ashland, OH, October 26, 2001.

"Electronic Federal Government Information: Making and Maintaining Connections." Presented with Sandy Roe at the 14th Annual Minnesota and South Dakota Government Information Forumn. St. Olaf College. Northfield, MN, May 10, 2001.

"Government Documents Displays: A Tutorial and Clearinghouse." Delivered at the 9th Annual Federal Depository Library Conference. Washington, D.C. October 24, 2000. [Other presenters included Mary Nere and Mary Sue Lovett].

"Designer Displays: A New Look for Government Documents and More." Presented at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference. St. Paul, Minnesota. September 28, 2000. [Other presenters included Mary Nere, Mary Sue Lovett and Don Bezanson].

Taking Stock and Making Plans: Ensuring Access to Web-based Federal Government Periodicals." Presented with Becky Schwartzkopf at the 15th Annual NASIG Conference. University of California San Diego. La Jolla, California. June 24, 2000. A summary of the workshop was recorded by Nancy Macomber and co-published simultaneously in Serials Librarian, Vol. 40, No., 2001, pp. 309-315 and Making Waves: New Serials Landscapes in a Sea of Change (ed. Joseph C. Harmon, and P. Michelle Fiander), Binghampton, New York: Haworth Press, 2001, pp. 309-315.

"Government Documents Displays: A Tutorial and Clearinghouse." Presented at the13th Annual Minnesota and South Dakota Government Information Forum. St. John's University. Collegeville, Minnesota. May 4, 2000. A segment of a larger presentation with Mary Nere, Mary Sue Lovett and Don Bezanson.

Web Site:

McCullough, Mark, Nere, Mary, Schmutz, Pam. Government Documents Displays: A Tutorial and Clearinghouse. 2000 -.

Most Popular Federal Government Documents: Government Documents Usage at Minnesota State University, Mankato



Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma

Beta Phi Mu

Mortar Board


Mankato Area Toastmasters

Minnesota Government Documents Round Table

Minnesota Library Association

North American Serials Interest Group

Selected Professional and University Service

Minnesota Library Association - Government Documents Round Table (Chair) 1998-1999

PALS Government Documents User's Group (Convener) 1997-1999

Minnesota State University Library Personnel Committee (1998-present)

Minnesota State University Budget Meet & Confer. Library Representative. (1999-present)

Minnesota State University Library Faculty Development Committee (1997-1999, 2000-)

Ohionet Acquisitions Council (Chair) 1992-1993

Ohionet Serials/Union List Council 1991-1992

Ohio Northern University Academic Affairs Committee (Secretary, 1991-1996)