Scholarly Publications – Refereed


Goben, A., Coates, H. L., Briney, K. (Accepted). The Library is Not Enough: Building the Data Governance Community at Your Institution. 

Coates, H. L., Goben, A., Briney, K. (2023). What if It Didn’t Happen: Data Management and Avoiding Research Misconduct. Journal of eScience Librarianship.


Champieux, R. & Coates, H. L. (2022). Metrics for evaluating the impact of data sets. In A. Berez-Kroeker, B. McDonnell, E. Koller, and L. Collister (Eds.), The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management and Archiving. MIT Press Open. and


Briney, K. A., Coates, H., Goben, A. (2020). Foundational Practices of Research Data Management. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 6: e56508.

Foster, E. D. & Coates, H. L. (2020). Raising the Visibility of Protected Data: A Pilot Data Catalog Project. In D. Haugh & D. Chase (Eds.), Open Praxis, Open Access: Digital Scholarship in Action. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. Available at


Coates, H. L., Clement, R., Carlson, J., Henderson, M., Johnston, L., Shorish, Y. (2018). How are we measuring up? Evaluating research data services in academic libraries. Journal of Librarianship & Scholarly Communication, 6(1).

Watson, D. P., Adams, E., Shue, S., Coates, H., McGuire, A., Chesher, J., Jackson, J., & Omenka, O. I. (2018). Defining the external implementation context: an integrative systematic literature review. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 209.


Coates, H. L. (2016). Disadvantaged youth in Southern Scotland experience greater barriers to information access resulting from poor technology skills, information literacy, and social structures and norms. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 11(4), 75-78.

Macy, K. V. & Coates, H. L. (2016). Data information literacy instruction in business and public health: Comparative case studies. International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Journal, 42, pp-pp.

Coates, H. L. (2016). Undergraduate information literacy course yields mixed effects on student acceptance of the university library portal. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 11(2), 192-194.


Coates, H. L. (2015). Library and information science research literature is chiefly descriptive and relies heavily on survey and content analysis methods. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 10(4), 215-217.

Coates, H. L. (2015). Developing Countries Lag Behind the US and UK in Contributing to Institutional Repository Literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 10(2), 161-163.


Coates, Heather L. (2014). “Building Data Services From the Ground Up: Strategies and Resources.” Journal of eScience Librarianship, 3(1): Article 5.

Coates, H. L. (2014). Critical Thinking Exercises in the Classroom are Helpful but not Sufficient for Improving Critical Thinking Test Scores. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9(2), 25-27.

Coates, H. L. (2014). Surveying North American Academic Library Websites for Instructional Outreach and Delivery Reveals a Broad Range of Approaches Employed. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9(4), 61-63.


Coates, H. (2013). Academic historians in Canada report both positive and negative attitudes towards e-books for teaching and research. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(4).

Coates, H. (2013). Exploring the disconnect between information literacy skills and self-estimates of ability in first-year community college students. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(2).

Scholarly Publications – Non-refereed

Foster, E. D. & Coates, H. L. (2023). Finding common ground and identifying opportunities: Case study in data policy at an academic medical school [unpublished case study]. IUPUI University Library.

Champieux, R., Coates, H., Konkiel, S., Gutzman, K. (2018). Metrics Toolkit: An online evidence-based resource for navigating the research metrics landscape. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 106(4), 496-497.

Adams, N. E., Been, J., Bivens-Tatum, W., Coates, H. L., Falciani-White, N., Fuchs, C., Kern, K., Leonard, M., Oleen, J., Owens, E. E., Palazzolo, C., Wang, M. (2017). Association of College and Research Libraries Environmental Scan 2017. Available at

Chabot, L., Bivens-Tatum, W., Coates, H. L., Kern, M. K., Leonard, M., Palazzolo, C., Tanji, L., Wang, M. (2016). 2016 top trends in academic libraries: A review of the trends and issues affecting academic libraries in higher education. College and Research Libraries News, 77(6), 274-281. Available at

Coates, H. L. (2016). Training researchers how to manage data to produce better results, enable reuse, and provide for long-term access. In S. Hoffman (Ed.) Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries. London: Facet Publishing. Available at