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    A survey of community water fluoridation in the United States
    ( 2008) Sinclair, Gwen E.
    The geographic distribution of community water fluoridation (CWF) in the U.S. was surveyed using data for states, counties, and water systems. The distribution of CWF is not uniform within states and CWF is not available to many small or rural communities. Explanations for geographic variations in CWF were sought by performing quantitative analysis using variables related to the perceived need for fluoridation (percent of counties without a dentist, prevalence of caries, poverty, and Medicaid eligibility) and barriers to its adoption (rurality, population size). Need was not found to be a factor the adoption of CWF. The results of fluoridation decisions made between 1980 and 2008 were also analyzed to determine the effect of fluoridation decision-making structures. The type of authority was not found to be a predictor of the outcomes of fluoridation votes. A survey of the dental directors of each state was also conducted regarding states' support for CWF. The survey results indicated that states use a variety of means to promote CWF. Dental directors perceived community opposition and public apathy to be the greatest barriers to adoption of CWF. Recommendations for the future promotion of CWF and suggestions for further research are outlined.
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    Teaching government information
    (Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association, 2021-05-14) Hartnett, Cassandra J. ; Brown, Christopher C. ; Sinclair, Gwen E. ; Caro, Susanne
    Friday chat sponsored by the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association. The panelists all teach government documents courses and have written textbooks for government documents courses. They reflected on their experiences teaching and preparing instructional materials. Panelists: Cassandra J. Hartnett, University of Washington; Christopher C. Brown, University of Denver; Gwen Sinclair, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; Moderator: Susanne Caro, North Dakota State University.
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    Government Information: A Reference for Librarians in Hawai‘i
    (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 2020-12-01) Sinclair, Gwen ; Sinclair, Gwen
    Government Information: A Reference for Librarians in Hawai‘i draws on a wide range of sources to educate librarians about federal, state, local, and international government information with an emphasis on Hawai‘i. Case studies illustrate specific types of government information. Each chapter features a list of additional resources for further reading.
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    Constitution Illustrated [review]
    (Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association, 2021-01-15) Sinclair, Gwen
    Review of the book Constitution Illustrated by R. Sikoryak (New York: Drawn & Quarterly, 2020).
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