The ABSEL Research Heritage and the BKL: Leveraging Their Value for Future Research


  • E. Brian Peach
  • Richard G. Platt


The Bernie Keys Library (BKL) was created to assist researchers in the fields of simulation and experiential learning. A database was created to identify the “citation classics” of the BKL and guide researchers to those BKL articles most frequently cited by ABSEL researchers. It was found that simulation papers tended to use references more than experiential papers, some authors did not include references with published papers due to page limitations and many authors did not use or include reference lists. Some proposals are made to enhance the future utility of the existing BKL, and future research submissions.