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245 No. 15th Street

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Drexel University Libraries is pleased to announce changes in electronic resource offerings in psychology. Effective July 1, 2013 access to the core resources in psychology published by the American Psychological Association, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS and PsycCRITIQUES will move from the existing Ovid platform to EBSCOhost. In addition, the Libraries will be adding APA’s newest resource, PsycTESTS to our electronic collections.

Research and resources in psychology play a growing role in nearly every academic discipline studied and researched at Drexel. In recognition of the importance of psychology across the University, the Libraries this past spring evaluated current offerings in psychology both for content and delivery, testing offerings from a number of different vendors. Resources from the American Psychological Association are unmatched in scope and quality, and with this change in access to the EBSCOhost platform we seek to make them more accessible to the University community.

APA describes PsycTESTS as "a repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests. A wide variety of test types are included in PsycTESTS, including achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and so on." We anticipate that it will be of great value to all researchers in health sciences.

The new EBSCO implementation of the Psyc databases can be accessed via the link from our homepage, from our database listings, or from our catalog.

Your Health Sciences liaison librarians are available to answer your questions about these changes and to assist with orientation to the new electronic environment, including assistance with alerting services:


Hahnemann Library will begin summer hours on Saturday, June 22nd:

  • Saturday and Sunday: Noon - 6:00 pm
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:45 am - 8:00 pm

Summer hours will continue until September 7th. As always, the 24-hour study space will be open around the clock for your studying convenience!


Queen Lane Library will switch to a summer schedule on June 1st.  The Library service desk and collections will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  After 5 pm and on weekends, the Library will be open only as study space.

Hahnemann and Queen Lane Libraries will have reduced hours on Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day.

Hahnemann Library will open at 9:00 am and close at the usual time, 11:00 pm.

Queen Lane Library will open at Noon and close at 6:00 pm.

Hours for Saturday and Sunday will follow the usual schedule at both libraries.

The ClinicalKey Experience Kiosk is coming to Hahnemann and Queen Lane Libraries.  ClinicalKey is our new clinical medicine resource which integrates thousands of electronic books and journals, practice guidelines, videos of procedures, and more with a state-of-the-art search interface. Representatives from Elsevier will be visiting to demo ClinicalKey, with giveaways and prizes!

Come visit the ClinicalKey Experience in Geary Lobby, New College Building on Tuesday April 30th, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, or at Queen Lane in the lobby outside of the Library on Wednesday, May 1st, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Stop by with your challenging questions!

Congratulations to Michael Yudell and Jonathan Purtle, of the School of Public Health! Their blog, The Public's Health, was recently named one of the top 30 best public health blogs. Hosted on, recent posts have included such topics as teen pregnancy rates, bird flu and the importance of programs in city parks.

The other award-winning blogs, from the CDC, Johns Hopkins, NIH's Fogarty Institute, etc. are all crucial additions to your daily reading if you're interested in public health, whether on a global or local level.

Hahnemann Library will be closed on Sunday, March 31st for the Easter holiday; the 24-hour study space will be open as always. The library will be open for usual on Saturady, March 30th, 10 am to 10 pm.

From Monday evening of this week through Wednesday morning, the Libraries experienced problems with a number of our online systems, including the Group Study Room Reservation system. We are discovering now that some reservations made earlier in the week may have been lost from the system. If you made a reservation earlier this week -- even if you received an email confirmation -- please log in at to confirm that your reservation is still there.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that may be caused by this unfortunate occurence.

To assist in diagnosing problems with wireless connectivity in the New College Building, IRT has asked that anyone experiencing difficulty connecting to the wireless service in Hahnemann Library, or elsewhere in the building, provide information to them about the problem by completing the form at  Your assistance in improving wireless service will be greatly appreciated!

ClinicalKey, our new clinical information resource from Elsevier, is now available for use on iPads.  All of the content of ClinicalKey, including journal articles, e-books, point-of-care monographs, Procedures Consult and medical and surgical videos is included.

A User ID Number and password is required to initiate use on an iPad; this can be obtained from the Hahnemann Library reference desk by anyone with current Drexel affiliation. Please contact us at 215-762-7184 or, or visit our reference desk for more information.

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