Drexel University Libraries Adds Electronic Resources
As the University’s curriculum and research interests grow, so do the electronic resources provided by the Libraries. Anticipating curricular needs and taking advantage of newly digitized resources, the Libraries have added a diverse group of resources in the last year. Although purchased primarily for support of programs in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, the digitized historical archive of Vogue magazine has drawn interest from students in marketing, English, communications and history. We’ve also purchased the complete digitized archive of The Washington Post, another resource which crosses many disciplines and supports student and faculty research.
The digital library of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) brings to students and faculty 24-hour anywhere access to a current and complete archive of the twelve AGU journals. These publications are important in the study of earth sciences and engineering, as well as environmental studies – all important and growing disciplines at Drexel. Having perpetual access to these important archives is a big win across our curriculum.
The Drexel University Libraries also added electronic access to New York Review of Books, ScienceXpress, Brepolis Medieval Bibliographies and full-text collections such as Art & Architecture Complete and Criminal Justice Abstracts. The purchase of the Mergent Archive provides online access to more than 85 years of company annual reports as well as the Moody’s Manual beginning with the 1909 edition.
Just over 90% of the Libraries' collections budget was spent last year on electronic resources. These materials are available for the university community from the libraries as well as from offices, labs and field sites. Electronic collections expand the learning and research reach of Drexel to all corners of the scholarly world.