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Mathematics of Planet Earth

Yearlong project spotlights Mathematics of Planet Earth

New Books Coming to the Shelves

cover of Large scale geometry.
Author: Nowak, Piotr W
Call Number: QA613.N68 2012
ISBN(s): 3037191120

Your Library in the News!

Hey, we made some news recently.  It has spread through a number of news outlets, but here is the item from our own Philly Inquirer:

In a new program, Drexel students can borrow laptops at library kiosk

January 15, 2013|By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer

Drexel University sophomore Hyo Jung Cha needed to listen to audio clips for her Japanese class on Thursday afternoon but didn't feel like lugging her laptop to the school's Hagerty Library.

So she decided to use the library's newest addition - a laptop kiosk.

Electronic Access to Full Text Dissertations & Theses!

The Libraries has recently acquired electronic access to the full-text version of the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database providing immediate access to over a million full-text dissertations and theses from institutions throughout North America.  Dissertations and theses have been some of the more difficult resources to obtain through InterLibrary Loan.  This is very exciting!  The link below goes directly to the ProQuest Database, otherwise you can select it from the ProQuest databases list or from our "Databases" tab under 'ProQuest Dissertations and Theses'.

Happy, Happy New Year!

When you have a few moments to visit W.W. Hagerty Library, take a look at a couple of new displays.  The displays were created by two sections of Dr. Lloyd Ackert's Great Works Symposium, Univ 241  (Fall 2012) reflecting their studies of the Frontiers of Science: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life.  One is "Where Are We On The Spectrum Of Life" (section 001) led by Dr. Ackert.  The other is "Evolution of Aliens" led by Dr. Shivanthi Anandan.  Enjoy!!!

New Books Coming to the Shelves

ATTENTION!: Drexel University Libraries will be closed Dec 22, 2012 through Jan 1, 2013

Tell Us What You Think!


We are beginning to review the Libraries website for improvements, and will be running a survey for gathering feedback until December 17th. Would you take a minute to fill it out?  You can click the website survey ad in the center of the page at


MathSciNet Enhancement 2012

From the good folks at American Mathematical Society:

Preliminary Data Items Now Available in MathSciNet!

Finding the most up-to-date information on publications in mathematics just got simpler. MathSciNet now includes Preliminary Data items, which are created from bibliographic data received directly from publishers.  This data allows users to view early information about new papers in mathematics while full processing, including author identification and editorial decisions, is ongoing.

Preliminary Data items are marked as such until processing is complete.

How Open Is It?

From PLOS:

In 2002, the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) articulated the basic tenets of Open Access (OA) for the first time.

Library Reserves

Putting items on reserve this term?

We have a new reserves system integrated into your course management system and are offering some training to help with the transition.  Training sessions are still available at Hagerty Library.  Follow the link below to register for the session of your choice.


Laura Chance
Course Reserves Coordinator
Drexel Universi

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