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Late night writing tutors at W.W. Hagerty next week

Have an end of term writing project due? Come to a late night tutoring session with a Drexel Writing Center peer reader.

Late Night Tutoring offers extended hours of the Drexel Writing Center for students to receive assistance on end of term writing assignments or any other pieces of writing they would like to work on.

Peer tutors will be available in the main entrance of the Hagerty Library from 6pm-10pm on Tuesday, December 4, and Wednesday, December 5. Go to drexel.mywconline.com and select the Late Night Tutoring schedule to reserv

Six-Word Stories Showcase Creativity at Libraries’ Writing Challenge

Dean Nitecki congratulates winner Marcus Henderson

Drexel University Libraries hosted a Writing Challenge on Tuesday, May 22nd as a part of the University Archives’ Inventing the Page exhibition and the 2012 Week of Writing activities, sponsored by the Drexel Publishing Group. The challenge, held in the Libraries’ Bookmark Café, welcomed over thirty writers who were tasked with creating themed six-word stories.

Echo of Things to Come: Drexel's First Literary Magazine

To mark the Libraries' new exhibition, Inventing the Page: Student Literary Magazines at Drexel, the Archives' blog will feature a series of essays about past literary magazines by Drexel alumna and Archives volunteer, Martha Cornog. The new exhibition opens Wednesday, April 18, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at Hagerty Library.

Echo of Things to Come: Drexel's First Literary Magazine

by Martha Cornog

"We propose to entertain and be entertained," wrote The Drexel Echo's fledgling editors, "to encourage and be encouraged, to be instructed, and, if possible, to instruct."

Drexel's first campus publication with literary content, Echo blossomed from the student body in 1907, a mere sixteen years after the institution was founded. By then, college literary magazines had become academic standbys. The Columbia Review claims to have been the first in the nation as of 1815, but then Columbia University itself was founded in 1754. The much older Harvard, first U.S. academic body as of 1636, dates its own Harvard Advocate magazine to 1866. So while ever so much younger, Drexel's Echo was certainly faster off the mark.

Actually, the monthly Echo resembles more an all-purpose campus magazine than a literary journal. While a handful of creative efforts—prose and poetry—open each issue, a "School Notes" section of news items follows with brief notes about class officers, faculty changes, news of the Library School, and the perennial sports updates. Reports on goings-on among student organizations and a jokes section close out the first issue. And on the back cover linger four paid advertisements: for a meat market, two photographers, and a sporting goods store.

Cover of the first issue of the Drexel Echo, 1907Cover of the first issue of the Drexel Echo, 1907

University Archives to Spotlight History of Writing at Drexel

On Wednesday, April 18th from 5 – 7 PM, Drexel University Archives will unveil a new exhibit, Inventing the Page: Student Literary Magazines at Drexel, with an opening event held at W. W. Hagerty Library. The event will feature readings from current Drexel writers, who identified their favorite works selected from literary magazines of the past (Echo, Gargoyle), present (Maya) and more.

Hahnemann Library and Writing Center team up for Fall Workshops

The Hahnemann Library and the Writing Center will be offering workshops at the Library during the Fall term.

October 5, in the Hahnemann Computer Classroom, 1st floor, 5:30 pm
Graduate Database Searching, APA Format, and Bibliographic Management Software For Health Sciences Students

November 2, in the Hahnemann Computer Classroom, 1st floor, 5:30 pm
Graduate Database Searching, APA Format, and Bibliographic Management Software For Health Sciences Students

November 16, location TBA, 5:30 pm
Sentence Level Writing and Clarity for Health Sciences Students

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Back by Popular Demand: Writing Center Workshops at Hahnemann Library

The Writing Center and Hahnemann Library are once again collaborating on workshops to be held at the Hahnemann Library during the Spring term.  Please share the following information about the workshops with your students and faculty.

  • Graduate Database Searching, APA Format and Bibliographic Management Software for Health Sciences Students, April 13th and May 11th, 5:30 pm, Room 1208 Hahnemann Library
  • Substance & Style for Health Sciences Students: Crafting Better  Presentations, May 19th, 5:30 pm, Room 2235 Hahnemann Li

Writing Center Workshops at Hahnemann Library

The Drexel Writing Center and Hahnemann Library are now offering workshops for graduate and undergraduate students. The workshops will provide help with various aspects of the writing process, from sentence construction, to APA formatting, to Thesis/Dissertation Support.

Students who wish to attend the 1/25 and 2/08 workshops are requested to register at http://www.drexel.edu/engphil/writingcenter/workshop-registration.asp.

PubMed Central: What are an author's rights?

NIH's Public Access Policy, mandating that all articles arising from NIH funds must be submitted to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication, has been a boon for researchers, medical practitioners and public, making publicly-funded research accessible to all.  But it has been a source of confusion for authors, who may encounter conflicts between the NIH mandate and the stipulations of publishers' contracts.

Ben Grillot of the Association of Research Libraries has published a report titled "PubMed Central Deposit and Author Rights", providing guidelines on how authors can balance NIH req

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