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Information and Resources about the Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus (Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever) has been a very hot topic in the news recently, due to the outbreaks in western Africa. The flow of information about the virus and the outbreaks has been confusing, and often alarmist. Here are some reliable sources that can be relied on for current, accurate information about the virus itself, and implications for travelers or for healthcare workers in the United States.

From the Center for Disease Control:

Collection News: National Union Catalog

The Libraries plans to withdraw its holdings of the National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints from the collections this summer. The NUC, as it is fondly known, was an important resource for scholars and researchers in the pre-digital era to confirm citations and locate physical publications. With the advent of electronic library catalogs and projects such as OCLC WorldCat, Hathi Trust Digital Library and Google Books, the content of the NUC is less essential to bibliographic research.

Out for Work: New Resource for LGBTQA Job Seekers!

For those that are questioning their sexual orientation, or those that are still uneasy about sharing that information with new acquaintences, finding a co-op or job where you feel comfortable being yourself can be difficult. At what point should you come out to your employer, if at all? How do you know if they will be accepting of who you are?

Core Psychology Electronic Resources Move to EBSCOhost

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.

Elsevier’s ClinicalKey: A Major New Health Sciences Resource

Article by: Linda M. G. Katz

Elsevier’s ClinicalKey, a new health sciences resource licensed by the Libraries, provides the Drexel community a more robust, yet simple, searching interface and access to thousands of information resources, detailed below. ClinicalKey is a comprehensive, trusted, and speedy source for clinical information, enabling faculty, residents, and students to locate topic overviews as well as in-depth information in order to meet every day and unusual clinical challenges. ClinicalKey replaces the electronic content that was formerly offered through MDConsult.

So this is the New Year...

Welcome Drexel students, new and old! The 2012-2013 school year is officially off and running. For many, this new year will be completely different than the last couple of months. Many students are coming back to Drexel after studying abroad. Others are returning to class after working on their co-op. And, of course, there are the many new students who are starting their first year of college today. For the Freshmen, today represents a new beginning, providing them with many new opportunities to grow and explore.

New Career Guides!

Need some assistance looking for a co-op or job but not finding many resources to help?

Two New Additions: Vogue Archive and the Historical Washington Post

The Libraries is excited to announce the addition of two new archives to the Libraries' collection:

  • The Vogue Archive - A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names.

CGTSPS's Sweet Spot event on Feb. 29: Library Resources


The Office of Commuter, Graduate and Transfer Student Programs and Services (CGTSPS) sponsors a “Sweet Spot” series that highlights a university resource or service.

Libraries Launch Search Interface to Streamline Discovery Process

Searching the Drexel University Libraries’ collection just became easier with the Summon search feature, located on the library website’s homepage.

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