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URBN Center Research Help

As some of you know, I held office hours in the URBN Center at the end of last term. I did so on a limited basis as a trial and I feel it was a success. I helped several students, met with a few faculty, and was able to make an impromptu appearance in a couple of classes. For the end of the spring term, I will be holding office hours in room 440 on Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm and Thursdays from 9am-11am beginning on May 15th until June 6th.

Improved Embed Codes for Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press, which provides access to collections such as American Song and Dance in Video, has announced improvements to their embedded media player.

These enhancements include:

  • Full controls (play/pause, next/previous, volume control)
  • Full-screen functionality with full controls
  • Re-size the iframe to any size
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New Reserves System is Here!

Starting Fall quarter, Drexel Libraries will implement a new reserves system, Ares, to manage all library reserves requests. Library reserves requests will need to be submitted electronically through Blackboard Learn. This is a significant change to our reserves processing workflow, and we ask that you please begin thinking about and submitting your reserves requests as soon as possible.

Attached is some general information about Ares.

Adam Matthew Education Trial

Drexel University Libraries is running a trial of the Adam Matthew Education database until April 30th. You can access the trial at You need to select the "Login" option from the "Trial our collections" box on the righthand side. You'll be prompted to select which collection you are interested in.

Vogue and Mintel UK Fashion Trials

We have set-up trials to Vogue Archive and Mintel UK Fashion Reports.

The Vogue Archive is a "complete searchable a

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