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.
Drexel University Libraries licenses a growing number of electronic resources each year. In fact, in fiscal year 2011 the Libraries spent close to $3 million on licenses and subscriptions to electronic resources and information management tools.
However, none of this is helpful if you cannot access the information. The Libraries make it a priority to provide access to these valuable resources anytime [24/7], from anywhere, with a live Internet connection.
Bill Paterson joined the Libraries in September 2011 as the Electronic Resources Assistant at W. W.
Seminar on how to use ENDNOTE successfully.
Check out our new Drexel Engineering Library FAQ Video!
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The Knovel University Challenge starts on 9/14/09 and is open to all universities with current subscriptions and trials to Knovel.
Adil Mudassir, a graduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, recounts his literature search experience for a class assignment for a course during the Spring term.
In his own words:
"I attended a library information seminar in Fall 07 and through it, got to know about the plethora of information and resources made available at the library. This was useful for me during the ECE-C633 course I took this Spring under Dr. Sethu. We were to do a literature survey and critique a technical paper in the field of networking.
PubMed offers RSS 2.0 (Really Simple Syndication) feeds of updated content available in the database. An RSS reader is required to use this service on your computer and retrieve new items from PubMed.