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The Philadelphia Inquirer (1860 - 2001) Now Available Online through the Libraries

Submitted by Elizabeth Ten Have on January 11, 2017 - 9:01AM

Drexel Libraries now subscribes to The Philadelphia Inquirer's digital archive.

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Drexel's Seventh President: William Walsh Hagerty

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on June 1, 2016 - 9:40AM

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of former Drexel president president William Walsh Hagerty, the Libraries is taking a look back at the many ways that Dr. Hagerty helped to build the institution we know today.

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Archives Acquisitions: January 2016

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on February 3, 2016 - 11:30AM

The University Archives regularly adds new pieces of Drexel history to the collection on a including artifacts, documents, photographs and electronic files. These new acquisitions help to capture and record Drexel's unique story. This month the Archives acquired documents pertaining to Drexel's name change. In 1970 Drexel changed the name of the institution from the Drexel Institute of Technology to Drexel University.

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Archives Acquisitions: October 2015

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on October 30, 2015 - 8:00AM

This month the Archives acquired a formal portrait of John and Mary Fetter Semanik.

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Drexel University Archives' New Acquisitions: August/September

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on October 5, 2015 - 12:38PM

Each month the University Archives appraises and acquires documents, photographs and electronic files that capture and record Drexel's unique history. These new acquisitions are gifts and transfers from University departments, Drexel alumni, current student groups, and other donors.

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Drexel University Libraries Contributes Two Cultural Pieces to Regional Diaries Initiative

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on June 3, 2015 - 10:12AM

Drexel University Archives will extend access to two diaries in the collection through a collaboration with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania's Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts. Drexel University Archives contributed digitized images of Rebecca Thomas's recipe book and Francis Martin Drexel's travel journal. Rebecca Thomas was a resident of early 19th-century Burlington, New Jersey. She recorded recipes, arithmetic lessons, and folk remedies in a small journal that brings to life the day-to-day concerns of early American women.

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University Archives to Spotlight History of Writing at Drexel

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on March 21, 2012 - 10:10AM

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.

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ProQuest unavailable Saturday night, January 28th, starting at 10 PM EST

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on January 26, 2017 - 11:55AM

ProQuest research databases will be unavailable on Saturday, January 28th for maintenance.

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Summon Update on 12/15/16 - Highlights

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on December 14, 2016 - 5:28PM

The vendor Summon will roll out important improvements on Wednesday, December 15, 2016.

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Maintenance may affect article access 12-7pm, Sat. Oct. 29

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on October 25, 2016 - 4:06PM

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PubMed system changes on Monday the 26th

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on September 23, 2016 - 2:45PM

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Updates to E-Journal Portal

Submitted by Noelle Egan on September 19, 2016 - 8:15AM

Welcome back! You might notice some exciting enhancements to the Drexel University Libraries eJournal Portal this quarter. The eJournal search still provides all the same browsing and searching options for eJournal titles, but now offers more information about each title.

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New launching page for LibGuides

Submitted by Kathleen Turner on September 16, 2016 - 11:59AM

Our LibGuides landing page has just been re-designed to help you find LibGuides by school or by cross-disciplinary topics.

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LibGuides updates

Submitted by Eddie Rubeiz on August 22, 2016 - 12:49PM

An upcoming LibGuides update, to be deployed over the next week, will make searching for guides easier, and make the A-Z database list more accessible to patrons using screen readers.

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ProQuest maintenance on Saturday, August 20th

Submitted by Eddie Rubeiz on August 11, 2016 - 1:05PM

Starting at 10 PM on Saturday, August 20th, ProQuest research databases provided will be unavailable for 8 hours.

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'Articles and More' is getting an upgrade!

Submitted by Eddie Rubeiz on August 11, 2016 - 12:16PM

On August 24th, Summon (also known as 'Articles and More' ) is getting its first major upgrade in three years. Summon is one of the most important tools our patrons use for finding journal articles in particular, so we're excited to see the new version.

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Library Catalog Downtime, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Wed., June 22nd

Submitted by Eddie Rubeiz on June 14, 2016 - 2:30PM

On Wednesday, June 22nd, the the library catalog (called Books & More on the library web site) will be down for maintenance. This will affect multiple library services, but there are other options available. They are detailed below. We greatly appreciate your patience.

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Known issue with GetIt and PubMedCentral articles

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on April 7, 2016 - 9:13PM

Users are experiences technical difficulties when accessing PubMed via the "GetIt" button. The vendor has been made aware of this issue and is working to fix the problem.

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Alternatives to Searching Summon

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on February 22, 2016 - 3:13PM

Summon is currently experiencing technical issues. Learn more about the Libraries' other search options.

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Scheduled Database Maintenance: 10pm Saturday - 6am Sunday

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on January 16, 2016 - 12:59PM

ProQuest will be performing maintenance on their systems on Saturday, January 15 through Sunday, January 16.

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Library Systems Maintenance from 12/15-17

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on December 9, 2015 - 5:47PM

During the week of 12/14 the Libraries will be making several improvements to their systems that will require downtime, including the library catalog. Please read on for details.

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Library Catalog Scheduled Downtime, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Thursday, October 29th

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on October 22, 2015 - 2:20PM

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ABC-CLIO Online History Award Recognizes Doctor or Doctress Site

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on April 2, 2015 - 1:02PM

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Ringing in 2015 with better database searching and library guides

Submitted by Eddie Rubeiz on January 5, 2015 - 10:48AM

Welcome back! We're ringing in 2015 with new, better versions of our Databases and Library Guides.

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Library Website Improvements for 11/6/14

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on November 6, 2014 - 1:40PM

We continue to make improvements to all of our online tools, including our website. This week, and based on your feedback, we've changed the display of library hours and we've made it easier to find a library staff member. Read on for details!

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Discovery Improvements for 10/29/14, Including New Search Options

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on October 29, 2014 - 11:43AM

Today we launched a number of improvements to library systems, including new ways to search the catalog and new functionality and display for collections in the iDEA: E-Repository & Archives. Read on for the details.

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Library Website Improvements for 10/9/14

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on October 9, 2014 - 4:16PM

Since we launched the our new website we've been gathering your feedback and making improvements. Read on for a description of the changes we've made in the last week.

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Browsing is back! BrowZine now available at Drexel

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on October 2, 2014 - 2:09PM

As wonderful as e-journals are, they don't provide the same browsability as their print counterparts. To address this Libraries have licensed BrowZine, a new tool that facilitates browsing of Drexel's collection of licensed electronic journals on mobile devices.

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New Library Website Cheat Sheet

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on September 19, 2014 - 6:46PM

Looking for that tried-and-true resource in the new website? We've listed the most popular tools from the previous website and how you can get to them.

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