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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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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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Did You Publish or Edit a Monograph in 2017? We Want to Hear About It!

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on December 15, 2017 - 2:08PM

Did you write or edit a book in 2017? Let us know so you can be recognized at the next Celebrating Drexel Authors event. 

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Dean’s Update: The Libraries Helps Drexel Shape Future Scholarship

Submitted on December 6, 2017 - 11:00AM

In the December issue of In Circulation, we focus on another Libraries' strategic initiative: Shaping Future Scholarship.

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Increasing Access to Drexel Research Outputs Strengthens Contributions to Scholarship

Submitted by Deb Morley on December 5, 2017 - 11:01AM

For a research university like Drexel, capturing and disseminating research output is essential, albeit challenging. The advent of institutional repositories has made it significantly easier for organizations to promote and share their scholarly outputs with a global audience.

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Libraries Resources Update: December 2017

Submitted on December 1, 2017 - 3:18PM

The Drexel University Libraries is pleased to begin a new, recurring article series that highlights new and changed resources licensed or purchased for the Drexel community. 

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Students Share Stories and Feedback about the Libraries at Fall 2017 ScholarSnack

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on December 1, 2017 - 11:03AM

More than 25 students gathered in the W. W. Hagerty Library to participate in the Drexel Libraries' fourth ScholarSnack, which focused on stimulating open and honest conversations about informal learning activities and engagement with the Libraries.

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Drexel Libraries to Upgrade Campus System for Managing and Discovering Information Resources

Submitted by Ann Yurcaba on December 1, 2017 - 10:54AM

The Drexel University Libraries recently completed an agreement with Ex Libris to subscribe to its innovative library management system called Alma Library Services Platform. 

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Drexel Students Rank First Among US Institutions in Fall 2017 Engineering Academic Challenge

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on November 29, 2017 - 10:48AM

This fall, more than 40 Drexel University students participated in the Engineering Academic Challenge (EAC), leading Drexel to first place among its US competitors.

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Libraries Staff to be Recognized for 5+ Years of Service During University-Wide Celebration

Submitted by Sarah Rich on November 20, 2017 - 2:17PM

In 2017, the Drexel University Libraries recognizes seven staff members who have reached service milestones. Congrats!

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Libraries Hours: November 22 - 26

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on November 20, 2017 - 2:02PM

The Drexel University Libraries will have limited hours from Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24, 2017.

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Resource Sharing Team Ensures Cost-Effective Access to Information Resources: An Interview with Lynda Sadusky, Resource Sharing Librarian

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on October 31, 2017 - 4:11PM

This month, we sat down with Lynda Sadusky to learn more about resource sharing—particularly interlibrary loan—and how her team supports Drexel students, faculty and staff.

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Dean’s Update: Strategic Efforts to Help Contain Affordability of Higher Education

Submitted on October 31, 2017 - 9:27AM

The next three issues of In Circulation will focus on the Libraries' refreshed strategic initiatives. This month, we highlight the first of these initiatives: containing the affordability of education.

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Drexel Libraries Promotes Open Access on Campus

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on October 30, 2017 - 1:15PM

Last week, Drexel Libraries joined members of the scholarly publishing community to celebrate the 10th annual Open Access Week. But the Libraries' efforts around OA education are year-round, and staff regularly explore new ways to support OA at Drexel.

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Moving from 'Building Collections' to 'Ensuring Access'

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki, Elizabeth Ten Have on October 26, 2017 - 9:19AM

In the current environment of electronic information, the model of ownership of resources has changed to one of access. As a result, academic libraries like Drexel's no onger build physical collections but instead provide access to resources through a combination of licensing, purchasing and resource sharing.

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Dean's Update: Are Librarians Ready to Help Develop Data Literacy?

Submitted on October 6, 2017 - 12:00AM

Academic librarians now see research data and the accompanying need to manage them as a a new objective for their services and partnerships, and Drexel Libraries staff are among them.

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