Time Capsule Provides Glimpse into Drexel Past
Submitted on December 7, 2022 - 4:27PM
During renovations to Kelly Hall in the winter of 2021/2022, staff from Drexel University’s Real Estate and Facilities unearthed an interesting object behind the building’s cornerstone: a time capsule.
Q&A with Hanna Pistorius, Drexel University Archives’ Archival Metadata Assistant
Submitted on August 26, 2022 - 9:19AM
Meet Hanna Pistorius (they/them), the Drexel University Archives' spring/summer 2022 co-op student, in this new interview.
Arrrchive Open House Pirate Party Tomorrow!
Submitted on September 24, 2009 - 9:00AM
Ahoy Lads and Lasses of Fortune,
Thar be treasure, looting, pillaging and plunder tomorrow at the Arrrchives Open House Pirate Party.
Students - Welcome Back Week! Pirate Party this Friday!
Submitted on September 21, 2009 - 9:00AM
Ahoy me Brethren of the Coast,
Arrrchives Open House be this Friday, September 25th, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Two weeks till the Pirate Party -for Student's Welcome Back Week
Submitted on September 11, 2009 - 9:00AM
Ahoy, me Hearties!
Aye, for Welcome Back Week at Drexel the Arrrchives is hostin' an Open House.
Enjoy your break, Drexel Students! Come back in three weeks for the Pirate Party and Arrrchives Open House!
Submitted on September 4, 2009 - 9:00AM
Ahoy me matey's!
Only three weeks till we weigh anchor! Argh! On Friday September 25th from 4 to 6 p.m. thar be a Pirate Party at the Arrrchives.
A researcher's view of the archives
Submitted on June 26, 2009 - 10:30AM
We are always interested in hearing patrons' views of archives, so this blog post was of special interest. Elesha Coffman, a history professor at Waynesburg University, shares her four keys to effective archives work in 'The Art of the Archive.'
Defeat Information Overload, Narrow Your Search in Summon: An example
Submitted on October 22, 2013 - 12:39PM
Don't forget the LIBRARY CHAT option is available from the front page of the library website, and even from within the Summon search interface (up at the top.) Help is just a click away! Available from 9AM to 10PM on school nights.
Summary of Recent Orientations for Graduate Students
Submitted on May 29, 2012 - 8:59PM
Many graduate courses for the School of Education have research projects that are coming into focus at this point in the term. Permit me to summarize the points I have covered in recent webinars with a few links and comments.
Sage Research Methods Online - now permanently added
Submitted on November 28, 2011 - 9:07PM
Authoritative and useful descriptions of research methods can be hard to find. SAGE has a deep shelf of social science publications that they draw upon for this new and easy-to-browse tool.
What is ResearcherID? How can I register for it?
Submitted on January 14, 2013 - 5:07PM
Learn more about ResearcherID.
Drexel Research Day participants: archive your research for fun and profit
Submitted on April 23, 2009 - 3:09PM
Congratulations to all the participants in Drexel Research Day today! Learn how to archive your research in iDEA!
Drexel Researchers Shine Spotlight on the Benefits of Open Access Publishing
Submitted on November 9, 2022 - 3:54PM
More than 75 Drexel faculty, staff, and students attended the Libraries' Open Access Week events, including researcher table talks and a keynote session.
Drexel Libraries’ First Research Co-op Shares Lessons Learned During SPARK! Session
Submitted on May 23, 2022 - 12:03PM
Drexel student Angela Graff, a pre-junior majoring in Global Studies, who was hired as the Drexel Libraries' first undergraduate research co-op to support the Dean of Libraries with a long-term research project focusing on how to identify and disseminate research results on the relationship of built, informal learning environments and learning.
iDEA, the University’s First Digital Repository, Announces Retirement
Submitted on February 4, 2022 - 10:23AM
On February 16, 2022, the Drexel Libraries will fully decommission the iDEA digital repository platform. After that day, iDEA will no longer be accessible.
ScholarSip 10th Anniversary Celebrations Begin with “Food for Thought” from Drexel Professor Franco Montalto
Submitted on January 13, 2022 - 10:17AM
The fall event, held December 6, 2021, not only marked the 10th anniversary year of ScholarSip, but it also marked the return to limited in-person gatherings.
ScholarSip Turns 10 & Returns to Building Community In Person
Submitted on November 17, 2021 - 2:03PM
The Drexel Libraries is excited to celebrate 10 years of ScholarSip with its first in-person "food for thought" event since December 2019.
Technology Insights on Improving Access to Drexel Research
Submitted on May 6, 2021 - 2:30PM
Read this interview with Heather Cai, Manager for Library Integrated Technology Systems, to learn about progress made to launch the research services platform, Esploro.
Drexel Libraries Offers ‘Building Connections to Scholarship’ Webinar Series
Submitted on August 26, 2020 - 4:30PM
This fall, the Libraries presents a series of webinars that highlight just a few of the resources, strategies and tools that Drexel faculty, researchers, professional staff and students can utilize in their teaching, research and coursework.
Test the New Esploro Research Services Platform
Submitted on July 8, 2020 - 11:23AM
The Drexel University Libraries is seeking Drexel faculty and researchers to test and evaluate Esploro, a new research services platform from Ex Libris.
Libraries’ Winter ScholarSip Explores Mobilities Research with Guest Speaker Mimi Sheller
Submitted on March 26, 2019 - 8:31AM
Mimi Sheller, PhD, Drexel professor of sociology and the Director and Founder of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, spoke about mobilities research at the Drexel Libraries’ winter 2019 ScholarSip event.
Drexel Offers Access to Pivot, a One-Stop Shop for Finding Research Funding
Submitted on February 22, 2019 - 4:45PM
Drexel faculty, students and staff now have licensed access to Pivot, a tool designed for discovering and sharing research funding opportunities.
CHSTM Fellows Select Drexel Archives for Research
Submitted on June 4, 2018 - 12:00AM
This year, two Consotrium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine research fellows opted to use Drexel's archive collections in their research.
Exploring Qualitative Research Software
Submitted on July 8, 2016 - 10:43AM
Qualitative research methods, traditionally associated with social scientists, are increasingly being used across disciplines to support results from quantitative analysis. This mixed-methods approach provides a richer and more nuanced output, but it can be complicated to design. Drexel librarians are exploring tools to help support the process.
Joining the Research Conversation: Web of Knowledge/Web of Science
Submitted on November 4, 2011 - 10:34AM
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8 - 4-5pm - Hagerty Library room L33
Whether just starting your research or looking to push the boundaries of your existing projects you need to know what's happening in your field and who the movers & shakers are. This workshop will demonstrate how the Web of Knowledge databases can help you dig deeper in your research topic and quickly uncover the most critical journals, researchers and research centers that you'll need to follow. Using the Web of Knowledge's linking features, you can identify the threads of the research conversation that are most important to your own work, and then learn to follow them quickly and easily.
Sign up in advance with an email to LibInstruction@drexel.edu.
Research Skills & Database Searching Workshop
Submitted on November 1, 2011 - 8:27AM
Working on a research project? Thinking about a project? This workshop will help you get started and thinking effectively about your information searching and organization.
Thursday, November 3
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
W. W. Hagerty Library - Room L33
Advance sign up is requested - just email
LibInstruction@drexel.edu & tell us your name, major and email.
See you there -
Archives Exhibit: Researching Diversity at Drexel
Submitted on August 10, 2011 - 3:28PM
Drexel University Archives presents a new exhibition, 'Researching Diversity at Drexel,' opening August 10, 2011. The exhibition contains documents from the University Archives and essays written by students in Professor Sharon Brubaker's English 103 classes that explore issues of race, gender and cultural diversity at Drexel.
Drexel opened its doors in 1891 as a technical school dedicated to educating men and women students of all races, religions, and backgrounds. However, the history of diversity at Drexel, as at any institution, is complex. Were students of color welcome in Drexel's fraternity and sorority scene? How were international students treated? Which departments had women students and faculty when Drexel was founded, and how did the distribution of women change over time? These are some of the questions that this exhibition addresses.
Exhibit Opens: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 5 - 7 PM *
Location: W. W. Hagerty Library, 33rd & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA
* Opening reception, with coffee and conversation about researching and documenting diversity, will take place at Hagerty Library from 5 PM - 7 PM on August 17, 2011. This event is free and open to the public.