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Drexel's Seventh President: William Walsh Hagerty

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

Submitted on January 26, 2017 - 11:55AM

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

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Get It Is Getting Better!

Submitted on December 16, 2015 - 9:00AM

One of the most common frustrations we hear about from our Libraries users - students and faculty alike - is the laborious, sometimes complicated process of moving from journal article citation, to Get It menu, to that treasured full text. Drexel Libraries has implemented some changes that will streamline the process.

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What’s Next? When You Need Information, but Don’t Have Access to an Academic Library

Submitted on June 5, 2019 - 9:47AM

Looking for information resources to help you in your quest for life-long learning but don't have access to an academic library? Check out these tips from Drexel librarians for finding high-quality online information resources to use in research and learning.

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Dean’s Update: The Graduate Transition to Alumni Learning

Submitted on June 4, 2019 - 2:10PM

This month, we share tips and information for our 2019 graduates and alumni to help them find reputable information resources even after they've left Drexel.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Library Resources for Drexel Grads & Alumni

Submitted on June 4, 2019 - 1:49PM

As we say congrats and farewell to the Class of 2019, we revisit some Frequently Asked Questions about utilizing the Libraries’ resources after becoming an alumnus.

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Continuing Your Education After Graduation at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Submitted on June 4, 2019 - 1:27PM

Public libraries have far more to offer than just leisure reading books, including many of the databases and resources students use during their studies at Drexel. Learn more about the resources and services you can find at a public library to help you throughout life after Drexel.

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Drexel Libraries’ Summer Hours: June 21 – September 6, 2019

Submitted on May 29, 2019 - 12:17PM

Starting June 21, the Drexel University Libraries will open with reduced service hours on Fridays through September 6, 2019.

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Queen Lane Library to Close for Renovations, June 3 – Aug. 5, 2019

Submitted on May 29, 2019 - 11:44AM

This summer, the Drexel University Libraries, in partnership with the College of Medicine, will begin renovations on the Queen Lane Library.

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Dean's Update: From R2 to R1

Submitted on May 6, 2019 - 10:30AM

This month, Dean Nitecki questions what it means for university libraries when the institution receives the coveted RI Carnegie Classification.

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Spark! Program Fuels Staff Engagement & Discussion for Over a Decade

Submitted on May 1, 2019 - 7:30PM

In 2009, the Drexel University Libraries launched Spark!, a program series where staff can share their knowledge about innovations in the field and learn about other campus initiatives happening outside the Libraries.

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Join the Adventure! Get Excited for the Greatest Journey on May 8

Submitted on April 23, 2019 - 3:37PM

Become an expert information explorer, and own your adventures in learning during Drexel’s annual Day of Giving.

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Drexel Libraries Celebrates Staff Achievements on National Library Worker Day

Submitted on April 12, 2019 - 9:50AM

On April 9, 2019, Drexel Libraries staff, student employees and their family members gathered in the W. W. Hagerty Library for the 10th annual Library Celebration Awards. This year, the Libraries honored six staff and two student employees for their contributions to improving the Libraries.

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Refreshing the Libraries’ Brand to Reflect Our Continuing Transformation

Submitted on April 4, 2019 - 12:28PM

Libraries—both public and academic—generally aren’t very good at communicating their value. Learn what the Drexel Libraries is doing to effectively communicate information about its unique resources and services on campus.

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Dean’s Update: A Librarian’s View of Timely Traveling to New Zealand

Submitted on April 4, 2019 - 12:16PM

This month, Dean Nitecki reflects back on her recent trip to New Zealand and how libraries often serve as symbols of recovery and safe spaces for learning and sharing memories.

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The National Establishment Time Series (NETS) Data Now Available to Drexel University

Submitted on April 3, 2019 - 5:03PM

They Libraries and the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative have partnered to provide licensed access to the National Establishment Time Series (NETS) data to Drexel University.

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Drexel University Libraries Announces Soft Launch of Intellectual Wellness Gallery

Submitted on April 3, 2019 - 4:52PM

On April 1, 2019. the Drexel Libraries opened its new Intellectual Wellness Gallery in the first floor of the W. W. Hagerty Library. The Gallery includes activities to help the Drexel community relax and recharge, including coloring pages, board games, sound machines, aromatherapy, a meditation space and more.

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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.

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Notice: Elsevier Usernames & Passwords Accidentally Exposed

Submitted on March 21, 2019 - 2:21PM

A cybersecurity company recently discovered that a misconfigured server of Elsevier was exposing user emails and passwords in plain text for an unknown length of time. As a precautionary measure, the Libraries recommends all members of the Drexel community with an Elsevier username/password change it immediately

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Dean's Update: Preparing for spring cleaning

Submitted on March 6, 2019 - 4:25PM

In this issue, we have featured a few articles that tell how the Libraries raises awareness and builds community around the value of an institution’s historic records. Starting with a summary of this year’s Celebrating Drexel Authors Event to a look at our newly revamped Library Explorers program and an interview with one of our 2019 Library Faculty Fellows, we chronicle the wider impact of our programs and staff on the University today and in the future.

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Students Advise Libraries and Gain Information Literacy Skills through Library Explorers Program

Submitted on March 6, 2019 - 1:25PM

Earlier this year, the Drexel Libraries appointed its second cohort of Library Explorers, a group of students who advise the Libraries by brainstorming, designing and testing ways to engage Drexel students to build effective learning habits.

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Q/A with Antonios Kontsos, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Group (TAMG), College of Engineering

Submitted on March 5, 2019 - 1:13PM

We sat sat down with Library Faculty Fellow and engineering professor Antonios Kontsos, PhD, to learn more about his work to utilize open education resources in freshmen engineering courses.

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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.

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Drexel Recognizes New Group of “Data Authors” During 2019 Authors Event

Submitted on February 22, 2019 - 11:08AM

On February 18, 2019, more than 75 members of the Drexel community gathered in the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery to recognize the University's 2018 authors and editors.

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EndNote X9 Now Available to Drexel Community

Submitted on February 7, 2019 - 8:58AM

EndNote X9 is now available to the Drexel Community. Learn more and download the newest version today.

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A Strategic Approach to Research Asset Management

Submitted on February 7, 2019 - 8:57AM

Research output is an increasingly valuable institutional asset, and Drexel University--with leadership from the Libraries and others--is taking a strategic approach to managing those assets.

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Dean’s Update: Challenges of Research Data Discovery and Accessibility 

Submitted on February 7, 2019 - 8:56AM

This month is all about data, and Dean Nitecki considers the question, "Why should data even matter?"

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Where are Drexel research data?

Submitted on February 7, 2019 - 8:41AM

The task of finding and recognizing Drexel research and research data is not without its challenges, and the Drexel Libraries is always looking for ways to acknowledge the many forms of scholarship that now shape the scholarly communications landscape.

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Q&A with Shannon Sheridan, NLM Associate Fellow

Submitted on February 1, 2019 - 3:03PM

This month, we sat down with Shannon Sheridan, National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow, to learn more about her work with data and what she plans to do at Drexel over the next few months.

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Changes to eJournal Searching

Submitted on January 11, 2019 - 3:38PM

Check out the changes we made to our eJournal A to Z lookup tool.

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