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Share Your COVID-19 Stories

Submitted on May 6, 2020 - 1:58PM

The Drexel University Archives is working on a new project to document the University's responses to COVID-19, and we want to hear from you! Send us your unique accounts of the pandemic through writing, photographs, videos, audio recordings, or other creative means.

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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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Discover Open Access Resources in Engineering

Submitted on October 21, 2019 - 2:49PM

In celebration of Open Access Week, Librarian Jay Bhatt shares his list of go-to Engineering Open Textbooks.

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ScholarSip with Professor Banu Onaral Rescheduled for June 8, 2020

Submitted on May 15, 2020 - 9:23AM

Campus may be closed, but the spring ScholarSip event will still go on, just remotely!

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Dean's Update: New Opportunities to Increase the Visibility of Libraries 

Submitted on May 7, 2020 - 1:02PM

This month, Dean Nitecki explores the importance of promoting the value of libraries, as well as what makes a library an essential and key component to a university's success.

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Modeling a Collaborative & Sustainable Library During COVID-19

Submitted on May 5, 2020 - 3:58PM

The current public health crisis has made the need for collaboration even more apparent, and librarians are looking to each other to find innovative ways to help their clients through these challenging times.

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11th Annual Library Celebration Awards Ceremony Held Online During COVID-19

Submitted on May 4, 2020 - 1:29PM

Drexel's campus is closed, but that didn't stop the Libraries from hosting its annual Library Celebration Awards. This year, the Libraries hosted the awards ceremony online.

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Nearly 2,000 learn about the Drexel Libraries During “The Impact of Emergency Distance Learning on the Library” Webinar

Submitted on May 4, 2020 - 12:53PM

Last month, Danuta A. Nitecki, Dean of Libraries, joined three other academic library leaders for a panel discussion on the impact of distance learning on the library.

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Meet Sam Kirk, the Libraries’ New Manager for Curricula Support

Submitted on May 4, 2020 - 11:35AM

Earlier this spring, Sam Kirk joined the Drexel Libraries team as the new Manager for Curricula Support.

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Now Available: Drexel Libraries Zoom Background Images

Submitted on April 9, 2020 - 5:02PM

Missing the Libraries? Now you can be in one of our unique learning environments (digitally at least) via our Zoom virtual backgrounds!

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Dean's Update: COVID-19 Triggers a Remodeling of the Drexel Libraries

Submitted on April 8, 2020 - 10:39AM

COVID-19 has triggered a fast-track remodeling of the Drexel University Libraries. This month, Dean Nitecki explores what life at the Libraries is like during COVID-19 and how the organization is adapting to provide exclusively remote services and resources.

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Photo Essay: Libraries Staff Convert their Homes into their own “Remote Libraries”

Submitted on April 7, 2020 - 10:40AM

Drexel Libraries staff create self-portraits to show just a few of the ways in which they are turning their homes into “remote libraries” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Q/A with Drexel Libraries Staff on COVID-19 and Working from Home

Submitted on April 7, 2020 - 8:41AM

Using Zoom and email, Communications Manager Stacy Stanislaw spoke with Libraries staff to find out what it’s like to provide remote library services and how they’re adjusting to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Creating Your Own Informal Learning Environment

Submitted on April 7, 2020 - 8:33AM

With campuses closed due to COVID-19, the Drexel community is looking for new ways to replicate their campus experience in their homes. John Wiggins, Director, Services & Quality Improvement, offers suggestions for creating the ideal home study environment.

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Archives Staff Continue Their Work to Digitize University Yearbooks

Submitted on April 6, 2020 - 10:22AM

This month, our Digital Archivist added even more issues of The Lexerd yearbooks Drexel’s digital repository.

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Temporary Access to Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Submitted on April 3, 2020 - 2:01PM

Drexel Librarians created an evolving list of free content being provided by publishers and vendors during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Winter ScholarSip 2020 Postponed

Submitted on March 12, 2020 - 3:55PM

The Winter ScholarSip event scheduled for March 16 has been postponed.

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Deaccessioning Materials: Methods for Managing Archival Collections

Submitted on March 5, 2020 - 3:02PM

The Drexel University Archives regularly reports on newly acquired—as well as existing—collections. But what happens when an organization needs to remove an object from a collection? Learn more about why archivists deaccession materials as part of their work to build and maintain archives.

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Dean’s Update: Purposeful focus on scholarly connections

Submitted on March 5, 2020 - 2:23PM

One of the Drexel Libraries' refreshed strategic goals is to strengthen the University's connections to scholarship. In the March "Dean's Update," Dean Nitecki explores just a few of the new initiatives the Libraries is undertaking to expand the programs, services and expertise it offers in this area.

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What’s New in APA Style – A Look at the 7th Edition with Drexel Professor Art Nezu, PhD, DHL, ABPP

Submitted on March 4, 2020 - 5:14PM

Drexel University Professor Art Nezu recently served on the APA Publication Manual Revision Task Force. He sat down with the Libraries' Communications Manager to talk about the process and what changes were made to the 7th Edition of the famous style guide.

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Introducing ‘Issues in Scholarly Communication,’ Drexel Libraries’ New Online Column

Submitted on March 3, 2020 - 3:11PM

This month, the Libraries is introducing a new column devoted to all things scholarly communications.

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Hungry? Why Wait? Micro Market Vending Available 24/7 in Dragons’ Learning Den

Submitted on March 3, 2020 - 10:36AM

Don't forget about the mini market in the Dragons' Learning Den - available 24/7 so you can study and refuel when you need to. 

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Beyond Open Textbooks: Explore the Expansive World of Open Educational Resources for Engineering & the General Sciences

Submitted on March 2, 2020 - 10:45AM

This month, Engineering Librarian Jay Bhatt shares key sources of free supplemental engineering and science resources that may come in handy as you work on your research projects and assigned coursework.

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Did You Author or Edit a Book in 2019? We Want to Hear From You!

Submitted on February 26, 2020 - 9:23AM

Calling all Drexel faculty, staff and students! Did you author or edit a book in 2019? Send us your citation information for recognition in this year's Celebrating Drexel Authors event.

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Libraries Staff Share Resources for Finding Scholarly Funding Opportunities During Graduate College Panel Discussion

Submitted on February 25, 2020 - 10:53AM

On February 12, 2020, Engineering Librarian Jay Bhatt joined several other members of the Drexel community for a panel discussion on educational planning and funding, sponsored by the Drexel University Graduate College. Bhatt offered tips for using resources available through the Drexel Libraries to find funding opportunities like research grants and travel awards.

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Dean’s Update: Connecting and Positioning Libraries in Higher Education

Submitted on February 5, 2020 - 11:48AM

This month, Dean Nitecki illustrates some strategies to fuel improving the relationships of a library within its academic home.

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Drexel Yearbooks Now Available Online in iDEA

Submitted on February 5, 2020 - 11:41AM

Did you ever want to look at Drexel's old yearbooks? Now you can by visiting iDEA, Drexel's digital repository.

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Photo Essay: The 2020 American Libraries Association Midwinter Meeting Through the Lens of Drexel Libraries Staff

Submitted on February 5, 2020 - 11:14AM

The American Library Association's annual Midwinter meeting came to Philadelphia this year, and Drexel Libraries staff were on hand to welcome their colleagues from across the country, attend sessions and scope out the latest trends in the industry.

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