New E-Book Program at Penn State World Campus

There’s a new opportunity for you to save money on books and selected readings for your courses this semester. Our new E-Book program is being offered this fall as a partnership between the Penn State University Libraries and Penn State World Campus, providing you with free electronic books for selected courses. The goal of the…

Meet Carmen Cole, IST Research Consultant

We recently chatted with Carmen Cole, a research consultant for IST at the Penn State University Libraries. Here’s our conversation: Please give our readers a sense of your background and educational interests. I have a BA in English and Creative Writing from Penn State, an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University, and…

Emily Rimland: Information Literacy Librarian at Penn State

We recently caught up with Emily Rimland to learn more about her role as the information literacy librarian for the Penn State University Libraries. Here’s our conversation: Please give our readers a sense of your background and educational interests. I am a native Pennsylvanian, and a Penn Stater, like my whole family — from grandparents…

Meet the Penn State World Campus Librarian: Victoria Raish

Victoria (Torrie) Raish joined Penn State World Campus as an online learning librarian earlier this year. We caught up with her to talk about her new role and how she’s helping online learners succeed.  Please give our readers a sense of your background and teaching interests. I live close to Happy Valley with my three…

Utilizing Penn State’s Interlibrary Loan System

The Penn State Library’s Interlibrary Loan System can help you with accessing course materials at a distance. The system allows you to search all the libraries associated with Penn State (University Park and all campuses) in order to locate an item to be sent directly to you. If you live within the continental United States,…

Library Lessons: The Research Project Calculator

The Research Project Calculator is a great tool to help with your research needs. The Research Project Calculator is a step-by-step way for you to navigate your research process. Enter a due date for your research assignment and it will divide it into project steps, or “chunks”, providing sources for help and information along the…

Requesting Materials from the Library

Did you know that you could have Libraries’ materials delivered to you? Shipments are made via UPS or US Mail to the address in your library account profile (return mailing label included). Signing up for the service is a two-step procedure: Check to see if you need to update your library account. If you’ve registered…

Finding University Libraries Materials in Google Scholar

Is Google your first source for information? As a Penn State student, Google Scholar can take your research to the next level, because you can search for scholarly literature across multiple disciplines, and retrieve citations and full text for a variety of academic sources, including books, journal articles, dissertations, and more! How it Works Set…

Finding Sources Faster with Citation Linker [Library Lessons]

Have you ever found an article citation in a bibliography and wondered if the University Libraries has access to it? Citation Linker searches the libraries’ holdings and links you directly to the article – no need to locate the specific journal or database on your own! How it works: Fill in the citation information, such as…