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…

Library Lessons: Enhanced Ask a Librarian Feature

With the Fall semester comes an updated look for the World Campus Library website. And that new look includes the Ask a Librarian chat tab – on every page! Get help wherever you are, whenever you’re online. Just click on the tab, enter a name or choose to ask anonymously, then type your question in…

Library Lessons: There’s a University Libraries Page for You!

Your Library is a World Library. And there is a World Campus Library page to help you find services and resources specific to your needs. Some highlights include: Fewer links in order to highlight those that are needed frequently (or hard to find) Find Research Guides – search for research guides by keyword, or browse by…