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Let the University Libraries Guide You Through Your Research!

If you need to work on research and don’t know where to start, head to the University Libraries’ Research Guides to find the resources best suited to your subject matter. What you’ll find A list of the best materials available to assist you with the research in your specific area, including links to articles and databases, reference…

Visualize a New Kind of Presentation with NBC Learn

Want to add old television video footage to your presentations? Check out NBC Learn: Television Video Archive. NBC News, NBC Sports, and The Today Show are making thousands of newsreels, videos, photographs, and more available to you. Material is organized into collections by subject matter for easy browsing. Collections include: Current Events, Business Administration, Ethics,…

University Libraries Provide Wealth of Resources for Education Majors

Whether you are an education major or are simply taking education-related courses, the University Libraries have many online and print resources for you to use. Get Connected to Current Educational Research The Libraries subscribe to a variety of online databases designed to connect you with current educational research, including our education research guides. The Education…

Don’t Pay for News Articles Online; Access Them for Free

Today, news content seems to be everywhere on the Internet.  That is, until you need that specific article for your class assignment.  The reality is that, all too often, news websites are making it easier for you to find news stories, but then charging you for these articles when you want the full text. Penn…

How to Receive Penn State Library Materials in the Mail

The Libraries offer many online resources for your research needs. But not everything is online. What if you want a book or CD from the library, or a book that Penn State Libraries don’t have, or an article where you only found the abstract online? Penn State Libraries can help. The Libraries offer a delivery…

Lion Shrine or Scholarship? Hear from Penn State Students in the 1930s (and before)

For many Penn Staters, the Lion Shrine symbolizes Penn State pride. Every commencement, hundreds of students put on their cap and gown and wait in line for photo opportunities with the giant limestone icon! It’s hard to imagine Penn State without the Lion Shrine! But in the late 1930s, when the shrine was first proposed…

What’s New on Our Website–Library Orientation Videos

The Penn State University Libraries and our Learning Design and Advising units teamed up to create orientation videos for the World Campus website. These introductory videos show you the breadth of services offered by the library, especially as they relate to students at a distance. You will learn about borrowing materials and how to get…

Five Resources to Help You Understand U.S. Bills, Laws, and Government

by Stephen Woods, associate librarian   “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your front door. You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – Bilbo Baggins, from JRR Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring Ideas taken out of context can…