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Q&A with Author George Leopold, Biographer of Gus Grissom

14 September 2018 - 7:50am
A revised and expanded paperback edition of Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Time of Gus Grissom by George Leopold will be released on September 15th. In preparation for the release, the press interviewed Leopold to find out more behind his inspiration in writing the book, some thoughts on the book’s subject, and more.   Q: What […]

Purdue Libraries Hosting “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” Exhibit, with Sept. 20 Opening Presentation by NY Times Best-Selling Author Terese Mailhot, Tecumseh Postdoctoral Fellow at Purdue

13 September 2018 - 5:51pm
The Purdue University Libraries, in partnership with the Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC) at Purdue, is hosting the traveling exhibition “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.” The exhibit was developed by the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and it focuses on the interconnectedness of […]

Office of Undergraduate Research Now Part of University Libraries; Innovative Partnership Enhances Resources for Undergraduates’ Research Needs

13 September 2018 - 11:47am
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at Purdue University is now part of the Purdue Libraries, creating a partnership between two vital resource areas for undergraduate students, faculty, and staff at Purdue. Now located in the Hicks Undergraduate Library, the OUR is easily accessible and continues to serve as a central resource to promote and […]

Hicks Library Closed Intermittent Hours Sept. 13 and 14 Due to Construction

12 September 2018 - 2:23pm
Due to construction, Hicks Undergraduate Library will be closed from 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 through 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Hicks Library will again close at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 through 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. For more information, contact Hicks Library at (765) 494-6733 or via email at

Purdue University Press Announces 2018-19 Fall/Winter Books

12 September 2018 - 8:20am
Purdue University Press announces 12 new books for the Fall/Winter 2018-19 season. These new books, slated for publication from September 2018 through February 2019, feature works in the subject areas of flight and space, library and information sciences, business and leadership, veterinary studies, global languages and literature, literary criticism, Jewish studies, and European history. Part […]

Featured Database: ProcurementIQ

11 September 2018 - 9:00am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring ProcurementIQ, formerly IBISWorld Procurement Reports, brought to you by IBISWorld Inc. Link: is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of […]

PURR and Libraries: Providing Purdue Researchers with Data-Management and Archiving Tool

7 September 2018 - 1:55pm
Last week, the Washington Post published an article about the data a Purdue University professor (and two of his research colleagues) gathered on “every confirmed, line-of-duty police killing a civilian in 2014 and 2015.” Logan Strother, assistant professor in the Purdue Department of Political Science, used the Purdue University Research Repository, or PURR, to publish […]

Libraries’ Psychoactive Substances Research Collection Reflects Resurgence of Psychedelic Studies in Healing-Related Research

7 September 2018 - 11:19am
Purdue University Libraries’ unique archive on psychoactive substances research has been named and is now known as the Betsy Gordon Psychoactive Substances Research Collection. Recently, with Gordon’s support, Purdue Libraries established an endowed archivist position in the Purdue Archives and Special Collections (a division of the Libraries) to lead and grow collections relating to the […]

Predatory Publishing and Purdue Faculty: What You Need to Know

31 August 2018 - 9:39am
The scholarly publishing landscape has changed more in the last 20 years than the last 300 years. Every year, we see the rise of new technologies and innovations in scholarly publishing, and in many ways, the rapid change has made it difficult for the remainder of the scholarly community to keep pace. Unfortunately, not all […]

Safiya Noble, Author of “Algorithms of Oppression,” to Deliver Inaugural Critical Data Studies Distinguished Lecture Oct. 3

30 August 2018 - 1:50pm
Dr. Noble’s Talk Part of Purdue University’s Sesquicentennial Ideas Festival. Safiya Noble, author of the widely acclaimed book, “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism,” will deliver the inaugural lecture in Purdue University Libraries’ Critical Data Studies Distinguished Lecture series at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Fowler Hall at Purdue University. Noble’s lecture, […]

Call for Proposals: Digital Humanities Travel Grants for Purdue Grad Students, Innovation Grants for Faculty

28 August 2018 - 2:49pm
Purdue University Libraries Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities (DH) Matthew Hannah is seeking proposals from Purdue University graduate students for DH travel grants and from Purdue faculty for DH innovation grants. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline of May 1, 2019. More information about each grant opportunity is below. Digital […]

Purdue Libraries Professor and Information Literacy Specialist Clarence Maybee Co-Leads National Teaching and Learning Summer Program for Academic Librarians

24 August 2018 - 11:48am
In Gershwin’s classic “Summertime,” the “livin’ is easy,” and for many who work in education, the summer months may be a bit easier—a time to take a break from the hectic pace of the regular academic year. But many faculty also take advantage of their summer downtime to take part in professional-development activities to advance […]

“Building Purdue: 150 Years of the West Lafayette Campus” Exhibit to Open Aug. 27 in Purdue Archives and Special Collections

22 August 2018 - 2:03pm
Purdue University Archives and Special Collections (ASC) latest exhibit highlights the physical growth and evolution of Purdue‘s West Lafayette campus since the University was founded in 1869. “Building Purdue: 150 Years of the West Lafayette Campus” will be on display from Monday, Aug. 27–Friday, Dec. 14 in the ASC (located on the fourth floor of […]

Meet Purdue Libraries’ Patent and Trademark Specialist Professor David Zwicky

17 August 2018 - 8:45am
Many at Purdue know about (and have likely benefited from using) Purdue University Libraries’ robust research resources (online and in print), as well as cutting-edge services (e.g., 3D printing, data visualization, data management, research and scholarly communication support… the list goes on). What some individuals may not completely understand, though: How Purdue University Libraries faculty […]

On Campus Access to Purdue Libraries’ Resources Moving to Streamlined, Two-Factor Authentication

9 August 2018 - 4:58pm
As of Monday, Aug. 13, gaining access to Purdue University Libraries’ valuable online scholarly resources while on campus will require students, faculty, and staff to log in using their Purdue University career account credentials. Formerly, users accessing Purdue Libraries’ online resources while working anywhere on the West Lafayette campus would be logged in automatically (through […]

Featured Database: Small Business Resource Center

7 August 2018 - 2:00am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database, formerly Database of the Month, will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Small Business Resource Center brought to you by Gale, a Cengage company. Link: is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for […]

Howard Recognized with SLA Award for Academic Business Librarianship

27 July 2018 - 10:16am
Last month, Purdue Libraries Assistant Professor and Business Information Specialist Heather Howard was honored with the annual Achievement in Academic Business Librarianship Award from the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Business and Finance Division. According to the SLA website, the award recognizes the accomplishments of librarians who are new to the field of academic business librarianship. […]

G.R.I.P. Workshop Schedule Set for 2018-19; Libraries and Graduate School Series Enhances Student Research Skills

26 July 2018 - 3:35pm
The Graduate Research Information Program, or G.R.I.P., workshop series schedule is set for the 2018-19 academic year. The series is designed to enhance graduate students’ research skills. Each workshop session is led by a Purdue Libraries faculty member. The series is sponsored by the Libraries and The Graduate School. All G.R.I.P. workshops are open free […]