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From the Archives: An Active Classroom

1 hour 43 min ago
Purdue students have always enjoyed hands-on activities as part of their coursework, gaining real world experience as they prepare for their future careers.  What course of study are these students following?  What are they doing?  Where are they?  Share your ideas in the comments and check back on Friday for the reveal!

Purdue’s Black Cultural Center Library: Collections Dedicated to African-American Culture and Experiences

22 February 2018 - 5:44pm
  Throughout history, libraries have often provided a way for historically disenfranchised individuals and groups to gain access to knowledge and information. “So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but that you’re not really any different from everyone else,” noted the poet and author Maya Angelou in the […]

6 Ways to Show Your Data Some Love: Love Data Week ’18

14 February 2018 - 1:22pm
Show your data some love during this week, “Love Data Week” (or LDW) and all year long using the six tips listed in the graphic below. According to the LDW website, the event is designed “to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and […]

From the Archives: A Campus House

11 February 2018 - 2:30pm
Many buildings have housed Purdue’s departments and organizations.  Those that are gone often played an important role in the foundation and growth of programs that still exist on campus today.  Do you know what organization was based in this structure?  How long was this building its home?  Where was it located?  Share your ideas in […]

Database of the Month: SimplyAnalytics

7 February 2018 - 9:00am
Welcome to Database of the Month, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these monthly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This month’s database is SimplyAnalytics brought to you by SimplyAnalytics, Inc. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases […]

Elsby and Roark Named Recipents of 2017-18 Library Scholars Grant Award

5 February 2018 - 12:22pm
Two Purdue University faculty members have been named recipients of the 2017-18 Library Scholars Grant, which supports each grant recipient’s access to unique collections of information around the country and the world. Indiana (University) Purdue (University) Fort Wayne (IPFW) Assistant Professor of Philosophy Charlene Elsby was awarded $5,000 to travel to the Husserl Archives at […]

Contemporary Lit and Maps Collections Now in Hicks Undergraduate Library

31 January 2018 - 5:42pm
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” — Stephen King The Contemporary Literature collection has moved to the Hicks Undergraduate Library from the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library. The collection includes titles from many popular and contemporary authors, including Dan Brown, Neil Gaiman, Jodi Picoult, and J. D. Robb. The Hicks Library has recently […]

From the Archives: Balloon Parade

28 January 2018 - 2:30pm
It’s always a good time to celebrate Purdue!  In this image, we see a large group of people parading along a West Lafayette street.  Can you identify the location and the time period?  Where might they have been going? Share your guesses in the comments and check back on Friday when we reveal the full […]

Purdue’s First African-American Homecoming Queen to Present Papers to Archives, Deliver Lecture as Part of Black History Month Celebration

25 January 2018 - 2:11pm
In early February, Purdue University alumna Kassandra Agee Chandler will be back on the West Lafayette campus to present “My Pieces of History: A Queen’s Journey to Archival Peace (and Release).” Agee Chandler — who was crowned Purdue University’s first (and currently only) African-American Homecoming Queen in 1978 — will deliver her lecture as part […]

Federal Govt. Reopened: Shutdown Impacted Government Information Sites

20 January 2018 - 11:37am
Update: As of the evening of January 22, 2018, the U.S. Federal Government has reopened. “The White House has said normal government operations will resume by Tuesday morning,” notes an National Public Radio article. The Federal Government is shut down due to a funding lapse. The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) and its related […]

Diversity Awareness Week Exhibits in Hicks and HSSE Libraries

16 January 2018 - 5:56pm
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The faculty and staff of Purdue University Libraries are proud to celebrate Diversity Awareness Week 2018 at Purdue University in honor of Dr. […]

Database of the Month: D&B Business Browser

16 January 2018 - 10:29am
Welcome to Database of the Month, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these monthly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This month’s database is D&B Business Browser, formerly OneSource, brought to you by Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is […]

From the Archives: A Winter Scene

15 January 2018 - 2:30pm
Winter break is over and classes are back in session, but Purdue’s campus still looks like a winter wonderland.  Students have been trekking through snow to travel between their classes, dorms, and activities, just as they always have.  The features in this photograph are no longer part of the campus landscape, but can you identify […]

Libraries Closed Jan. 15 to Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

12 January 2018 - 11:25am
All Purdue University Libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of the national Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Individuals with a Purdue ID will be able to gain access to the Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) via swipe card access. For a comprehensive list of the hours of all the Purdue Libraries, please […]

Winners Named in Purdue Libraries’ Why I Love WALC Video Contest

12 December 2017 - 12:53pm
Several Purdue University students showed the many reasons why they love Purdue Libraries in the Purdue University Libraries’ fifth “Why I Love Purdue Libraries” video contest. This fall, we added a twist to the contest theme and asked students to produce video entries that show why they love the newly opened Purdue Libraries’ Wilmeth Active […]

From the Archives: Study Space

4 December 2017 - 2:26pm
In addition to Christmas and snow, Purdue students know that December means finals.  Students are filling study spaces across campus as they prepare for exams and term papers, just as they have throughout Purdue’s history.  Can you identify this location filled with studying students, what it was called, and where it was located?  Share your […]

Retirement Reception Dec. 15 for Dean of Libraries James L. Mullins in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center

1 December 2017 - 12:00pm
A retirement reception held in honor of Dean of Purdue University Libraries and Esther Ellis Norton Professor James L. Mullins is set from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, in the Mullins Reading Room, Library of Engineering and Science, Wilmeth Active Learning Center. Formal remarks at the event will begin at 3:45 p.m. Mullins has been […]

Hicks Study Break Events Start Dec. 5; Wellness, Relaxation Activities Offer Final Exam Stress Reduction

30 November 2017 - 3:04pm
Take a break from final exam stress with the Fall 2017 Hicks Study Break Events! Pet some therapy dogs or channel your inner baker and decorate cookies! Other Study Break Events include a popcorn bar, craft-making activities, as well as art-relaxation stations, bubble wrap, and Lego-building resources available around Hicks. All events, Tuesday and Thursday, […]

Purdue Libraries Associate Professor Michael Witt Awarded Pufendorf Fellowship

27 November 2017 - 10:51am
Purdue University Libraries Associate Professor Michael Witt has been awarded a visiting research fellowship at the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) at Lund University in Sweden, where he will spend a month as a part of a sabbatical during the Spring 2018 semester. According to the Pufendorf IAS website, it hosts international experts on […]