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Purdue Research Team Investigates Disaster Recovery

News & Announcements - 4 March 2016 - 10:40am
One of the research teams for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant and the 21st Century Grand Challenges project has just released their initial findings that coincides with the 4-year anniversary of the Southern Indiana tornadoes (March 2-3). Their ongoing research focuses on these communities and how they handled the after-effects of the tornado devastation. […]

Purdue Libraries Seeking User Test Participants for Spring 2016

News & Announcements - 2 March 2016 - 10:17am
Purdue University Libraries is conducting user tests of new designs of the library website and search interface. In the test participants will be asked to complete a set of tasks on the library website and provide feedback. Participation of this user test is voluntary. The user test is expected to take up to 1 hour […]

Parrish Library Database of the Week: Mediamark Reporter

News & Announcements - 26 February 2016 - 11:28am
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is Mediamark Reporter brought to you by GfK Mediamark Research & Intelligence, LLC. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the […]

James L. Mullins wins 2016 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

News & Announcements - 23 February 2016 - 4:59pm
James L. Mullins, dean of libraries and Esther Ellis Norton professor at Purdue University, has been named the 2016 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Mullins will receive a cash award and citation during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Named in honor of one of the pioneers of library automation, the […]

Purdue Libraries G.R.I.P. (Graduate.Research.Information.Portal) Resources and Workshops

News & Announcements - 10 February 2016 - 5:13pm
Get A G.R.I.P. (Graduate.Research.Information.Portal): An information portal for graduate students about the services and resources available at Purdue University Libraries. GRIP and Research Data Services has partnered with the Graduate School to offer data services related sessions for graduate students.  These are denoted below by “GSDS” before the session title.  For more information on G.R.I.P. go […]

Access to JobNow will cease on March 14, 2016

News & Announcements - 5 February 2016 - 2:20pm
As part of the Libraries annual review of databases, JobNow has been recommended for cancellation by the subject specialist librarians. Access will cease March 14, 2016. Please contact Anna Seiffert, Electronic Resources Manager, with comments.

Parrish Library Database of the Week – OneSource

News & Announcements - 5 February 2016 - 11:32am
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is OneSource brought to you by Infogroup. Our subscription to OneSource has recently changed to include access […]

Purdue Libraries Digital Resource Spotlight: Ambrose Digital

News & Announcements - 4 February 2016 - 3:42pm
Title: Ambrose Digital PURL: http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/ambrosedigital A continually growing collection of 575 videos, all closed captioned, and spanning many subject areas (particularly arts, humanities, and sciences).  Watch all 37 BBC Shakespeare plays!

Purdue Libraries Digital Resource Spotlight: Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape

News & Announcements - 4 February 2016 - 3:19pm
Title: Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape PURL: http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/rom Take a moment to browse the rich collection of fine art pieces which include works by such eminent artists as J.M.W. Turner, John Constable and Benjamin Robert Haydon. This evocative collection vividly brings to life the landscape that inspired literary creativity and poetic genius.    

Parrish Library Database of the Week: Web of Science

News & Announcements - 28 January 2016 - 12:00pm
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is Web of Science brought to you by Thomson Reuters. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of […]

“Fire! We’ve Got a Fire in the Cockpit!” –Guest post by author George Leopold

Purdue Press News - 27 January 2016 - 3:06pm
Note: This was originally posted on January 27, 2016, by George Leopold, author of the forthcoming book Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom on his personal blog. View the original posting here. Re-posted with permission of the author. On this date in 1967, a few ticks past 6:31 p.m. EST, a […]

Former Purdue dean of women honored

News & Announcements - 22 January 2016 - 2:59pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A former Purdue dean of women has been recognized for her many contributions to U.S. history by the National Women’s History Project as one of 16 national honorees for 2016. The NWHP theme for the honorees is, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” […]

Parrish Library Database of the Week – IBISWorld

News & Announcements - 22 January 2016 - 11:05am
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is IBISWorld, from IBISWorld Inc. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for […]

New Purdue Libraries Resource: JSTOR Global Plants

News & Announcements - 14 January 2016 - 4:16pm
        NEW PURDUE LIBRARIES RESOURCE: JSTOR Global Plants URL: http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/jstorplants DESCRIPTION: Global Plants is the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration.

New Purdue Libraries Resource: Independent Voices

News & Announcements - 14 January 2016 - 4:07pm
      NEW PURDUE LIBRARIES RESOURCE: Independent Voices URL: http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/indvoices DESCRIPTION: Independent Voices chronicles the transformative decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s through the lens of an independent alternative press. Independent Voices provides easy access to the powerful voices of feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Latinos, […]

Purdue Libraries to be Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Jan. 18, 2016

News & Announcements - 13 January 2016 - 11:16am
All Purdue University Libraries divisions will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Hicks Card Swipe Access will also be unavailable due to a scheduled power outage during this time frame. Hicks will close Sunday at midnight and re-open Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 a.m., with […]

2016 Purdue University Commemoration, Libraries Displays in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

News & Announcements - 13 January 2016 - 11:04am
In recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Purdue University has assembled a variety of programs to cause reflection on the life and urgency of Dr. King. The 2016 theme is “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” The offerings include lectures, service, learning opportunities, discussions, and film screenings throughout January.   Purdue University Libraries has […]

Purdue Libraries Top Information Literacy Researchers

Projects & Activities - 8 January 2016 - 11:55pm

Researchers from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information at Nanyang Technological University have conducted a study analyzing the publishing trends of information literacy scholarship. Their team examined a total of 1,989 records from Scopus bibliographic database between 2003 and 2012. The information literacy research conducted by faculty and staff at Purdue University Libraries is featured very prominently in the results of this review. Michael Fosmire, professor and Head of PSET Division, is identified as a prolific author, having published eight or more articles during this period of time. A 2006 article by Clarence Maybee, Information Literacy Specialist, was one of the most highly cited articles during the period covered in the review. Most notably, Purdue Libraries are on the top ten list of institutions with authors producing publications on information literacy. Correcting for different ways that affiliations are listed in Scopus, we are the number one producer of information literacy publications in the world! Reflective of our important contribution to information literacy education, this is a tremendous accomplishment of which we should all be very proud.

The full-text of the article is available from the Nanyang Technological University institutional repository.

Libraries Seminar Series Presentation by Rikk Mulligan – Jan. 21, 2016

News & Announcements - 6 January 2016 - 1:55pm
PROMISES AND PITFALLS: ARL INSTITUTIONAL DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP AND COLLABORATION Presented by Rikk Mulligan BIO: Rikk Mulligan is a Public Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and program officer for scholarly publishing at the Association of Research Libraries. His work for ARL includes tracking developments in digital publishing, with specific attention to innovations in […]

Purdue Libraries to be Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Jan. 18, 2016

News & Announcements - 5 January 2016 - 10:07am
All Purdue University Libraries divisions will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.  For a complete and updated listing of Purdue Libraries hours, go to: https://www.lib.purdue.edu/hoursList    

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