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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.

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!

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.    

        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 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, […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Libraries’ Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center recently accepted the donation of an original 16 mm film showing Amelia Earhart and her Lockheed Electra as they were being photographed by Albert Bresnik, Earhart’s official photographer. Earhart, who was a Purdue career counselor and adviser to the […]

The Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, Purdue University Libraries, announces its inaugural Research Travel Grants program for visiting scholars. The purpose of these grants is to support the research of scholars (faculty, students, and independent researchers) whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials onsite in the collections of the Karnes […]

2015 Annual Meeting of Society of Indiana Archivists When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Where: John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana Society of Indiana Archivist Preconference Workshop “What Copyright Lawyers Want Archivists to Know about Copyright” presented by Donna L. Ferullo, J.D., Director of the Purdue University Copyright Office and Associate Professor of Library […]

Purdue University on Friday (Nov. 21) recognized Carol Armstrong for the gift of papers valued at more than $3.4 million from her late husband, Neil A. Armstrong, a 1955 Purdue graduate and the first person to step on the moon. Carol Armstrong, along with alumnus astronaut Gene A. Cernan, the most recent person to walk […]