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The Purdue University Libraries’ Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections (ASC) Research Center will be closed to the public Monday-Friday, Aug. 7-11 for inventory work. The ASC will re-open at 10 a.m. Monday Aug. 14. For a comprehensive list of ASC and Purdue Libraries’ hours, please see www.lib.purdue.edu/hoursList.

“It is important to note the underlying search ranking algorithm is not changing, just the way those results are presented to the user.” — Dean Lingley, Chair, Libraries Search Oversight Committee This Friday, when searching for materials in and through Purdue University Libraries, you may notice a difference in the aesthetics of the search results’ […]

Courtesy of Megan Huckaby, Purdue University Marketing and Media A new exhibit from Purdue Libraries, Archives and Special Collections (ASC), explores Amelia Earhart’s last adventure through letters, telegrams, photographs, and logs sent during her famous 1937 world flight attempt. “Missing You” opened on June 29 to mark the 80-year anniversary of Earhart and navigator Fred […]

Throughout the history of Purdue, its students have created and participated in many long-running traditions. What tradition is shown in this photo, and where did this activity occur? UPDATE: On May 1, 1913, Purdue held its first May Day festivities as part of Gala Week, a celebration of spring and the end of the academic […]

In association with Purdue Today, we introduce our new From the Archives series, sharing glimpses of Purdue’s past through photographs from the Purdue Libraries Archives and Special Collections.  On alternating Mondays during the academic year, this feature will allow readers a chance to view a historical photograph and guess what is taking place in the […]

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 AGRICOLA from the National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list […]

Purdue Libraries links from Google Scholar are currently unavailable. We are actively working on resolving the issue. At this time, we have an estimated resolution date of 3/23/16. In the meantime we suggest using Libraries Search.

Purdue University Libraries Resource Spotlight: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection                       (Henry Stewart talks) Title: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection (Henry Stewart talks) PURL: http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/hstalks … Covering the fundamentals and the latest research and development, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection is a brilliant resource […]

                Purdue University Libraries Resource Spotlight: AccessUN Title: AccessUN PURL: http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/accessun  … Access UN benefits researchers concerned with  international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian  issues. The Readex United Nations Index provides access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications. Peace and security, world hunger, human rights, […]

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!