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July 13th, 2017

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 more…

April 23rd, 2017

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 more…

March 27th, 2017

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 more…

March 21st, 2016

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: is the alphabetical list more…

March 17th, 2016

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.

March 8th, 2016

Purdue University Libraries Resource Spotlight: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection                       (Henry Stewart talks) Title: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection (Henry Stewart talks) PURL: … Covering the fundamentals and the latest research and development, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection is a brilliant resource more…

March 8th, 2016

                Purdue University Libraries Resource Spotlight: AccessUN Title: AccessUN PURL:  … 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, more…

February 4th, 2016

Title: Ambrose Digital PURL: 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!

February 4th, 2016

Title: Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape PURL: 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.    

January 14th, 2016

        NEW PURDUE LIBRARIES RESOURCE: JSTOR Global Plants URL: DESCRIPTION: Global Plants is the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration.