Exhibition explores University Libraries electronic resources

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A new exhibition, “Exploring Electronic Resources,” is on display Sept. 4 through Nov. 30, in the Sidewater Commons, 102 Pattee Library. With more than 700 electronic databases, the University Libraries offer resources serving a wide-range of disciplines and subject areas. This exhibition focuses on those databases that undergraduate students will find useful for writing papers, preparing speeches and other research projects. Among those on display are: Newsbank (Access World News), CAB Abstracts (agriculture, nutrition and global health), PsyINFO (via Proquest) and MLA International Bibliography (literature).

Sometimes it is difficult for students to find databases that are useful to their projects. Each framed panel in the exhibition names a resource, outlines its major focus, lists the subject areas and includes an image that offers a quick and easy way to visualize a database’s content. In addition, the exhibition showcases ideas on how to locate information.

Services to access information abound in the libraries, and there are a host of resource listings on the Web for undergraduates as well as publications, such as the Quick Start Guide for Undergraduates and the Guide to the Libraries, available at all service desks. Libraries faculty and staff are also available to help.

The exhibition is open during regular library hours, which are available by calling 814-865-3063.

For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, call Public Relations and Marketing at 814-863-4240, during normal business hours.

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