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The classic 50-volume Ethnographic Survey of Africa now out as ebooks

Online access to the 50-volume Ethnographic Survey of Africa is now available to Penn readers. Conceived by the International African Institute as a collection of separate, self-contained works, each volume described one particular African population group or a regional cluster of groups. The works were published between 1950 and 1977 and were written by ethnographers … Continue reading

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Historic CRS reports and Congressional Committee Prints now in ProQuest Congressional

During Summer 2018, the Penn Libraries added the Congressional Research Digital Collection : Collection A to our ProQuest Congressional fulltext collection. The new content added to ProQuest Congressional includes two documents collections: • Congressional Research Service reports, 1916-2003. CRS, the reference service for the US Congress, provides impartial and accurate summaries of contemporary policy topics. … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries add a historic collection of social work theses to the library catalog

A unique collection of University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work theses, dating from 1949 to 1970, are now discoverable through the Franklin Library Catalog. Many of these theses include some aspect of social research within Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley region. To locate these records, limit your catalog search for ‘Subject Heading Keyword’ and … Continue reading

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Rand Daily Mail fulltext, 1902-1985

The South African newspaper, Rand Daily Mail, is now available as searchable fulltext and PDF page images to Penn readers on the Readex platform. The Rand Daily Mail, founded in 1902 and closed in 1985 under financial and political pressure, was a Johannesburg-based English-language newspaper that criticized the South African apartheid regime. The newspaper is … Continue reading

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Penn Invests in Primary Sources for Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.

Over the past few years, the Penn Libraries has purchased databases with millions of pages of digitized periodicals, papers, organizational records, and monographs. Four of these collections can be search simultaneously through the Gale: Primary Sources platform along with millions of pages of newspapers, periodicals, legal material and other primary sources.  The collections include but … Continue reading

Departmental Library Spotlight: Music Library
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Departmental Library Spotlight: Music Library

The past year has brought exciting transformations to Penn Libraries’ Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, changes that enhance its spaces and rich collections (more than 120,000 books and scores; periodicals; more than 50,000 sound recordings). New reading room tables have been installed in the Marian Anderson Study Center, a new audio-visual system and additional seating … Continue reading

Departmental Library Spotlight: Museum Library
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Departmental Library Spotlight: Museum Library

The Penn Libraries’ Museum Library, treasure trove of exceptional resources in the fields of archaeology and anthropology and an ideal study spot, was established in 1900 with the acquisition of the personal library of Penn’s first professor of anthropology, Daniel Garrison Brinton (1837-1899). The Museum Library now holds over 145,000 publications on archaeology, biological anthropology, … Continue reading