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Celebrating our Newest Staff Members (and a few important transitions)

The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce the appointments of four new professional staff members and two important staff transitions. Read on to learn more about the fantastic people filling these positions.   Gwen Collaço, Middle East Studies Librarian As Middle East Studies Librarian, Gwen manages Penn’s print and electronic collections related to the Middle … Continue reading

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TRAC Judge Information Center – timely info on immigration courts … and more

FLASH!! See TRAC Judge Information Center in action! The website reports today (August 1) that a Philadelphia immigration court judge has been removed from a case by the US Justice Department. See the judge’s caseload profile here in TRAC Judge Information Center. TRAC Judge Information Center joins TRACFED as Penn Libraries databases reporting on … Continue reading

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Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive now online

One of “the 70 online databases that define our planet” (MIT Technology Review), the Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive is now available for Penn readers to download and use in MS Excel spreadsheet format. CNTS provides annual time-series spanning 1815 to the present for 244 current and former countries worldwide. Devised in 1968 by Arthur S. … Continue reading

Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen 2
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Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen 2

Penn Libraries recently added Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018) to the collection of modules available through Bloomsbury’s Drama Online database. The four productions from the 2016-2018 seasons include: The Duchess of Malfi Measure for Measure The Merchant of Venice Richard II The filmed productions are captured in high-quality video and sound. Interested in watching … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries have licensed SpringerMaterials.  This database is originally based on the data present in the Landolt-Börnstein reference set, consisting of materials properties and data, but has been greatly expanded.  It now covers over 250,000 different materials or chemical systems, including: Metals Alloys Ceramics Glasses Polymers Organic substances Composites Individual atoms (1) Available data for … Continue reading

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Victorian Popular Culture – Music Hall, Theatre & Popular Entertainment

The primary sources in this module not only celebrate well-known and popular forms of entertainment [such as variety, vaudeville and theater] but also highlights lesser-known activities and leisure interests. Advertising posters, guidebooks, admission tickets and handbills represent the diverse forms of entertainment available to growing numbers of people from the late Georgian period and throughout … Continue reading