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Featured Books: Black History Month

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Math Physics Astronomy Featured Books

Visitors to the Penn Libraries can commemorate Black History Month through a number of curated book displays — including the first of its kind at the Math/Physics/Astronomy Library.

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Diversity in the stacks

Diversity in the Stacks: Ethnohistory of Latin America

Posted on by Joseph Holub
Book cover featuring photo of Latin American women in brightly colored dresses

In 1994, Penn joined 30 other North American libraries to found the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP). Participant institutions committed to devoting increased resources to particular countries or themes in order to better represent the “diversity of Latin American cultural and scholarly­ production.” 

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Featured Books: The Roaring Twenties | Featuring LIBRA: The Harlem Renaissance

Posted on by Gretchen Stiteler
Painted portrait of Countee Cullen Tulane courtesy of University: Amistad Research Center

The current Featured Books display celebrates the centennial of the Roaring Twenties by showcasing titles outside of the “typical” thematic parameters of the era. “In planning this display, we realized that our sense of the 1920s was somewhat narrow,” says Eileen Kelly, Head of Collection Management

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Diversity in the Stacks: Oral History Narratives

Posted on by Nick Okrent
Photograph of actor Laurence Fishburne

Oral histories provide direct access to the lived experiences of individuals through their verbal accounts of events and relationships that shaped their lives.  These narratives preserve those memories so that later generations can learn through the individuals' unedited personal accounts. 

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16,764 Oxford University Press Ebooks (and Counting)

Posted on by Lauris Olson
Photo of Oxford University Press

Penn readers may now view and download 16,764 scholarly Oxford University Press ebooks available in the Oxford Scholarship Online ebooks collection. Oxford Scholarship Online brings together Oxford University Press-imprint titles in 20 subject areas, published from 1963 through today. OSO's strengths are in philosophy, religion, history political science, law, and literature

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US Municipal Governments Survey Datasets: Smart Cities, Sustainability, Immigrant Communities, and More

Posted on by Lauris Olson
ICMA Datasets icon

The Penn Libraries have expanded our collection of ICMA research survey datasets, adding 18 new surveys to our existing holdings. The International City/County Management Association conducts national surveys of all U.S. counties and ~8,000 U.S. municipalities with populations of 2,500 or greater on topics of interest to local governments.

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Cabinet Papers of the Stormont Administration (Northern Ireland), 1921-1972

Posted on by Lauris Olson
CAB 4/1413/2. Cabinet meeting invitation

The Penn Libraries have acquired the digitized archival collection, Northern Ireland : A divided community, 1921-1972. The collection presents the Cabinet Conclusion files of the Northern Ireland Government, the devolved executive for British administration in Northern Ireland following the partition of Ireland in 1920.

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Sex & Sexuality: Material from the Kinsey Institute Library

Posted on by Nick Okrent
Good Time: A Revue of the World of Pleasure

Sex & Sexuality is a collection of primary source materials which explore changing attitudes towards human sexuality, gender identities and sexual behaviors throughout the twentieth century. This unique collaboration with the Kinsey Institute Library and Special Collections presents correspondence, research papers and records spanning the tenures of the first three Institute directors; Dr Alfred C. Kinsey (1947-1956), Dr Paul H.

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Diversity in the Stacks: East Asia Comics Collection

Posted on by Molly Des Jardin
Triptych of East Asian comic book covers

Language learners make up a large proportion of Penn Libraries patrons who might be interested in our foreign-language collections. However, academic monographs and document collections from the 19th century may strike many as too intimidating for reading practice. 

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Just Launched: Web Archive of Independent News Sites on Turkish Affairs

Posted on by Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation
Screenshot of statistics from Turkey's post-coup crackdown, published by the website Turkey Purge

The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is pleased to announce the launch of the Web Archive of Independent News Sites on Turkish Affairs. Developed by librarians within the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the archive documents and preserves online news outlets about Turkey that are not controlled by the state.

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