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Where to Start?!
This is the University Libraries' homepage.
Virtual Library Support
Here's where you can find out how to take advantage of everything the library has to offer remotely.
Research Guides by Topic
This SJRA2020nline Library Resources page and many others linked from here are called library research guides (also known as library guides or LibGuides). To see if the library offers a research guide on your topic, browse or search the research guides page.
Subject Specialists at Penn Libraries
If you'd like to speak directly with a librarian that can help you with your specific topic, you can find their contact information here. They'd love to hear from you!
Tips for emailing subject specialists:
- Tell the librarian a little bit about SJRA and about what your project assignment is
- Let them know you have a PennKey
- Tell the librarian what your topic is and what you are stuck on or need help with
- Most importantly, tell the librarian what your deadline is
Including this information in your initial email will help the librarian assist you more effectively
Gale Virtual Reference Library
A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Access to full-text national and international newspapers, including the New York Times and the Times of London. News sources also include magazines, broadcast transcripts, and wire services.
General Library Resources
This guide will help you locate books, articles, websites, and multimedia resources on the subject of activism and protest movements as they are supported, influenced, even thwarted by new and old media technologies.
Fisher Fine Arts Library Digital Support for Spring/Summer 2020
This is the virtual home of the Fisher Fine Arts Library. To see what art and architecture resources you can access remotely, start here.
Finding Images at Penn
This guide will show you how to find images for coursework, teaching and/or publication.
Contemporary Newspapers Online
Factiva is just one of many newspaper resources available through the library. Start here to explore a fuller range of offerings, spanning back to the 17th century.
Polling the Nation
Polling the Nations is an online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 700,000+ questions and responses, from 18,000+ surveys and 1,700+ polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.
Digital Humanities Tools at Penn
This page provides a list of just a few of the tools available for Digital Humanities scholarship at Penn.
Data and GIS sources
Penn Libraries provides access to data sets across disciplines. A librarian can provide one-on-one assistance locating and retrieving data for your specialized needs.
Social Justice Digital Humanities Projects
A list of projects that engage at the intersections of digital humanities and social justice. Organized by HILT (Humanities Intensive Learning and Technology).
Information Literacy Librarian
Library Resources by Issue
Below is just a selection of library research guides that might be relevant to your research interest. To browse or search the libraries' full selection of research guides, check out research guides by topic.