30OCT 2019
Best Libraries

Best Libraries

According to a 2015 EBSCO survey on undergraduates’ research workflow, 40 percent of students rate their library websites moderate to very challenging and 15 percent never use them. A challenging library website is a research roadblock to an already time-constrained student. Here are 7 Best Practices…

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30SEP 2019
Most Beautiful Library

Most Beautiful Library

[ Editor’s note: In celebration of the holidays, we’re counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #4, was originally published December 13, 2011. ] The college library, whether ornate or modern, digital or dusty, is in many ways the epicenter of the college experience — at least…

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04SEP 2019
Top Ten Libraries

Top Ten Libraries

1. Use AND to combine keywords and phrases when searching the electronic databases for journal articles. china and film and history veterans and pensions and legislation united states and foreign policy Unlike in Google and in other search engines, you will not get satisfactory results if you type an entire sentence, such as the effect of advertising in mass media on teenage…

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24AUG 2019
Oldest Libraries in The World

Oldest Libraries in The World

The al-Qarawiyyin university, library, and mosque were founded by Fatima El-Fihriya in 859 — around the time early forms of algebra were being invented. Samia Errazouki/AP Images Fittingly, El-Fihriya attended the university she helped to found. The library still has her original diploma: a wooden board. Samia Errazouki/AP Images Today, thanks to Aziza Chaouni s four-year renovation…

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25JUL 2019
Largest Libraries in The Us

Largest Libraries in The Us

The US has some of the largest libraries in the world. The Library of Congress is by far the largest in the US, according to the volumes it holds. The majority of the top ten largest libraries are affiliated to universities. Some public libraries are among the largest, and although they are not affiliated with any university, they can be referred as academic libraries as well…

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19MAR 2017
1St Library in The World

1St Library in The World

October 6th, 2012 | by Jill How old is the world’s oldest library? Libraries have played a very important role for humans for a long time. Have you ever wondered how long libraries have existed? Well, as it turns out, the oldest library in the world, the, was built in approximately 300 BC in Alexandria, Egypt. Sadly, it doesn’t actually exist anymore. Although it functioned…

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25MAR 2017
Library World

Library World

The University Libraries share in the Penn State Online | World Campus mission to make sure you have access to a quality academic experience online. As a student in a World Campus and Penn State Online course you have access to the 8th largest research library in North America, vested in delivering world-class library resources and services directly to you. The University Libraries’…

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11APR 2017
Beautiful Library

Beautiful Library

While the advent of the Internet has meant public libraries are not quite as popular as they once were (sniff), there are still very many in New York that are gorgeous places to read and study. Yes, you can download over 300, books on your phone, but wouldn’t you rather sit somewhere pretty and quiet to read? 1. New York Public Library This iconic location, proudly guarded…

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