News and Events

  • New High Tech Smart Dock

    The scanner on the main floor of Penrose Library is now even more high-tech! Our nifty new Smart Dock allows you to connect your Android or iOS device via the KIC Scanner wifi network, then upload your scanned document directly to your device. And if you’re using Google Docs for your document storage, the upgraded software allows you to send documents directly to your personal or Whitman accounts. Come by and check it out!

  • Banned Books Display

    What does The Kite Runner have in common with the Ender’s Game? At one time, each has been on the American Library Association’s list of banned or challenged books. Both are also on display this week as part of our exhibit celebrating Banned Books Week. Founded in 1982, the campaign supports promoting intellectual freedom by providing access to works with diverse and even unpopular viewpoints in library collections.

    Stop by and check out the exhibit, and pick up a bookmark!

    For more information, check out the ALA’s list of frequently challenged books, or this interactive timeline. How many have you read?

  • Chicago Manual of Style Online

    Need help with citations? Beginning this semester Penrose Library is offering the Chicago Manual of Style Online. The online version offers the a searchable full-text version of the 16th edition, published in 2010, as well as the 15th edition from 2003. Other notable features include the Chicago-Style Quick Citation Guide and, for true grammar and usage enthusiasts, the popular Chicago-Style Q&A.
    As a bonus for history buffs, check out the original 1906 publication: Manual of Style: Being a compilation of the typographical rules in force at the University of Chicago Press, to which are appended specimens of type in use.

  • Penrose Library makes list of Top 10 Best Academic Libraries in the Country!

    Penrose Library is delighted to learn that The Princeton Review has named it to the list of Top 10 College/University Libraries for 2014. Based upon a survey of 126,000 students at 378 schools, Penrose was ranked #9. We’re very proud that students at Whitman are so pleased with our library services, collections and programs!

  • New Online Collections

    We have recently added the following new titles to our e-Resource collections.

    State Papers Online (Gale): Provides 17th century British State Papers and links these historical manuscripts to their full text-searchable calendars. Our subscriptions include Part III: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714, State Papers Domestic, and Part IV: The Stuarts: James to Anne, 1603 – 1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland; and Registers of the Privy Council.

    Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Digital Archive Hosting (Gale): New series that covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped the 19th century world.

    We have also added supplemental material (5-8) to the following resource.

    Nineteenth Century Collections Online (Gale): Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century. The program includes a variety of content types–monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more–and unites them in one central, cross-searchable location. Our subscription includes Archive 1: British Politics and Society; Archive 2: Asia & West Diplomacy & Cultural Exchange; Archive 3: British Theatre; Archive 4: Corvey Collection of European Literature.; Archive 5: Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest; Archive 6: Photography; Archive 7: Science, Technology, and Medicine; Archive 8: Women.

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