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PSU1 Abington Library Orientation

Introduction to the Penn State Abington University Libraries: resources, services, and spaces

Access PSU Libraries Online

Penn State University Libraries is your starting place for research. You'll find millions of articles, hundreds of thousands of books and e-books, and over 850 databases to search.

And you'll be able to get help from a Penn State Librarian in real time by hitting the Ask A Librarian button. 

Use keywords to search for the topic that you're interested in and then limit by the type of source you're looking for: journal articles, books, newspaper articles, and magazine articles.  You can also limit by date of publication and by discipline.

 

Screenshot of the Libraries home page

Watch Streaming Films

Penn State Libraries subscribes to multiple streaming video databases.  Get started with Kanopy and Swank.  You'll find feature films, documentaries, educational, and theatrical films that you can stream right from home.  

Kanopy Webpage

Read Magazines through PressReader

There are a number of databases in Penn State Libraries where you can read articles from magazines, national and international newspapers, scholarly journals, and trade magazines.  You even have access to many historical papers from around the country.  One database to check out for current newspapers and magazines is PressReader.  It has over 2000 newspapers and over 4000 magazines from the United States and around the world. You can also access newspapers and magazines in multiple languages. 

PressReader database page

Free Access to The New York Times & Wall Street Journal

The Student News Readership program gives you full-color digital access to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal just like you are a subscriber. All Penn State faculty, staff, and students have access to them at no additional cost through the Student News Readership Program. To take advantage of this program, you must register using your Penn State email. For The New York Times go to New York Times education access webpage and for The Wall Street Journal visit The Wall Street Journal's Penn State access page and use your Penn State email. 

Student Readership Program webpage