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Library and Information Studies

Links to databases and resources for research about libraries and information sciences


Penn State University Libraries faculty have attained national recognition in various areas of research. One of them is the history of libraries/librarianship. In addition to the items listed on other parts of the Library and Information Studies guide, below are some resources which are especially helpful for historical research. 

Scholarly Databases

In addition to LISTA and other LIS databases, try these:

The following journals publish substantial numbers of historical articles in LIS and may be worth a hand-search:

Reference Sources

Primary Sources: Archival Collections

Primary Sources: Books

Primary Sources: Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers