Alumni Library puts spotlight on Penn State authors and more

University Park, Pa. -- The latest "edition" of Penn State's Alumni Library at, features the recent history of searching for information electronically in the University Libraries -- not so long ago when there was no Google search engine, let alone Google Maps, Google Docs and others.

"Spotlight On" looks at Penn State authors, including Amy Wendling, Penn State '06, who has just published her first book on Karl Marx.

"Penn State Lore" celebrates the 100th anniversary of Froth, Penn State's humor magazine -- chartered in 1909 and first published in 1910 by a group of Penn State students. The publication was named after the magazine’s mascot, a jester, and the foam on his beer mug.

And the site includes a link to "La Vie Online, 1890–2000," the searchable electronic version of Penn State's yearbook.

These resources and more can be found at Penn State's Alumni Library, a joint project of the University Libraries and the Penn State Alumni Association. The Penn State Alumni Association strives to connect alumni to the University, to each other, provide valuable benefits to members, and support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service. For more information on the Alumni Association, go to

Penn State University Libraries, with more than five million volumes, five million microforms, 68,000 serial subscriptions, 536 online databases, 45,906 online full-text journals and 100,000 e-books, constitute a major resource for students, faculty and staff, as well as residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The largest research library in Pennsylvania, it is one of four resource libraries that provide service and collections to all other libraries and citizens of the commonwealth. For more information, go to

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Last Updated May 06, 2009