Philanthropy Penn State style: Now online at Alumni Library

September 04, 2009
Two of the biggest champions of University Libraries are Joe and Sue Paterno. Since the 1980s, they have led by example by investing their own money in Penn State's libraries and encouraging noteworthy contributions from others. Now, the Paternos are rallying support for Pattee's new Knowledge Commons. Read about the Knowledge Commons (and how it will prepare Penn State students) and library benefactors, including the Paternos, this month on Alumni Library online.

Penn State alumni also can access some of the electronic resources through the Alumni Library at online. Alumni Association members now have access to JSTOR, a database of multidisciplinary and discipline-specific scholarly articles in the sciences and humanities. Other search tools include ProQuest products (Online, ABI, and National Newspaper) as well as Project MUSE.

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 and to each other, tp provide valuable benefits to members, and to support the University's mission of teaching, research, and service. For more information on the Alumni Association, visit online.

Penn State University Libraries, with more than 5.3 million volumes, 6.9 million microforms, 88,000 serial subscriptions, 536 online databases and more than 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, visit online.
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Last Updated November 18, 2010