GIANT Winter Periodicals Event!

We are featuring periodicals for a 2-week event to educate about what periodicals are and what format types they include as well as to highlight examples of periodicals in our collection.   What are periodicals? Periodicals, a word that can be interchanged with serials, are informative publications published on a varying but continual basis.  Periodical […]

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Finding Materials Under Dewey

With almost 150,000 items stored on the 3rd floor of Smith Library, finding the book that you’re looking for can be difficult.  The public catalog is the tool that we use to help us find the location of a book in the stacks.  When you locate an item of interest, the item’s record in the […]

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An Updated Wardrobe for the Classics

Do you love older books? Many people find comfort in the soft crackle of opening their covers and the smell of paper and ink that follows. As much as we treasure our older books here at Smith Library, there is one thing we cannot deny. Sometimes book covers wear out. It’s a sign of too […]

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Special “Author” Collections – Asimov and Wolfe

Smith Library has two Special Collections devoted to a single author.  The first is the Thomas Wolfe Collection, collected and donated by Dr. Herbert Schiller.  It consists of 152 items, representing 137 titles, including Thomas Wolfe’s work, critical analyses of his work, biography, and memorabilia. The second collection is the Isaac Asimov Collection, collected and […]

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Capturing the Essence of HPU Libraries

Capturing the Essence of HPU Libraries Blog post by Andrew Fair, Evening Reference Librarian HPU librarians partner year-round, in multiple ways, with all the groups we serve. Not surprisingly, we actively collaborate with faculty and teaching staff on many levels: teaching library instruction classes; helping with course planning and preparation; acquiring new materials for our […]

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Featured Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

In honor of his 195th birthday on November 11, I’d like to recommend a few titles from one of my favorite authors, Fyodor Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky is probably one of the best known Russian authors of the 19th century. His works often include religious, philosophical, psychological and political themes and focus on individuals on the periphery […]

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From the Archives: The Huntington Wholesale Furniture Company Catalogs

From the Archives: The Huntington Wholesale Furniture Company Catalogs Now that furniture market is winding down, we thought it might be fun to introduce the newest addition to the library’s digital archive collection: The Huntington Wholesale Furniture Company Catalogs. Huntington Wholesale Furniture Company was an avid participant in the National Wholesale Furniture Association or NWFA.  […]

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Librarian Spotlight: Jenny Erdmann

  HPU Libraries welcomes Jenny Erdmann as Head of Reference Services As you dive into your first research papers for the fall semester, don’t forget to stop by the reference desk at Smith Library and get acquainted with our newest expert in reference and instruction, Jenny Erdmann. We asked Jenny a few questions to get […]

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