Tagged General Research

Authors and Their Typewriters: Octavia Butler

Visit the Literature Department on the 2nd floor of Parkway Central to learn about author Octavia Butler and type on the same model of typewriter she used, an Olivetti Studio 46 . You can also check out this booklist  to…

An Introduction To Africa

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is also a filmmaker,  writer and social critic. He was also a key figure in the long-running PBS series "History Detectives." In…

Art Book Club: March

This informal art book appreciation and art making group meets twice a month: once in person in the Art Department and once online through a video-free private chat and image-sharing Slack forum. New club members can join…

Art Book Club Online: March

This informal art book appreciation and art making group meets twice a month: once a month online through a video-free private chat and image-sharing Slack forum, and once in person in the Art Department. New club members…

Get Your Research On!

Saturdays, 2.17 & 3.2 @ 12 pm Start your research for your Black History and Women’s History Month projects!  

Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

Newsbank Special Reports

NewsBank's Special Reports focus on topics of current interest. They include content from sources throughout the world to provide a global perspective, current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggested…

NewsBank Hot Topics

Trending news and hot topics for your next assignment! Hot topics covers Current Events, Business & Economics, Civics, Government, & Politics, Social Issues, Science, Technology & Health, Sports, Arts & Literature, and People in the News.

Kid's POWER Library *

Quickly find the best resources for children and students from Power Library, Pennsylvania's state run library resource center

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Gale OneFile | High School Edition (formerly InfoTrac Student Edition) *

High school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political…

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Based on Greenhaven's "Opposing Viewpoints" series and supplemented with Infotrac materials.

Gale In Context: High School

"Thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of 800 magazines, over 10,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio…

Gale In Context: Biography

Comprehensive online biographical reference database in the areas of literature,science,multicultural studies,business,entertainment,politics,sports,government,history,arts and newsmakers from around the world and throughout history.

Gale in Context | Middle School (formerly Research in Context) *

Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. Research In Context offers…

Gale in Context | Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) *

Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Kids…

Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Explore over 500 nonfiction, fully searchable reference titles. Access accurate information on science, literature, history, business, and more.

Calvin Trillin | The Lede: Dispatches from a Life in the Press

In conversation with Bill Marimow “Perhaps the finest reporter in America” ( The Miami Herald ),  Calvin Trillin  has written more than 400 nonfiction and comic articles for  The New Yorker  since 1963. His book include  U.S. Journal …

Benjamin Herold | Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America's Suburbs

In conversation with Kristen Graham, education reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer Public education reporter  Benjamin Herold ’s stories, features, and investigative exposés have appeared in  Education Week, PBS NewsHour, The…

Annie Liontas | Sex with a Brain Injury: On Concussion and Recovery

In conversation with CJ Hauser Featured as an Editor’s Choice in  The New York Times Book Review ,  Annie Liontas ' debut novel,  Let Me Explain You , follows the bridge-burning patriarch of a Greek American family who believes he has…

Dannagal Goldthwaite Young | Wrong: How Media, Politics, and Identity Drive Our Appetite for Misinformation

Co-sponsored by Committee of Seventy In conversation with Cherri Gregg, host/news anchor for WHYY radio Dannagal Goldthwaite Young is the author of Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United…

Jonathan Karl | Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6abc Action News morning edition Jonathan Karl is the author of the instant New York Times bestsellers Front Row at the Trump Show and Betrayal , behind-the-scenes accounts of Donald Trump…

Kimberlé Crenshaw | #SayHerName: Black Women’s Stories of Police Violence and Public Silence

In conversation with Dorothy Roberts One of the country’s foremost authorities in civil rights, Black feminist legal theory, race, and the law, Kimberlé Crenshaw is a law professor at UCLA and Columbia Law School, where in 1996 she…

Stephanie Land | Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger and Higher Education

In conversation with Errin Haines Stephanie Land is the author of the bestseller Maid , a memoir that “nails the sheer terror that comes with being poor, the exhausting vigilance of knowing that any misstep or twist of fate will push…

David Brooks | How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen

Acclaimed for his ability to “elevate the unseen aspects of private experience into a vigorous and challenging conversation about what we all share” ( San Francisco Chronicle ), David Brooks has written an op-ed column for The New York…

Nikhil Goyal | Live to See the Day: Coming of Age in American Poverty

In conversation with author and Pennsylvania State Senator, Nikil Saval In Live to See the Day , Nikhil Goyal offers a searing portrait of three Puerto Rican children struggling to survive in Philadelphia’s impoverished Kensington…

Martin Baron | Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post

Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Endowed Lecture In conversation with David Boardman In Collision of Power , Martin Baron tells the inside story of the monumental power struggle between the venerable newspaper The Washington Post , its…

Rachel Maddow | Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism

In conversation with Julian E. Zelizer Rachel Maddow  is host of the Emmy Award–winning  The Rachel Maddow Show  on MSNBC, as well as the #1  New York Times  best­selling author of  Drift  and  Blowout , and the  New York Times…

Drew Gilpin Faust | Necessary Trouble: Growing Up at Midcentury

In conversation with Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton A postwar coming-of-age memoir about life in a conservative family in segregated Virginia, Drew Gilpin Faust ’s Necessary Trouble recounts her break from the racial and gender norms of…

Siddhartha Mukherjee | The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human

In conversation with Carl H. June, MD, Director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies, University of Pennsylvania Siddhartha Mukherjee won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction for The Emperor of All Maladies , a “meticulously…

Michael E. Mann | Our Fragile Moment: How Lessons from Earth's Past Can Help Us Survive the Climate Crisis

The Presidential Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media at the University of Pennsylvania, climatologist and geophysicist Michael E. Mann has greatly contributed to science’s…

Simon Schama | Foreign Bodies: Pandemics, Vaccines, and the Health of Nations

Pine Tree Foundation Endowed Lecture In conversation with Maiken Scott “A historian of prodigious and varied gifts” ( San Francisco Chronicle ), Simon Schama is the author of 20 books, including The Embarrassment of Riches; Scribble,…

Barbara Butcher | What the Dead Know: Learning About Life as a New York City Death Investigator with Kate White | Between Two Strangers

Barbara Butcher  is the former chief of staff and director of the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Only the second woman hired as a death investigator in Manhattan (and the…

Christian Cooper | Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6abc Action News morning edition Central Park birder Christian Cooper is the host and consulting producer on the National Geographic channel’s Extraordinary Birder and is on the board of…

Kristen R. Ghodsee | Everyday Utopia: What 2,000 Years of Wild Experiments Can Teach Us

In conversation with Arwa Mahdawi Referred to by bestsstelling author Rebecca Traister as “exhilarating, good humored, and forward looking,”  Kristen R. Ghodsee ’s  Everyday Utopia  is a two-millennia examination of diverse…

Linda Villarosa | Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation

A contributing writer at  The New York Times Magazine  and The 1619 Project, Linda Villarosa has won numerous awards for articles concerning issues of Black mother and infant health, medical myths, America’s hidden HIV epidemic,…

Sarah Bakewell | Humanly Possible: Seven Hundred Years of Humanist Freethinking, Inquiry, and Hope

In conversation with Eric Banks Acclaimed for “wonderfully readable” fusions of “biography, philosophy, history, cultural analysis and personal reflection” ( The Independent ), Sarah Bakewell is the author of At the Existentialist Café…