Library World

March 25, 2017
The Library: A World History

The University Libraries share in the Penn State Online | World Campus mission to make sure you have access to a quality academic experience online.

As a student in a World Campus and Penn State Online course you have access to the 8th largest research library in North America, vested in delivering world-class library resources and services directly to you. The University Libraries’ collection is nationally recognized among academic research libraries with hundreds of online research databases, thousands of scholarly journals (many available online and in full text), and millions of materials including books, E-books, maps, CDs, DVDs, and more available to you through our online catalog, databases, and document delivery. Additionally, our consortia agreements and interlibrary loan services provide you with extended access to research collections across the country and around the world. Penn State’s Librarians and staff are committed to student success and ensuring that you have the resources and professional support you need to make your educational endeavors successful and rewarding.

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This exuberant celebration of snow and ice has been held since 1950 in Sapporo, the capital city Hokkaido. The week's activities feature a colorful parade and competitive events in winter sports, as well as a display of colossal snow sculptures along the main street and in Odori Park. The sculptures are spectacular—intricately carved and often several stories high. About three weeks before the festival, a wooden frame is built and packed with snow; after the snow has hardened the frame is removed and the carving begins. A different theme is chosen each year for the sculptures. More...

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Who can look down upon the grave even of an enemy, and not feel a compunctious throb, that he should ever have warred with the poor handful of earth that lies moldering before him?
Washington Irving