Services for Math/Physics/Astronomy Graduate Students Offered by the MPA Library
Welcome to the Math/Physics/Astronomy Library
The Math/Physics/Astronomy Library offers a multitude of resources to assist you in your research and teaching while you are at the University of Pennsylvania. Below is a brief overview of the services the library offers to MPA graduate students. Please contact Lauren Gala, Science Librarian, Math/Physics/Astronomy Library for a more in-depth introduction to the materials and services available to you.
Services for Teaching Assistants
- To have course materials, readings, problem set solutions, etc. scanned and uploaded to a course web site or Blackboard site, contact Lauren Gala at (215) 746 -0228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- To have books and other materials placed on reserve for your students in the library, contact Linda Laws, Library Service Assistant, at (215) 898-8173 or email@example.com
Using the Physical Library
The Math/Physics/Astronomy Library is located on the third floor of the David Rittenhouse Laboratory. The library houses an extensive collection of circulating books and non-circulating print journals and reference books, in addition to its many electronic resources. Graduate students are given a semester-long loan period and may renew materials in person or online.
Computing Resources include 4 Dell workstations equipped with CD-RW drives and ZIP drives. Access to the library's web site, online catalog, electronic resources, Internet, e-mail, Maple, MS Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Front Page, EndNote, and Photoshop is provided.
Workshops covering a variety of databases and other electronic products are offered each semester by the Science & Engineering Libraries. They are targeted specifically to Penn's sci-tech researchers and are excellent introductions for new users, as well as being great refreshers for familiar resources.
Penn's Electronic Library
Electronic Information Resources Explore our digital databases, e-journals, e-books, e-reference works, and more. Click here for an overview of electronic scitech holdings at Penn, or peruse E-Resources in specific subject areas. Most resources are available off-campus via the Library's Proxy Server. For information on using specific resources from off-campus such as SciFinder Scholar, Beilstein or Gmelin CrossFire, please refer to http://www.library.upenn.edu/proxy/remoteuse.html or contact chemistry librarian Judith Currano at (215) 898-2177 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Books Plus allows you to virtually peruse new books received, either by subject area or by campus library.
Obtaining Material Not Held at the Math/Physics/Astronomy Library
Even if the Math/Physics/Astronomy Library does not have the information that you need, we can get it for you from another campus location or another university's library. Visit http://gethelp.library.upenn.edu/reference/howgrad.html for a list of delivery and access services available to graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Library Delivers items from other campus libraries to the Math/Physics/Astronomy
Library for your convenience.
BorrowDirect is an "expedited interlibrary loan" service of the libraries of
Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton, and Yale that lets you search a combined catalog and directly request books not currently available at Penn; most books arrive
within 4 working days.
Interlibrary Loan If you need a book or journal article that neither Penn nor any of its
Borrow Direct partners owns, the Library's Interlibrary Loan department will be happy to help you obtain it in a timely fashion.
- Purchase Requests If the Math/Physics/Astronomy Library lacks a critical text or reference item in your area of research, we will consider purchasing it for our collection. Contact Lauren Gala(215) 746-0228, email@example.com with purchase requests.
Need Further Assistance?
One-on-one personalized research consultations/orientations are available to you in your office, at the library, or over the phone or by e-mail. Contact Lauren Gala, Science Librarian - Math/Physics/Astronomy Library at (215) 746-0228, firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.YOUR INPUT IS WELCOMED! For more information or to suggest any new services or resources, please contact:
Lauren Gala Science Librarian - Math/Physics/Astronomy Library
Phone: (215) 746-0228