Site Index

Research Tools

Research Guides - Your subject librarians have begun creating electronic pathways to subjects areas represented by the schools at Penn College.  An accounting and tax guide, a natural resources management guide and a health sciences guide will give you a taste of the possibilities.

How-to Guides - List of guides on how to find and use a variety of information resources.

Ask a Madigan Librarian - Need research help? Ask A Librarian by text, chat, phone, or e-mail.

Databases and Internet Resources

Subject Databases - A listings of our databases grouped by specialized subjects. They are broken down by Art and Humanities, Business and Law, Building and Construction, Education, Psychology, and Sociology, General and Interdisciplinary, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Medicine and Health, News and Politics, and Science and Technology.

Database Directory (A-Z) - Full listing of our databases that you can use from wherever you are. Penn College students, faculty and staff may access these mostly databases from on-campus or from their home computer. When accessing them off campus you will need to login with your Penn College Network ID and Password.

Database Trials - Throughout the year we preview several new database resources. These trials are set up for our students, faculty, and staff to review and help us decide if they would complement our curriculum at the college.

Full Text Finder - Have a citation for an article or paper and want to know if the Madigan Library has the full text in print or in one of our online databases? Full Text Finder helps you locate a specific article.

Journal Locator - Allows you to search for full-text journals that are available through our databases that we subscribe to. It also has an alphabetical listing of the available journals to browse through.

Our Collections

Archives and Special Collections - Archives contains documents, photographs and other materials documenting the history of the college, while Special Collections houses autographed cookbooks, works by Penn College authors and books on local history.

David Cunningham Memorial - Donated by Mrs. Jean Cunningham, this collection of 92 books was a gift from the library of David Cunningham. The beautiful leather bound books are illustrated on high quality paper with gilt edge pages and are currently on display in the library's Leisure Reading section.

Periodicals - Information on our print, microfilm, and electronic resources with selected links to web-based periodical sites.

Our Services

Circulation/Borrowing - Borrowing is more than just taking books home. At Penn College Madigan Library, we have a wide range of resources and equipment to be checked out for use in or out of the library. Some examples include video cassettes, DVDs, compact discs, headphones, digital cameras, tape players, and much more.

Faculty Library Services - This guide lists all library services available to Penn College faculty.

Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing - Request materials available from other libraries in many different ways.

Membership Application - If you would like to apply for a membership, you are able to print out an application from this page.

Reserves - Reserves at Penn College Madigan Library are part of the Circulation Services. It encompasses both traditional reserves and electronic reserves. 

Research Help - We are here to help with finding the resources needed for your instructors' assignments, general research, statistics, quick fact, or other informational items you need.

General Information

About the Library - Take a look into the technologies, resources, collections, and more that the library has to offer.

Assistive Technology - This page lists services and resources available in the library for people with disabilities.

Events and Displays - This page lists special events ranging from cooking demonstrations to library forums where faculty present on topics in their field to personal issues. Also listed are the items currently featured in the library's display cases. Also check out the specialty Web pages on different memorials and months.

Floor Directories - An interactive floor by floor directory of with locations of the resources in the Madigan Library.

Hours - View hours of operation for the Madigan Library, Aviation Center Library, and Earth Science Library.

Contact Us

Contact Information - Address and phone numbers for the main library service points, as well as a staff and librarian directory by department.

Library - Use this online Web form to contact Madigan Library to receive more information about library services at Penn College.

Circulation Desk - Use this online Web form to contact the Madigan Library Circulation Desk to receive more information about library circulation services at Penn College.

Reference Desk - Use this online Web form to contact the Madigan Library Reference Desk to receive reference and research assistance.

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