Alumni Library offers health resources

Knowledge is power, and is empowering, especially when facing a diagnosis of cancer. The primary questions are about the type of cancer and treatment options. The Alumni Library, available at, offers links to a multitude of resources available to patients and their health care providers. The current issue also features an explanation of a variety of holistic medicine resources.

Additionally the new issue includes an online history of Penn State's THON, beginning when 78 dancers burst onto the scene in 1973 with "Jumping Jack Flash" and aimed to dance for 30 hours.

Regularly featured are resource centers with information on agriculture, business, careers, genealogy and more. Alumni Association members have access to JSTOR, a database of multidisciplinary and discipline-specific scholarly articles in the sciences and humanities. Other Search Tools include ProQuest products (Online, ABI, and National Newspaper) as well as Project MUSE.

These resources and more can be found at Penn State's Alumni Library, a joint project of the University Libraries and the Penn State Alumni Association. The Penn State Alumni Association strives to connect alumni to the University, to each other, provide valuable benefits to members, and support the University’s mission of teaching, research and service. For more information on the Alumni Association, go to online.

Penn State University Libraries, with more than 5.4 million volumes, 3.5 million microforms, 109,132 serial subscriptions, 565 online databases and more than 125,000 e-books, constitute a major resource for students, faculty and staff, as well as residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The largest research library in Pennsylvania, it is one of four resource libraries that provide service and collections to all other libraries and residents of the commonwealth. For more information, go to online.

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Wafik S. El-Deiry, professor of medicine. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated March 21, 2011