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The library hosts events, exhibits, and art displays throughout the year. These enhance the cultural and academic life of the Dickinson community by illuminating resources and research activity, and promoting scholarship and creative endeavors on campus. Student photography, treasures from the archives, sculptures and artwork: you can find it all here, so don't forget to take a break from your studying to check out the latest.

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September 2021

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Book Displays

Scopus Replaces Web of Science on July 1

On July 1 Dickinson College will transition to the Scopus abstract and citation database from Web of Knowledge (including Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index).

Why are we moving to Scopus?

By making this change to Scopus, we will achieve substantial annual cost savings, while retaining a comparable database that is used by more than 5,000 academic, government, and corporate institutions, including many of our liberal arts college peers. 

What is Scopus?

Like Web of Knowledge, Scopus is a curated abstract database that links researchers to scholarly literature across a wide variety of disciplines. 

As a citation database, Scopus also provides tools for users to discover and analyze the connections between research.  Researchers can find related documents by shared references, authors, and keywords; identify subject experts; track citations over time for a set of authors or documents; and assess trends in search results. 

Questions? Contact your liaison librarian or email us at

Library Zoom Backgrounds

You can bring a little bit of the library to your Zoom meetings and video conference calls. Enhance your Zoom interactions with library themed backgrounds, now available to download.  

Waidner-Spahr Library Zoom Backgrounds

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Featured Book of the Week

                Featured Book of the Week: Democracy, Race, and Ju

This Featured Book of the Week corresponds to an upcoming event hosted by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues. For more information on this presentation and a full schedule of Fall 2021 programming, visit the Clarke Forum website


60th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. King's Visit to Dickinson

Digital Book Exhibit

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Visit to Dickinson

On April 11th, 1961, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a sermon on spirituality and social justice entitled, "The Dimensions of a Complete Life" to a standing-room-only audience at Dickinson College. Celebrate this historic anniversary and engage with King's legacy by checking out our MLK Anniversary Digital Book Exhibit. All resources are available online through JumpStart.