Aug 14

The Economics Grad Student’s Guide to University Libraries

“Pattee-Paterno Library fall 2013” by Penn State – CC:BY-NC-ND 2.0)

“Pattee-Paterno Library fall 2013” by Penn State – CC:BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Penn State University Libraries has a great deal to offer graduate students in economics:

As the Economics librarian, Lauren…

  • Provides one-on-one research assistance to economics students, faculty, and staff, helping to identify suitable databases and search strategies, and locate difficult-to-find articles and data
  • Acquires economics books, journals, videos, databases and more for the library collection
  • Joins economics classes to teach research skills and resources to students
  • Develops research guides for economics and related topics
  • Offers updates on library resources and services that can make being an econ grad student a little more manageable like Data Management and Citation Guides

Email (lmr29@psu.edu) or call (814-865-4414) to make an appointment or ask a question, or stop by 309 Paterno Library to talk with Lauren.

May 14

Penn State resources

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A wintery Nittany Lion

  • The Office of Global Programs at Penn State offers a lot of resources for international students. They will help you collect the required documentation to get a Social Security Number (SSN) which you will need for everything, so do this as soon as you can. Also, don’t forget to have your I19 or DS2019 signed once a year before you travel out of the country.
  • Depression is not uncommon amongst graduate students, particularly those that have left their home for the first time. Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) works with thousands of students in group therapy, individual counselling, crisis intervention, and psychiatric services and offers a caring and supportive environment.
  • Penn State offers general health care services through University Health Services. You can make appointments online for almost any type of primary care through their website. For dental, vision, or other types of speciality services, almost all practitioners in State College will accept your Penn State insurance.

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