Library Updates for Fall Term

We are so happy to see faculty and students returning to campus! Welcome back! As we gear up for fall term, here’s an overview of upcoming events and new collections that might be of interest.

New & Expanded Collections

New Streaming Media Service

Kanopy has more than 6,000 streaming films and documentaries available to PSU students, faculty, and staff. Search the Library catalog for titles, or browse subjects and timely topics through their website. Learn more about Kanopy.

New Databases & Ebook Collections

New Special Collections

Black United Front Oral History Project
Oregon Sustainable Community Digital Library in PDXScholar

Exhibits & Events


Embedding Links to Articles, Books, & Multimedia in Your Classes
Wednesday, September 23, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Library Room 160
Thursday, September 24, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Library Room 160

Managing Resources with Zotero and Mendeley
Wednesday, October 21, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Library Room 160
Tuesday, November 17, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Library Room 160

Organizing Your Information
Wednesday, November 4, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Library Room 284

How to Make Your Research Data Sing
Tuesday, November 24, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Library Room 170

Please email Michael Bowman at if you plan on attending, “How to Make Your Research Data Sing,” and let him know what department you are in. That will help him prepare discipline-specific examples. Learn More About Workshops & Tours.

Oregon Archives Month Celebration

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the City of Portland archives and chat with local archivists. PSU Library Special Collections and University Archives and ten other area archives invite you to join them to celebrate Oregon Archives Month on Saturday, October 3. Learn more about the Oregon Archives Month Celebration.

Library Talk: Care & Repair of Books

On Monday, October 26 at 6pm, join book repair expert Carolee Harrison from Special Collections and University Archives and learn the basics of book structure and simple techniques for maintaining your personal library. Learn more about Care & Repair of Books, part of Portland State of Mind.

Wear Your Politics!

This Special Collections mini-exhibit will be on display through September.

Fall Exhibit

Coming in October: a student-curated exhibit on the student strikes at Portland State in May 1970.

Updated Library Research Tutorials

We have updated five library tutorials that can offer your students excellent introductions to library research. Find tutorials about Library Orientation, Develop Your Research Strategy, Search for Resources, Evaluate Your Resources, and Cite Your Sources on the library website.

Technology Updates

We are now loaning headsets with microphones for videoconferencing, and we’ve added a quick print computer to the Library’s second floor, near the printers. The third, fourth, and fifth flooors have new 3-prong and USB outlets along the windows, and we added a few height-adjustable tables to the fourth and fifth floors. We’ve also added a new practice presentation room. Read more technology updates.

If you have questions about these events or any other library resources or services, please Ask a Librarian. Have a great fall term!