Monthly List of New Books at the Libraries

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Each month, the USC Libraries provide an updated list of recently acquired books. Our latest acquisitions include titles in Asian studies, astronomy, internal medicine, numismatics, physics, the visual arts, and more. You can view this month's list from the HOMER catalog page, search for specific titles, and browse by subject area.

Barrymore Exhibition Featured in L.A. Times

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tg_500b_barrymore_lionelsm_100_01Susan King profiled The Barrymores: Hollywood's First Family, the exhibition running through July 31 in the David L. Wolper Center in Doheny Library. Her article appears in today's Los Angeles Times.

Heather Ewing Explains the Meaning of America for James Smithson

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ewing_100Heather Ewing, author of The Lost World of James Smithson, spoke at the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon on March 12. In this clip, she speculates about why Smithson left his fortune to the government of a country he never visited.

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James Smithson’s Early Career and Voyage to the Hebrides

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ewing_100Heather Ewing, author of The Lost World of James Smithson, spoke at the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon on March 12. In this clip, she describes Smithson's rise in London scientific circles and voyage of discovery to the Hebrides islands west of Scotland.

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Springer Electronic Resources for Science and Engineering

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The USC Libraries offer an array of electronic databases, journals, books, and other resources from Springer Verlag. The university community can access more than 34,000 electronic publications in computer science, engineering, the life sciences, mathematics, medicine, the physical sciences, and more.

Heather Ewing Delves into James Smithson’s Childhood and Family History

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ewing_100The author of The Lost World of James Smithson was the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon speaker on March 12. In this clip, Ewing describes James Smithson's childhood and complicated relationship to his parents.

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1920s Fashion Images from the USC Libraries Special Collections

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le-bon-ton-d-apres-guerre-2_100Today's USC Chronicle featured two colorful illustrations from the Gazette du Bon Ton. The French magazine captures the 1920s aesthetic, and it is just one of the many resources in our special collections for learning more about the history of design, fashion, and popular culture.

Heather Ewing Shares Smithsonian Lore about James Smithson

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ewing_100Heather Ewing, author of The Lost World of James Smithson, spoke at the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon on March 12. In this clip, she shares two anecdotes featuring the bones of Smithsonian founder James Smithson.

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Seeing Los Angeles: Exploring the InVisible City

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seeingla_email_100In the vast geography of Southern California, communities and histories disappear between freeway exits. Offering new ways of looking at L.A., the Visions and Voices panel discussion features award-winning poet Marisela Norte, USC professor of American studies and ethnicity George Sanchez, and writer and Lakewood city official D.J. Waldie. The event is scheduled for Monday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m. in Doheny Library.

Barrymore Family and Special Guests Gather for Exhibition Opening

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barrymore_reception_web_100The Barrymores: Hollywood’s First Family opened at a private reception yesterday in the David L. Wolper Center on the ground floor of Doheny Library. The exhibition features never-before-seen still and moving images, diaries, correspondence, and various pieces of theatrical and Hollywood memorabilia.