- Copyright @ Whitman
Guide to your rights as a copyright holder and how to navigate using other people’s intellectual property in your research and publishing
- Data Resources
Information on finding, using, citing, and managing data
- Citation Styles and Tools
- How to Find Books on the ShelvesAn explainer on how Library of Congress Classification works and where you will find specific call numbers in Penrose
- Finding and Using Images
- Open AccessInformation and resources for scholarly communication, open education resources, and open data
- Primary Sources
Where you can find newspapers, magazines, digitized archival collections, and other primary sources.
- US Government Documents
How to access government documents and navigate our own stacks.
- Walla Walla and Local History Guide
Guide to resources at Penrose and beyond to help with local history and genealogy needs
Sorry, the due date to order personal thesis copy has passed.
Penrose Library and the Whitman College and Northwest Archives want to help you share your Undergraduate Conference research with the Whitman community and beyond!
We think of the Whitman Undergraduate Conference collection in ARMINDA as conference proceedings. This means that we collect the materials you used for your presentation (slides, paper, poster), but not related research materials such as a thesis or a term paper that you drew from for your presentation. If you want to submit both slides and a presentation script, you can, although if you want to restrict access to the Whitman community we may not be able to make more than one document available.
Please also bear in mind that compliance with copyright law is very important when you are sharing your work publicly. Respecting the intellectual property rights of others is part of the Whitman College Copyright Policy. If you are reproducing copyrighted works (images, texts, music, etc.) in your presentation, paper, or poster, you need to either have permission from the copyright owner to share, or to determine whether you can claim fair use of that material. Please refer to our materials on determining fair use. For stock images, consider using materials with a Creative Commons license, which gives you permission to use them in various ways.
We recommend that you submit your materials in PDF format so that your work remains uniformly accessible across different platforms (Mac vs. PC) for a longer period of time. This supports many use cases — sharing with employers, graduate programs, prospective students, or your future self! It is always important to check that your formatting has not changed when you convert from one file type to another, so when you save to PDF, do double-check that everything looks correct — especially figures and formulas. We will accept your WUC materials as Word and PowerPoint files if you prefer; just be aware that we will not be able to make sure that they will still open and display correctly when the supporting software changes. If you have other supporting materials, please check with us about how best to submit them, and in what format.
Please contact Amy Blau with any questions about submitting your WUC project to share in ARMINDA.
Check out Penrose’s newest collection – board games!
Games circulate for 6 days and can be checked out at the circulation desk. Gather some friends and start playing.
The catalog, which is accessible via Sherlock, will help you find materials in Penrose, including links to eBooks and eJournals.
Search Summit via the dropdown menu in Sherlock to find resources at other libraries and have them sent here. Find out more about using Summit and Interlibrary Loan.
Find materials your instructor has put on reserve. You can look up course materials by course name or number or by your instructor’s name.
Find scholarly articles by searching our databases and online journals.
The Whitman College and Northwest Archives holds rare books, historical manuscripts related to the Walla Walla region, and records related to the college.
Penrose Library subscribes to hundreds of journals and databases. Many articles are available in full-text online.
Are you writing a thesis this year? You can find all the help you need at Penrose Library.
We have guides and tips to help you learn to format your research papers and cite sources correctly.
We’ve put together some great resources to help you navigate copyright in your academic and personal life, including fair use analysis tools and sample copyright request forms.
Find troubleshooting tips and contact information for accessing electronic resources off campus.
Our Librarians are available to assist you with research topics, projects, and papers Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Drop-in visits are welcome too!