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Talk to the Hand! Palmistry in SCUA

This week, SCUA peers into the art and (pseudo)science of palm reading.

Capturing the Everyday: Real Photo Postcards

"Real photo" (or "real photographic") is a term used to describe a type of photographic postcards that were produced between 1903 and about 1930.

Check out what the Reference Collection has to offer…..Literally!

Picture of Reference Collection, First Floor Library Addition

While much background information is available on the Internet, did you know that many background sources are still available only in print format? These unique materials make up the Reference Collection located on the 1st floor of Library Addition.

Patron Profile: Faculty Research on Teacher Education

This semester, SCUA will be featuring a series of Patron Profiles, short interviews with various patrons in our Reading Room that will highlight the exciting research taking place in SCUA.

Around the World with Special Collections

Many of the manuscript and archival collections in SCUA's holdings contain fascinating travel memoirs of collection creators.

Get Virtual Reference Help From Anywhere, Even at the Beach!

Picture of beach and lifeguard tower in San Diego

Got a hectic schedule? We know that you are busy with school, work, friends and life! Can’t find time to come into the library but need some research help? Don’t worry, the library offers a number of virtual reference services to help you out when you can’t make it in! 

Collection Spotlight: Rare Herbals

As part of a larger collecting focus of natural history and botany, Special Collections and University Archives holds a prized collection of rare herbals dating from the sixteenth through the ninet

Meet our subject experts

Several of the library's subject specialists

Did you know that the library has many subject experts waiting to help you with your research? Each reference librarian has a special subject area or multiple subject areas where they have both experience and expertise in researching! What does this mean for you?

Fall Exhibits in SCUA

This fall, SCUA has created three wonderful exhibits for library patrons, all displayed in our spaces on the 4th floor of the Library Addition.