Friday, February 27, 2015

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library collection on a continual basis. Recent titles have included:

  • Artspeak by Robert Atkins
  • 100 Painters of Tomorrow by Kurt Beers
  • Updike by Adam Begley
  • Pompeii: The Living City by Alex Butterworth & Ray Laurence
  • Lunch: A History by Megan Elias
  • Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman
  • Music in Words by Trevor Herbert
  • How Snakes Work by Harvey B. Lillywhite
  • Greek Tragedy on Screen by Pantelis Michelakis
  • Carl Sandburg: A Biography by Penelope Niven

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Current Periodicals: Finding Recent Issues

Recent periodicals are available on the main floor of Hewes Library.  Popular and scholarly periodicals are both located on the South side of the building - across from the Einstein Brothers Bagel Coffee shop.

The most recent issues are displayed on the front of the shelving.  The shelves lift up to store the older issues of the magazine or journal.  Issues from the previous six months to a year are available on the main level.  Back issues of the periodicals can be found in the lower level of the library shelved alphabetically by title.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Research Tip: Magazine & Journal Locations in Hewes Library

Did you know that magazines and journals are located in two different places in the Hewes Library? The current year’s issues of all the print journals received by the library are located on the Main Level, near the coffee shop. The most recent issue is found on top of the shelf, and all of the previous issues for the current year can be found underneath the current issue by lifting the shelf. Issues older than a year can be found on the Lower Level on the shelves with green ends. They are filed in alphabetical order. Still can’t find it? Ask a librarian.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New ScotsRead Titles

The following titles have arrived and are now available:

  • Mr. Mac and Me by Esther Freud
  • Private Vegas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  • Sweetland: a novel by Michael Crummey

Monday, February 9, 2015

Research Tip: Stable or Permanent URLs

Have you ever been interrupted while researching and copied the search URL in an email with the intent to return to your search at a later time? If so, you have learned that in most cases, it does not work when you return to it.

Why? Each time you start a session in one of the library's databases, a unique session ID is attached to that search. When the window is closed, the database considers your research session over and the URL is no longer valid.

The fix: enter stable URLs. A stable URL is a short URL listed somewhere in the record for the article or periodical that you are interested in. It can also be called a permanent URL. If you bookmark, save, or copy a stable URL, you will be able to directly return to the article you selected. Look for stable and permanent URLs in our library's databases.

Friday, January 30, 2015

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library collection on a continual basis. Recent titles have included:

  • Yucatecans in Dallas Texas by Rachel H. Adler
  • Tangled Routes by Deborah Barndt
  • Forensics in America by Michael D. Bartanen &  Robert S. Littlefield
  • Complete Pompeii by Joanne Berry
  • Dictatorship in South America by Jerry Davila
  • Lunch: A History by Megan Elias
  • Infectious Microbe by William Firshein
  • Japan 1941 by Eri Hotta
  • Theatre and Event by Adrian Kear
  • Plants and the Human Brain by David O. Kennedy

Monday, January 26, 2015

Research Tip: Locating the Full Text of Articles

Found the perfect article, but can’t find the full-text anywhere?  Sometimes a search in a database like Academic Search Premier shows you an article that looks like it would be perfect for your research only the complete article isn’t found in the database.  If this happens to you the first thing to do is click on the Article linker button found at the bottom of the listing.

This will tell you if the article can be found in either another database or in one of the journals found in Hewes Library.

If the clicking the “Article Linker” button returns the words “no holdings found for this title”, don’t despair, you can still request the article by logging on to your ILLiad account and filling out an Article Request Form.  The circulation staff will find a library that has the journal and request them to send a copy to Monmouth.  Please be sure to fill in as much information as possible on the request and you will be notified by the library when the article has arrived.  This process can take up to a week, so do your research early!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Spring 2015 Gallery Schedule

Several different gallery exhibitions are scheduled for Gallery 204 for the spring semester.  They include:

George Olson
January 19, 2015 - February 13, 2015
Reception: Friday, January 23, 3:00 - 4:30pm

Carla Markwart and Thomas Foley
February 13, 2015 - March 27, 2015
Reception: Friday, February 27, 3:00 - 4:30pm

Senior Exhibitions
April 7, 2015 - May 6, 2015
Receptions: TBA

Friday, January 16, 2015

New ScotsRead Titles

New ScotsRead titles arrived and are available on the main floor, including:
  • Three may keep a secret by Susan VanKirk
  • Her: A Novel by Harriet Lane
  • Batman. Arkham originsby Adam Beechen, Doug Wagner
  • The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Cold cold heart by Tami Hoag
  • A pleasure and a calling by Phil Hogan
  • Fifty Mice by Daniel Pyne

Monday, January 12, 2015

Return from Winter Break

Hewes Library returns to normal hours today.  Einstein Brothers Bagels will also resume their normal hours today.  Good luck with the beginning of second semester!