Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Power stations have landed

Have you see the new power space ships, errr, power stations that have landed at Hewes Library? With room for 6 plugs and 2 USBs, groups will find the power to collaborate longer! #libraryresources #studyspaces 

Friday, September 8, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
  • Breakfast: A History by Heather Arndt Anderson
  • Jazz of the Southwest by Jean A Boyd
  • Love in the Dark: Philosophy by Another Name by Diane Enns
  • Understanding Peace by Michael A Fox
  • Sense of History by David Glassberg
  • My Dear Friends in America by Daisaku Ikeda
  • Java Programming: From the Beginning by K.N. King
  • World Order by Henry Kissinger
  • Value of Emily Dickinson by Mary Loeffelholz

Thursday, September 7, 2017

New Staff: Elizabeth Morales

We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Morales to Hewes Library as our part-time Evening & Weekend Supervisor.  Elizabeth received her A.A. & B.A. in Secretarial Science from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao, Puerto Rico.   She served as Administrative Secretary and Academic Advisor in the English Department of the University of Puerto Rico, for 30 years before retiring and relocating with family to Jacksonville, Florida, where she worked in the public school system.  

Elizabeth has recently moved to Monmouth this summer, joining her son-in-law, Carlos, and daughter, Jennifer Martinez Morales, who is currently teaching in our Classics Department.

The next time you are in the library late in the afternoon, please stop by and welcome Elizabeth to Monmouth College!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Preston Jackson Exhibit

Now showing in the Everett Gallery of Hewes Library, "Lessons from Other Times,” an exhibit of work by Professor Preston Jackson, emeritus faculty from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Opening reception in the gallery is 3-4:30pm on Friday, August 25th, and the show will remain through September 22nd.

Read more about the exhibit and be sure to visit!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Lamott to McCullough: New Recreational Reading

New recreational reading titles are available for 2 week checkout. Find these and dozens more titles in the ScotsRead Collection on the main floor.

Hallelujah Anyway (Anne Lamott)
Ministry of Utmost Happiness (Arundhati Roy)
Unsub (Meg Gardiner)
Dragon Teeth (Michael Crichton)
Sons and Soldiers: the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army (Bruce Henderson)
All by Myself, Alone (Mary Higgins Clark)
Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple (Jeff Guinn)
American Spirit: Who we are and what we stand for (David McCullough)
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Al Franken)
Ernest Hemingway: a biography (Mary Dearborn)

Friday, August 11, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • History of Modern Middle East by William L. Cleveland
  • True History of Chocolate by Sophie D. Coe & Michael D. Coe
  • Debating Gun Control by David DeGrazia
  • History of Islamic Philosophy by Majid Fakhry
  • Japanese Design: Art Aesthetics & Culture by Patricia J. Graham
  • Caliphate: The History of an Idea by Hugh Kennedy
  • Social Media Campaigns by Carolyn Mae Kim
  • Terrorism: A History by Randall D. Law
  • American Prophets by Albert J. Raboteau
  • Biotensegrity by Graham Scarr

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

50 Databases to Try!

Hewes Library has the opportunity to test 50 databases from Gale/Cengage publishers, which include indexing and full text resources in all major disciplines.  Access the databases here through September 8, 2017 (will work on and off campus).

A sampling of the databases included is below. You may select individual database titles (see link above) or multiple databases at once via the interface.

Agriculture Collection
Provides access to current and authoritative content in books and journals that span agriculture, horticulture and farming.

Diversity Studies Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

Gender Studies Collection
Offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
Focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues published in academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and multimedia.

Trial to 50 Gale databases: "Gale Access Program"

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

EBSCO Databases & Google Drive Integration

Hewes Library subscribes to several dozen databases via the EBSCOHost interface. A recent enhancement allows users to save a digital record directly to Google Drive. It's easy - just look for the Google Drive icon on the right side of the page when viewing a full record. This feature is in addition to the save, print, email, download and citation tools available in the interface.
google drive
See below for complete directions.

Related items:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

New Summer Reading!

Enjoy a fresh, new Scots Read title with an ice cream cone or on the beach! This new batch is ready for two-week checkout (with three renewals).

New Titles
I can't make this up, by Kevin Hart
Beach House for Rent, by Mary Alice Monroe
Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What you Think, and How you Vote, by Sharyl Attkisson
Mistress, by Danielle Steel
Theft By Finding Diaries (1977-2002), by David Sedaris
Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell, by W. Kamau Bell
A House Among the Trees, by Julia Glass
You're The Only One I Can Tell, by Deborah Tannen
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, by Sherman Alexie
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, by Roxane Gay
Bourne Initiative
Dis Mem Ber, by Joyce Carol Oates

Monday, June 26, 2017

July 4th Holiday

Hewes Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The library will be open regular hours Monday, July 3rd, and Wednesday - Friday this week.

Photo: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, via Flickr Commons

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Digital Resource: Loeb Classical Library

Hewes Library is pleased to now offer unlimited digital access to the Loeb Classical Library.

A searchable digital library of over 520 classical texts, the Digital Loeb includes literature, poetry, history, travel, philosophy, and oratory, published with the original Greek/Latin text on the left and the English translation on the right. Browse the collection by author and title or conduct a keyword search.

More about the Loeb collection and its history.

Read Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Caption Contest Winner

After locating this intriguing photo in the Monmouth College Archives, Hewes Library sponsored a caption writing contest near the finale of Spring 2017 term. Entries, vetted by several staff, were decidedly humorous, and a difficult decision for a winner was made.

Congratulations to Cole Downey ('17) for making the judges chuckle!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer Hours

Hewes Library Summer Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed Weekends

Special hours for campus events
CLOSED Independence Day - July 4

Have a wonderful summer!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Alumni Art Show June 8-11

In conjunction with the Golden Scots 2017 Celebration, join Alumni and friends at the Alumni Art Show and Reception in the Everett Gallery found in the upper level of Hewes Library.

Reception: Thursday, June 8th 4:30pm-6:00pm

Friday, June 2, 2017

New Recreational Reading

These titles were recently added to the recreational reading collection, ScotsRead. With so many summer reading options, you'll want to check out more than one!

Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See
Fire By Night, by Teresa Messineo
Universal Harvester, by John Darnielle
Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman
Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, by Anne Rice
Dead Cold Brew, by Cleo Coyle
What You Don't Know, by Joanne Chaney
Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins
Girl Who Was Taken, by Charlie Donlea
Ominous, by Lisa Jackson

Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, his iconic test, and the power of weeing, by Damion Searls
Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's secret adventures, by Nicholas Reynolds
Rest in Power: the enduring life of Trayvon Martin, by Sybrina Fulton
Dust Bowl Girls: the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory, by Lydia Reeder
Cubs Way, by Tom Verducci
Never Caught: the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Climate of Hope, by Michael Bloomberg
Incendiary: the psychiatrist, the mad bomber, and the invention of criminal profiling, by Michael Cannell
Cheech is Not My Real Name, by Cheech Marin
Anatomy of Terror: From the death of bin Laden to the rise of the Islamic State, by Ali Soufan
Whole 30 Cookbook, by Melissa Hartwig
This Fight is Our Fight, by Elizabeth Warren
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, by Hannah Tinti
There is no F*cking Secret, by Kelly Osbourne
My Cubs, by Scott Simon
A Really Good Day, by Ayelet Waldman
Between Heaven and the Real World, by Steven Curtis Chapman
Return of the King: Lebron James, by Brian Windhorst

Friday, May 26, 2017

Trial Resource: CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics

Hewes Library has on trial this digital resource for the Monmouth College campus through June 17, 2017.

"This venerable work continues to be the most accessed and respected scientific reference in the world. An authoritative resource consisting of tables of data and current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units, its usefulness spans not only the physical sciences but also related areas of biology, geology, and environmental science." (from the website)

Hewes Library currently receives this resource in print in our reference collection.

Feel free to provide feedback to Rick Sayre (rsayre@monmouthcollege.edu).

Trial Resource: Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Hewes Library has on trial this digital encyclopedia for the Monmouth College campus through June 17, 2017.

“The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online (REP Online) is the largest and most comprehensive resource available for all those involved in the study of philosophy. It is a trusted source of quality information, providing access to over 2,700 articles that have been edited for level and consistency by a team of renowned subject experts.” (from website)

Browse by topic, time period, geographical region, religion, or keyword, or combine these searches with the Advanced Search feature.

Feel free to provide feedback to Rick Sayre (rsayre@monmouthcollege.edu).

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New Law Resources: Slavery in America and State Laws

Hewes Library has added access to two legal source databases provided through vendor Hein Online.

* Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law *

This collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including every statute passed by every colony on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.

The collection provides digital access to pamphlets, books, legal documents, and legal commentary written about slavery in English - defending it, attacking it or simply analyzing it.

The Advanced Search will help the user clarify and narrow a search with the following limits:

  • select from Topics (such as "underground railroad" and "slave revolts")
  • choose Document Type, Slavery Jurisdiction, and Date written
  • select Slavery Position: anti-slavery or pro-slavery

Read more about the database:

Learn more about searching the resource (5 minute video):

* Subject Compilations of State Laws *  

Subject compilations of state laws
This collection is a comprehensive bibliography for comparing state laws on hundreds of subjects. 

The collection includes articles, books, government publications, loose-leaf titles, court opinions, and websites. 

Users may browse by Subject (such as "Affirmative Action") or search by keyword. 

End of Term and Summer Hours

End of term library hours:

Tuesday, May 9 (7:30am-2:00am)
Wednesday, May 10 (7:30am-4:30pm)
Thursday, May 11 (8:00am-4:30pm)
Friday, May 12 (8:00am-4:30pm)
Saturday, May 13 CLOSED
Sunday, May 14 (2:30pm-4:30pm) following Commencement

Summer hours begin Monday, May 15:
Monday - Friday (8:00am-4:30pm)
Closed Weekends

Special hours for campus events
June 8-10 and June 24: TBA
CLOSED Memorial Day (May 29)
CLOSED Independence Day (July 4)

Have a wonderful summer!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Government Document Depository

Did you know that Monmouth College is the oldest United States federal government document depository in the state of Illinois AND the fourth oldest in the nation? Monmouth College began collecting government publications in 1860, one hundred and ten years before Hewes Library even opened!

Hewes Library selects up to 16% of what the GPO (Government Printing Office) publishes from various government agencies. Most of the materials are now freely accessible online, but Monmouth still has many print sources dating back to the 1840s.

The age of this collection is uniquely useful as it allows researchers to trace the history and evolution of American governmental policies over the last 150 years. Some of the older volumes may be well-worn, but it’s the information inside them that counts.

Since many of the materials prior to 1994 are not in the online catalog, feel free explore the Hewes Library govdoc website, and ask a librarian for help finding materials!
~ written by Megan Horack ('17)

Pictured here, from top: Congressional Serials Set, Census publications, Atlas of the Union and Confederate Armies

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Senior Art Exhibit

Enjoy acrylic painting, ceramics, drawing, and mixed-media creations in the current senior exhibition on display in the Everett Gallery, Hewes Library.

Emma Gawron, Anita T. Herrera, Krista Foiles, and Kendall S. Thompson designed the exhibit which will be displayed through Saturday, May 6th.

Extended Library Hours

Visit the library for all your research and study needs during extended hours, now through Wednesday May 10th (the last day of finals).

Friday, April 28 (7:30am-9:00pm)
Saturday, April 29 (9:00am-9:00pm)

Sunday, April 30 (9:00am-Midnight)
Monday - Wednesday, May 1-3 (7:30am-Midnight)
Thursday - Friday, May 4-5 (7:30am-2:00am)
Saturday - Sunday, May 6-7 (9:00am-2:00am)
Monday - Tuesday, May 8-9 (7:30am-2:00am)
Wednesday, May 10 (7:30am-4:30pm)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cultural "Gems" in the Shields Collection

Within the Monmouth College Permanent Art Collections are many exquisite works on a smaller scale. We are delighted to showcase these “gems” from a number of various cultures. Most of the works are from the James Christie Shields Collection (Class of 1949). We hope you enjoy viewing them, now on display in Hewes Library, as much as we enjoy taking care of them in our archives.

Two fine examples of ushabti are pictured below. Ushabti are Egyptian funerary figurines intended to act as servants or minions in the afterlife for the deceased. Oftentimes, they were depicted as farm laborers with a hoe and bushel. Along with scarabs (also on display in the gallery), these are the most common Egyptian artifacts found in collections.

Please visit Gallery 203 on the upper level of Hewes Library during regular daily hours and enjoy viewing these artifacts in person.

Mary E. Phillips
Curator of College Art Collections
March, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Hallelujah Junction by John Adams
  • Explorers of the American West by Jay H. Buckley
  • Sociology of Food and Agriculture by Michael Carolan
  • Poems of Emily Dickinson edited by R.W. Franklin
  • New Mutants by Ramzi Fawaz
  • Even the Hollow my Body Made is Gone: Poems by Janice N. Harrington
  • Assimilating Seoul by Todd A. Henry
  • United States and Terrorism by Ron Hirschbein
  • Today's Social Issues by Timothy W. Kneeland
  • Death of the Book by John Lurz

Renewing Library Materials

It's that time of year when research is going strong. Be sure to renew any library materials you may need through the end of term. Here is a quick guide to renewing:

You'll receive an email reminder. Acting on those emails and following the directions provided will save you time!

1. Renewing Hewes Library and I-Share Materials
Hewes Library and I-Share materials may be renewed up to three times. 
accounts option on library homepage
    • Remember: your login was created by you. If you have forgotten your login, use the "Forgot Your Password" feature.
  • Select the title to renew, or utilize the "Select All" feature.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list and click "Renew Selected Items"

2. Renewing ILLiad materials
  • Login to your ILLiad account -- this link is also found on the Hewes Library homepage (see image above). Your login is your MC username and password.
  • Select "Checked Out Items" (see image)
  • A list of current ILLiad items checked out will be displayed. 
  • Select the correct title, and select the red "Renew Request" link at the top of the page.
  • Be sure to check if any user messages are displayed.

As always, contact the Hewes Library Circulation Desk if you have questions: 309-457-2190.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Caption Contest!

The caption contest is back! 

Photographer Lee Schaeffer ('65), a Monmouth College yearbook and student newspaper photographer 1961-1965, captured this moment in Monmouth College residence life in the early 1960s. 

Email your witty caption to reference@monmouthcollege.edu - a winner will be posted before term end.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Try Out These Database Trials!

Hewes Library is providing trial access to three online resources this month, evaluating usefulness to faculty, staff, and students of Monmouth College.

We encourage you to use these resources and send your feedback to reference@monmouthcollege.edu. Access information is below.

Statistical Abstracts of the United States
(On campus only, through May 4, 2017)
Built to find and retrieve statistical content, ProQuest Statistical Insight spans more than 600,000 published tables a year on thousands of different topics. It provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations.
More Info: Statistical Abstract of the United States

World War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection (Requires login - through April 27, 2017)
Online access to five-volume print encyclopedia set. This encyclopedia represents a single
source of authoritative information on World War II that provides accessible coverage of the
causes, course, and consequences of the war.
Username: monmouth
Password: college
More Info: World War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection

Subject Compilations of State Laws (Through April 24, 2017)
Cheryl Nyberg’s Subject Compilations of State Laws has long been recognized as the most
comprehensive source for identifying thousands of articles, books, government documents,
looseleaf services, court opinions and Internet sites that compare state laws on hundreds of
subjects. The series has been previously chosen for Best Legal Reference Books and has
been called “unique,” “priceless” and “irreplaceable.”
More Info: http://heinonline.org/HeinDocs/SubjectCompilations.pdf

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter Break Hours

Easter Break 2017 Library Hours

Thursday April 13 -- 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday - Sunday April 14-16 -- CLOSED
Monday April 17 --  8:00 a.m. - Midnight

*Einstein Brothers Bagels will close Thursday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. and will reopen Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 a.m.

Keep up to date on library hours on our website: http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/home/hours

"Gladiolus L’Eclantante" from Provincial Archives of Alberta via Flickr Commons

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Coloring Poetry Event April 11

Join poetry and coloring enthusiasts alike at this free event on Tuesday, April 11th. A generous donation from the Galesburg Public Library, via the NEA Big Read, provided 25 copies of an Emily Dickinson coloring chapbook. The first 25 people attending will receive a copy, and everyone will enjoy coloring and snacking and listening to guest readers. Come any time between 4pm - 5:30pm to the upper level of Hewes Library! 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Student Art Exhibit

Showing now through April 22nd, a senior exhibition featuring Kallie Ditusa, Gabbie General, and Rubi Nogueron in the Everett Gallery, upper level.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Resources for Educational Studies

The Education Department houses their collection of textbooks and teachers’ guides along with other materials used to establish curricula in the lower level of Hewes Library. At first glance, this collection appears chaotic and daunting, but a quick search in the library catalog will reduce the stress of finding what you need.

    Collections in library catalog
  1. On the library’s homepage, search a keyword in the library catalog search box. 
    • example: "frog" "elementary math" 

  2. Select “Curriculum Lab” under the “Location” section on the right hand side.  

  3. You may narrow your search further in the “Topic” or “Subject” fields.
Topics and Subjects in library catalog

The Curriculum Lab includes materials from elementary, secondary, professional, and special education fields on a variety of subjects. There are also testing materials as well as audio and video formats.

This collection is adjacent to the Children’s Literature, so fiction and non-fiction texts are not far away. Some of the most popular items in the Curriculum Lab the jumbo books that are stored with supplemental materials such as puppets and maps for an interactive experience.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask a librarian for help!

From left: book & puppet, teacher & student math texts, jumbo book and puppet

*Thank you to Megan Horack for contributing this post.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Current Display by Umoja

The current book display in Hewes Library showcases the works of many influential black literary women noted for their contributions to both civil rights and women’s rights.

Curated by Monmouth College student, Jazzmine, a member of Umoja, a campus student organization that promotes African American culture, Jazzmine hopes the display “sparks your interest and motivates you to check something out!”

Visit the display on the east side of the main floor.

Friday, March 24, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • In Praise of Profanity by Michael Adams
  • Psychology of Overeating by Kima Cargill
  • Sociology of Food and Agriculture by Michael Carolan
  • Moonglow: A Novel by Michael Chabon
  • Ghost in my Brain by Clark Elliott
  • Transgender Warriors by Leslie Feinberg
  • Course of Andean History by Peter V. N. Henderson
  • Midwest Inquest by Dallas Woodbury Isom
  • Death of the Book by John Lurz
  • From Music to Mathematics by Gareth E. Roberts

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Recreational Reading Titles

These titles were recently added to the Scots Read Collection, located on the main floor of Hewes Library. Titles may be checked out for 2 weeks with 3 renewals.

Airbnb story, by Leigh Gallagher

Attitude: develop a winning mindset on and off the court, by Jay Wright

Book thieves: the nazi looting of europe's libraries and the present day race to return a literary inheritance

Confessions of young Nero, by Margaret George

Dead letters: a novel, by Caite Dolan-Leach

Difficult women, by Roxane Gay

Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West

Fodor’s essential Europe

Girl before: a novel, by JP Delaney

How the hell did this happen? The election of 2016, by P.J. O'Rourke

Life and times of Persimmon Wilson, by Nancy Peacock

Nature fix: why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative, by Florence Williams

Storm in a teacup: the physics of everyday life, by Helen Czerski

Upstarts: how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Digitizing History Department Slides

History Club President Brody Anderson is working diligently to digitize a collection of long forgotten 35mm color slide images created by History Professor Bill Urban and former professor Mary Crow. “For too long, these slides have been sitting in a box in a back office” said Brody. “It is going to be great to have these slides, which archive the travels of the last 50 years by both Dr. Urban and Dr. Crow, online for anyone to view” he added.

All slides will be uploaded to a Monmouth College Archives Google photos account (https://goo.gl/photos/roECdPyAAT2UBR5B7) so anyone may view them at any time.

Thanks for donating your time and patience, Brody!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring Break Library Hours

Spring Break Library Hours (March 3rd - March 12th, 2017)
Einstein's Bros Bagels will close Thursday, March 2nd at 1:30 p.m. and reopen 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 13th.

Friday, February 24, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy & Art by Susan L. Aberth
  • My Life as an Explorer by Roald Amundsen
  • Well- Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer
  •  Food and Femininity by Kate Cairns and Josee Johnston
  • Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
  • Shakespeare Thinking by Philip Davis
  • Of Wilderness and Wolves by Paul L. Errington
  • Presidential Government by Benjamin Ginsberg
  • Autism in Young Adult Novels by Marilyn Irwin
  • Negroland" A Memoir by Margo Jefferson

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"Los Ambulantes Vendadores" installation

Robert Bubp, Associate Professor of Foundation, Painting, & Drawing, Wichita State University, has installed several multi-media pieces in the Everett Gallery, Hewes Library. 

The installation, featuring video projection, photographs, and paintings on metal explore Bubp's feelings as a tourist in Mexico and in Los Angeles, California where he observed the struggle in use of public space by street vendors. The exhibit is open to the public until March 24th.  http://robertbubp.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Recreational Reading Titles

Several new items were recently added to the recreational reading collection, Scots Read. Find this collection on the main floor of Hewes Library.  Items check out for two weeks (with three renewals). And enjoy!

American Hookup (Lisa Wade)
Born a Crime: Stories from a South Africa Childhood (Trevor Noah)
Butter: A Rich History (Elaine Khosrova)
Doctorow: Collected Stories (E. L. Doctorow)
Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality (James Kwak)
George Lucas: A Life (Brian Jay Jones)
Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
Ice Beneath Her (Camilla Grebe)
In Sunlight or in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper
Nest: A Thriller (Terry Goodkind)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Alexander Freed)
Selection Day: A Novel (Aravind Adiga)
Spider from Mars: My Life with Bowie (Woody Woodmansey)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Link Google Scholar to Library Resources

Researchers use Google Scholar for locating extremely recent research, identifying materials outside a discipline, and full-text deep discovery.  These types of searches complement subscription-based research tools provided by the library such as PsycInfo, ERIC and HeinOnline.

It is possible to link Hewes Library full text subscriptions to Google Scholar results, thus increasing full text access to resources.  The easy, three-step process is outlined on this Google Scholar research guide:

Spread the word and share with your MC colleagues and students!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Academic book reviews

updated 2/3/17

Faculty and students interested in reviews of academic publications are encouraged to explore CHOICE Reviews, accessible from the Hewes Library Databases A-Z list.

The CHOICE database provides over 600 academic book reviews per month, helping you identify quality academic materials to utilize for research, or request purchased for the library's collection. [sample book review]

Faculty are encouraged to create an account to save searches and reviews for later use.

A recently released mobile app (available for Apple and Android devices) provides links to forthcoming academic titles lists, not the actual book reviews as was originally reported in this blog.
mobile app