Sunday, January 24, 2010

Changes to Print Journals & Magazine Section

You should be aware that, In addition to the new collection of light reading (popular magazines) added to the periodicals section, the library made a few more changes to its journal collection over the break.

The following Psychology journals were cancelled in print format, as we receive the current issues electronically via the PsychINFO database: Behavioral Neuroscience, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Comparative Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Bulletin and Psychological Review. Back issues for articles published prior to 2010 are available at either PsychINFO or downstairs in the bound journals collection.

The magazines Democracy and Education, Dr. Dobbs and Far Eastern Economic Review ceased publication during 2009 and no longer are found on our shelves. Further, the library cancelled its subscription to the magazine Science News, due to an extremely large price increase. Readers of Science News should check New Scientist, Scientific American or the American Journal of Science for articles similar to those found in Science News.

Finally, the library started a subscription to the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, (JOPERD), the leading publication in those fields.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Database: Music Online

We are pleased to announce a significant upgrade to a comprehensive Music Online subscription* that integrates ALL Alexander Street online music databases, as well as the full text of several music reference sources and music scores.

With Music Online, Alexander Street Press presents a database that contains streaming audio, videos, reference materials, and scores online. Users can cross-search all of the music-related databases from Alexander Street Press at one time to view results with mutiple databses in one results list. Music Online can cross-search any combination of these databases:

Music Online Collections:
  • American Song
  • Classical Music Library
  • Contemporary World Music
  • Dance in Video
  • Jazz Music Library
  • Opera in Video
  • Smithsonian Global Sound

Music Reference Titles (Full text)

  • African American Music Reference
  • Classical Music Reference Library
  • The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
  • Classical Scores Library

The complete Music Online Collection will pull together 400,000 audio tracks, 400,000 scores, 100,000 pages of music reference, and over 500 hours of video all in one place for easy research. Each item will be tagged to make it searchable by subject, genre, people, cultural groups, places, time periods, and ensembles. Users can also search individual databases by navigating to the dropdown menu at the bottom of the homepage of Music Online.

*This resource is only available to the students, faculty, and staff of Monmouth College.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

On Display: The American Revolution

On display this month in the East Lobby display cases is a collection of materials relating to The American Revolution. Books from the main and oversize collections are available to checkout if a patron is interested. Also featured are titles relating to Betsy Ross, Paul Revere, and other individuals associated with the lore around the American War of Independence.

If you are interested in more information online, the Betsy Ross House provides a timeline of her life, her house, and the story of how she was asked to make the first flag to represent the United States. Betsy Ross's flag is different from The Star-Spangled Banner, created by Mary Pickersgill and now under restoration at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The Paul Revere House presents a reconstructed virtual version of his midnight ride and the stories that became legend.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Magazine Collection Coming Soon!

Hewes Library Popular Magazine Collection will be arriving shortly! On your return from Winter break, you will notice that the magazine/periodical racks in Hewes Library look different. On the main bank of shelves facing you as you come to the Coffee Shop, there are semi-empty shelves where there used to be many magazines. This is because that space will soon be filled with a new collection of light reading magazines.

As a result of the online survey done last semester, the library started new subscriptions to number of popular magazines and decided to place them in a separate collection so they are easy to find. Beginning in the next month or two, you will see this spaced filled by new titles of general interest. Among the new collection titles are Brides, Game Informer, Fitness, Frommer’s Budget Travel, Outdoor Life, People and Vogue. Some titles we currently receive like Ebony, Consumer Reports, Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated were relocated to the new collection. These magazines, like the rest of our collection, will not circulate, but will be available to read when the library is open. So come on in and watch the collection grow and read a magazine during your Coffee Shop breaks.

NOTE: Some other titles that might be considered “light” reading like Newsweek, Time, Sky and Telescope and the Archaeology magazines will still be found on the shelves behind the new collection filed in alphabetical order.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Spring Semester 2010

Beginning Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Hewes Library will resume regular semester hours. A full schedule of the library's hours can be found on the Hours section of the library's website.

After classes have started, the library will have shortened hours on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Saturday, January 16, the library will be open from noon until 5pm and on Sunday, January 17, the library will be open from noon until 9pm.

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library collection on a continual basis. Each week a selection of new items are displayed in the new book display case. The new book display case is located on the main level of Hewes Library next to the ScotsRead collection.

Recent titles have included:
  • Death in the Classroom by Jeffrey Berman
  • Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age by Kurt Beyer
  • Later Novels by Willa Cather
  • Woman's Inhumanity to Woman by Phyllis Chesler
  • Great Chicago Fire by Paul M. Angle
  • Flannery by Brad Gooch
  • Dorothea Lange by Linda Gordon
  • God's, Gachupines and Gringos by Richard Grabman
  • Ayn Rand and the World She Made by Anne C. Heller
  • Scientology by L. Ron Hubbard

All new items in the New Book Display case can be found in the Hewes Library catalog and are subject to normal circulation procedures for their respective collections. For more information on collection circulation policies, please visit the Hewes Library home page.