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.