Friday, January 29, 2016

New items at Hewes Library

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

  • If I Could Write This Fire by Michelle Cliff
  • Sentimental Education of the Novel by Margaret Cohen
  • Romance by Barbara Fuchs
  • Stolen Legacy by George G.M. James
  • Antinomies of Realism by Frederic Jameson
  • New maladies of the Soul by Julia Kristeva
  • Replenishing the Earth by Wangari Maathai
  • Blank Darkness by Christopher L. Miller
  • Lives of the Novel: A History by Thomas G. Pavel
  • Doll by Boleslaw Prus

Friday, January 8, 2016

Journal of the Month: Poetry

Published by the Poetry Foundation eleven times per year, Poetry is a monthly poetry journal which Hewes Library subscribes to in print and online; back issues of the journal are available from 1913 to the present.  The Poetry Foundation is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

Poetry was founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912 and is the oldest monthly journal devoted to verse.  The journal established its reputation early by publishing the first important poems of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, and others.  Through their website, many events, digital programs, awards and recognitions are available to support and encourage poets.  The Poetry Foundation Library is the Midwest’s only library dedicated exclusively to poetry and visitors may browse their collection of 30,000 volumes, audio and video recordings, or various exhibits.

See more at: or on the Main Level of Hewes Library in the main Periodicals section. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or download the free Poetry mobile app.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Database of the Month: MEDLINE Plus

The database of the month for January is MEDLINE Plus.  Since MEDLINE Plus is provided by the US National Library of Medicine, it is available freely on the web and a subscription is not required.  With journal coverage since 1965, the database indexes over 3,500 international medical journals.

Dymanic content is also available and divided into 4 major sections:

  • Health Topics: Body Location/Systems, Disorders and Conditions, Diagnosis and Therapy, Demographic, Groups Health and Wellness
  • Drugs, Herbs, and Supplments: Containing information on prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines which includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more.
  • Videos and Tools: Features information videos, interactive games, and more.
  • Medical Encyclopedia: Containing short articles on everything from conditions to product definitions.
Find MEDLINE Plus on the library's Databases: Find Articles page.