Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter Break 2016 Hours

Hewes Library will have shortened hours during Easter Break, March 24-28, 2016.  Einstein Brothers Bagels will also be closed over the Easter weekend.  The library will be open:

  • Thursday, March 24: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday, March 25 - 27: Closed
  • Monday, March 28: 8:00 a.m. - midnight
Normal hours resume on Tuesday, March 29.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Research Tip: Stable URLs - Getting back to the article you found

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 When the window is closed, the database considers your research session over and the URL is no longer valid.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 or a Permalink. 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.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Return to Regular Hours

Hewes Library and Einstein Brothers Bagels have returned to regular hours.  We hope that everyone had a wonderful spring break!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Database of the Month: Music Online

From Alexander Street Press, Music Online is our featured Database of the Month.  Music Online is a multi-disciplinary database that features video, sound, and audio collections.  Currently, the database contains over 660,000 albums and over 8.8 million tracks which are searchable by keyword, performer, or ensemble or browse-able by collection or subject area.

The user friend search interface allows researchers the ability to refine results as they find them with such specifics as the date a piece of music was recorded or a particular conductor.  To help researchers manage the content they discover, Music Online allows for the creation of an account where you can create, share, and manage playlists within the platform.  

Find Music Online on the library's Databases: Find Articles page.

Access to library databases is limited to the current students, staff, and faculty of Monmouth College.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Research Tip: Get the Article! How to locate an article's full text

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!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Journal of the Month: Scientific American

Journal of the Month: Scientific American

Published by Scientific American, a division of Nature America, Inc. twelve times per year, Scientific American is a monthly magazine which Hewes Library subscribes to in print and online.

Scientific American is the longest continuously published magazine in the United States, since 1845.  It was founded by Rufus Porter as a weekly broadsheet.  Scientific American founded the first branch of the U.S. Patent Agency in 1850 to provide technical help and legal advice to inventors.  Popular columns include Space, Health, Sustainability, and Technology; more than 150 Nobel laureates have written for Scientific American including Albert Einstein, Francis Crick, Jonas Salk and Linus Pauling.

See more at: or on the Main Level of Hewes Library in the Main Periodicals section. You can also follow them on Facebook or Twitter.  They also have a YouTube channel. You can also download the free mobile app.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Spring Break 2016 Hours

Hewes Library will have shortened hours over Spring Break, March 4-13, 2016.  The library will be open:

  • Friday, March 4: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, March 5 - 6: Closed
  • Monday - Friday, March 7 - 11: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 12 : Closed
  • Sunday, March 13: 6:00 p.m. - midnight
The library will return to normal hours on Monday, March 14.  Einstein Brothers Bagels will be closed over Spring Break and will reopen on Monday, March 14.