Monday, November 28, 2016

Research Tip: Save that URL

In Google, we researchers are used to cutting/pasting URLs to save for later.  In library databases, however, this is not suggested. Why? A unique session ID is attached to each database search, making the URL dynamic, rather than static. When the search window is closed, the database considers your research session over and the URL is no longer valid.

SO, savvy-researcher, look for what's called a stable URL in the database you are using. This is a safe URL that can be returned to later, emailed, bookmarked, and copied/pasted. Stable URLs may also be called "Permanent URL" or in the case of Ebsco databases, "Permalink." See the Ebsco "permalink" example below.

Ebsco databases have a small chain link icon representing a "permalink".

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thanksgiving Break Library Hours

November 22
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
November 23
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday
November 24 - 26
November 27
6:00 p.m. - Midnight

Friday, November 18, 2016

Research Tip: Scanning Materials

Need to share class notes?  Want a copy of a scientific illustration from a reference book?  Whether you need to scan images or text from books or printouts, the scanning station will do it all!

  • Scan books, photographs, or loose pages
  • Scan to format: PDF, JPG, TIFF and more
  • Save the file on a flash drive, email or upload to Google drive

The BookScan Station allows book (bound) materials to be easily and safely scanned using the flatbed scanner. A duplex page scanner allows loose page scanning from single or double sided originals.

The BookScan Station is located near the public workstation computers on the main floor of the library. If you have questions, stop by the Reference or Circulation Desks.
Flatbed scanner

Touch screen makes it easy!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ScotsRead Titles Arrive

Our popular reading collection, ScotsRead, continues to grow.  The following titles were recently added:

·       Alton Brown: Everyday Cook     
·       Fates and traitors : a novel of John Wilkes Booth - Jennifer Chiaverini
·       Field Guide to Lies -Daniel J. Levitin
·       Hag-seed : the Tempest retold  - Margaret Atwood
·       Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race - Margot Lee Shetterly
·       I am Brian Wilson : a memoir
·       Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the   Warsaw ghetto - Tilar J. Mazzeo
·       A Life Well Played - Arnold Palmer
·       My Own Words - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
·       Twelve Days of Christmas: a novel -Debbie Macomber
·       Underground Railroad: a novel - Colson Whitehead
·       Whistler - John Grisham
·       Year of Voting Dangerously - Maureen Dowd

The ScotsRead collection circulates to Monmouth College students, faculty and staff for 14 days. Locate this collection on the Hewes Library main level.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Exhibitions Open in Everett Galleries

Two new exhibitions recently opened in the Everett Galleries in November.

In Gallery 203
Prairie plow on loan from the Warren County Historical Museum
Take a walk back in time to learn about the Wiswell-Robeson’s family farm, in operation since 1853. The exhibit features pictures and examples of farm implements, like the one pictured here.

The exhibit was made possible through alumnae Jeanne Gittings Robeson (1960) and the Warren County History Museum, Monmouth. This agricultural exhibit coincides with the Wiswell-Robeson Lecture (Monday, November 14, 7pm, Dahl Chapel). 

In Gallery 204
The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition displays 62 artworks, juried by Cheryl Meeker, features 62 student works. The show will continue until December 4th.  See a list of the artworks included in the exhibition. 

The juried student art exhibition in Gallery 204

Friday, November 4, 2016

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Street Farm by Michael Ableman
  • Chinese Religious Traditions by Jan Abler
  • Bogle on Mutual Funds by John C. Bogle
  • Death of Distance by Frances Cairncross
  • Magical Worlds of Harry Potter by David Colbert
  • Make Your Job a Calling by Bryan Dik
  • Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Mauier
  • Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy
  • End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  • New Guide to Skiing by Martin Heckelman

Thursday, November 3, 2016

New Resource: Accessible Archives is a treasure trove of American history

The newest resource on the Hewes Library website, Accessible Archives, provides digitized resources from 18th-19th century United States publications, colonial times through the end of the 19th century.

"Developed by dedicated instructors and students of American history, our databases contain the rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books.
Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are available in a user-friendly online environment."

In addition to American history, the collections provide support in women’s studies, American literature, theater and early American music. 

See the collection and coverage list and satisfy your curiosity by doing a few searches yourself!

Article written by members of the Toledo Woman Suffrage Association, 1876.

Williams. S. L.,  Angier, J. P., Fray, E. S., & Barker, M. J. (1876, April). Twenty millions of American citizens are denied all representation. The National Citizen and Ballot Box , p. 1.