Monday, May 21, 2018

Oxford Classical Dictionary - Online

Hewes Library is pleased to now access the Oxford Classical Dictionary Online (4th edition) as part of Oxford Reference Online. This resource is now available in both print and online for maximum availability to Monmouth College researchers.

Access to the Oxford Classical Dictionary is provided through the Classics Research Guide as well as Oxford Reference Online.

"Unrivalled in scope for over sixty years, this established reference work has been thoroughly updated for this edition to reflect modern scholarship. Written by distinguished scholars from around the world, it covers all aspects of the classical world from literature and history to religion, science, and archaeology.

As well as providing factual information, the Dictionary contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, gender, and ecology. Anthropology and reception have been added as new subject areas, covering topics such as creolization and kinship, as well as dance reception and translation.

The most authoritative and accessible dictionary of its kind, this is an essential reference for both scholars and non-specialists with an interest in the classical era."

Friday, May 18, 2018

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • When the Sick Rule the World by Dodie Bellamy
  • Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H.W. Brands
  • Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack E. Davis
  • Israel/Palestine by Alan Dowty
  • All Around Us by Xelena Gonzales
  • War and Turpentine: A Novel by Stefan Hertmans
  • Six Drawing Lessons by William Kentridge
  • Fixer by Bernard Malamud
  • First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty by Bill Minutaglio
  • Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Summer Reading with Flipster

Take current subscriptions with you wherever you travel this summer!

Hewes Library has current subscriptions to eight magazine titles in EBSCO’s Flipster database, which provides full-image access to current periodicals (popular and trade periodicals). 

How to access Flipster:

  • Android or iOS device:  see "Flipster Digital Magazines" in the app store. Note: you must first initialize the campus subscription within the app while you are physically on campus. Learn how:

The titles to which Monmouth College currently subscribes on this platform are:
American Scientist
Bloomberg Business
New Yorker
Rolling Stone
Sports Illustrated


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Summer Hours Begin

Summer hours have begun at Hewes Library!
New for summer 2018, Friday hours have changed:

  • Monday through Thursday, 8am-4:30pm
  • Friday 8am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

The library will also be closed on the following holidays:
Memorial Day: Monday, May 28th
Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4th

Enjoy summer, and be sure to stop by the library for all your summer reading needs!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New Database: MathSciNet

Hewes Library - New Database Available

Hewes Library recently added MathSciNet to our campus resources. This electronic index offers access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. 

It searches peer-reviewed mathematical literature found in scholarly journals, books, and conference proceedings, many including written reviews by scholars in the field. 

Most entries are citation only. Some entries provide citation maps, showing what an article has cited (bibliography) and what has cited that article allowing researcher to follow citations forward and backward in time. Coverage: some articles back to the early 1800s.

To access this database, use the Databases A-Z tab on the library homepage!

  • Authors are uniquely identified (by their MR Author ID), enabling a search for publications by individual author rather than by name string. 
  • Continuing in the tradition of the paper publication, Mathematical Reviews (MR), which was first published in 1940, expert reviewers are selected by a staff of professional mathematicians to write reviews of the current published literature; over 80,000 reviews are added to the database each year. 
  • Extending the MR tradition, MathSciNet® contains almost 3 million items and over 1.7 million direct links to original articles. 
  • Bibliographic data from retrodigitized articles dates back to the early 1800s. 
  • Reference lists are collected and matched internally from approximately 550 journals, and citation data for journals, authors, articles and reviews is provided.  
  • This web of citations allows users to track the history and influence of research publications in the mathematical sciences.