The Willamette University Archives has recently released a new collection called the Student Publications collection. The Student Publications collection includes literary publications, magazines, newsletters, and newspapers created by Willamette University student organizations and groups. Included are the long-running school newspaper The Collegian; the student yearbook, The Wallulah; the Tokyo International University of America yearbook; literary journals; and comedic magazines. Among the newspapers and newsletters are those published at odds with, or in addition to, The Collegian such as Another Voice, The Mill Stream and The Vanguard. In addition to newspapers, Willamette University students have compiled literary magazines, fraternity and sorority publications, and comedic newsletters. The collection ranges between 1850-2014, and has 27.5 linear feet, including files, one oversize box, bound volumes, and digital materials.
A historical note: Individual students, organizations and groups have been gathering and writing since Willamette’s founding. The first known publication, The Experiment, was created in 1850 as a way for students of the Oregon Institute to express themselves. Willamette’s longest running student publication, The Collegian, was begun in 1875. It continues to document the campus climate, events, and students’ reactions to their surroundings.
Contact Ashley Toutain (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about this collection, or click here to read more of what she wrote:
As juniors and seniors, you will research and write more than past semesters. If you haven’t met with a librarian yet to help with your research, now is an awesome time to get to know them! Faculty may also wish to contact them for a library instruction session for your class.
They are all very knowledgeable and friendly. You will see them at the reference desk where you can ask for research help, or set up a time to meet with them one-on-one.
Items are starting to come in already for the Tree of Giving Book Drive! We are supporting both Grant and Bush Elementary schools this year, so we are looking forward to strong community support and abundant book donations. Some key things to remember as we approach the final Drive date on December 17th:
- 25% discount at the Willamette Store for Book Drive books
- K-5 Spanish and English language books are needed
- No holiday-themed books, please
- Gloves, hats, and cash for books are also desired
- Drop off locations include the Circulation Desk in the Hatfield Library, the Willamette Store, and the Sparks Center
Willamette University’s long running newspaper, the Collegian, is now available digitally and fully keyword searchable. With unprecedented access to history at your fingertips, what will you search for?
Beginning in November 2013, over 100 years of Collegian issues needed to be unbound and assessed for completeness. Microfilm copies were used to fill in any gaps. The unbound Collegians were then mailed to iArchives and digitized. Once scanning was complete, each image was reviewed to ensure its readability. Over a century of Collegian data was then uploaded to the Academic Commons for publication. The Collegian is now searchable, and browsable, all the way back to its first issue in 1875.
We have just added three excellent resources to our digital collection, in addition to the recent addition of Science: Birds of North America Online, the Oregonian, and the Oregon Newspaper Sources.
Birds of North America Online is a database of over 716 species of birds that live and migrate through North America, including Hawaii and Canada. It includes a multimedia collection for every bird, including top quality audio and videos galleries, and rich collection of article information for each species for pretty much anything you would want to know about a specific bird. So if your curious what birds you saw outside your window or heard singing, this will be an outstanding resources!
The Oregonian newspaper (ranges from 1987-present). There is a one day delay, so you won’t be able to read through the current day’s edition. We’ve had very spotty electronic access to recent editions of the Oregonian, but this gives us reliable full text coverage back to 1987.
Oregon Newspaper Sources is a collection of 51 of the largest Oregon-based newspapers, including the Statesman Journal newspaper, Oregonian, and Eugene Register-Guard that can be search simultaneously or individually. You can even browse individual editions of newspapers by sections.
We have prepared the library for Finals Week! Starting April 25th we have extended library hours (click here for details) through Sunday May 11th, including our ever popular free cookies and coffee which are available after 10pm to our fabulous Willamette students.
Starting next Wednesday, the Hatfield Room will be temporarily designated as a quiet study space during finals week. This compliments the quiet second floor of the library rule. There are two large whiteboards if you need large writing areas to help you think (two more white boards are located downstairs for group study). We also bring in large tables to spread out your work, and some soft chairs for relaxing.
We have a popular reading collection available downstairs in case you need to break loose from the academic rigor of finals and just enjoy a fun, non-academic book. We will also have a coloring station to let that creativity flow!
Some other things: We have a recording room which might be handy to those who need to practice a presentation or make a recording for a language class. We have two printers on the second floor, two on the first floor, and one printer in the Fish Bowl in case one of the printers goes down. We have soft seating scattered around the library for relaxation, and hard wood-backed chairs if you prefer a more solid chair. And below is a map of the power outlet to keep your laptops and cell phones humming!
The Hatfield Library will have a large selection of faculty works on display on the first floor of the library from April 1st through May 11th. The collection ranges from music score arrangements to photos of theatre productions and selections of scholarly research articles and books written by Willamette faculty. (And feel free to browse through the articles written by our faculty).
GeoRef is a geoscience database that provides access to over 2,000,000 records for the world’s geological sciences literature, including journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, and theses.
Produced by the American Geosciences Institute, this comprehensive geosciences database contains 3.4 millionbibliographic records to the geosciences literature of the world. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, theses and dissertations. Over 100,000 references are added to GeoRef annually.
It is truly an indispensable research tool, and a first-stop when researching anything related to the earth sciences. The geology of North America is covered from 1669 to the present, and global coverage dates back to 1933. In fact, the Library Journal had this to say about this resource: “[The] Advanced Search, with its elegantly laid-out tool set for crafting very precise search strategies, gives the user great control over the whole search process.”
Have you written and researched an amazing paper this year? If so, we’ve got good news…the library is sponsoring its annual MOHL Research Award and you may be eligible to win a $500 cash prize! The award will be given for a student paper in any discipline that demonstrates outstanding research using library and information resources. Last year’s award winner was then junior Miles Sari’s for his paper “‘Piece of Me’—A Framing Analysis of the Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Britney Spears.”
To be eligible for this award, the paper must have been written in the sophomore or junior year as part of regular class work and in the current academic year (Fall 2013/Spring 2014). For complete details and instructions see: libmedia.willamette.edu/award.
*Papers done as a senior project but in the junior year are excluded.
March is National Nutrition Month! After the past few months of holiday meals, you may be motivated to start eating more nutritiously and exercise regularly. A big emphasis during this month is simply to make INFORMED CHOICES about the food you eat and to develop sound eating and physical activity habits. Remember to not give up on changing your goal of living healthier. Good habits take a long time to establish (66 days or more).
Explore New Foods, Flavors and ‘Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.’ If your food begins to loose its luster, adding more nutrition and pleasure to each meal is as easy as expanding the range of foods you choose. Try one new fruit, vegetable or whole grain every week. Start small by picking a different type of apple, a different color potato or a new flavor of whole-grain rice until you are comfortable picking entirely new things that you’ve never tried or heard of before.
The next time you eat out, choose a restaurant that features ethnic foods from Asia, Europe or Africa. These restaurants often feature menus filled with healthy options that will be new to you.
If you prepare your own meals, add a pinch of this or that to give your regular dishes some additional zing. Remember, you have about 10,000 taste buds, so don’t be afraid to try something new.
A food journal is a good tool to help you learn about your eating habits. Keep a food journal for 1 week.
Write down what you eat, how much, and what times of day you are eating.
Include notes about what else you were doing and how you were feeling, such as being hungry, stressed, tired, or bored. For example, maybe you were at work and were bored. So you got a snack from a vending machine down the hall from your desk.
At the end of the week, review your journal and look at your eating patterns. Decide which habits you want to change.
Reflect on your food journal. Look at your journal and circle any regular or repetitive triggers. Some of these might be:
You see your favorite snack in the pantry or vending machine
When you watch television
You feel stressed by something at work or in another area of your life
You have no plan for dinner after a long day
You go to work events where food is served
You stop at fast-food restaurants for breakfast and choose high fat, high calorie foods
You need a pick-me-up toward the end of your workday
Replace your old habits with new ones.
Find health choices for snacks and plan ahead. Take only a small portion, put it in a dish and put the rest away. Eat fruit and yogurt in the mid-afternoon about 3 or 4 hours after lunch.
Eat only when you are hungry. Eating when you are feel worried, tense, or bored also leads to overeating. Instead, call a friend or go for a walk to help you feel better.
Eat Slowly. Eating too quickly leads to overeating when the food you have eaten has not yet reached your stomach and told your brain you are full. You will know you are eating too quickly if you feel stuffed about 20 minutes after you stop eating.
Plan your meals. Know what you will eat ahead of time so you can avoid buying unhealthy foods (impulse buying) or eating at fast-food restaurants.
Get rid of unhealthy foods. Put them out of sight or in hard to reach places. Replace your candy dish with a bowl of fruit or nuts.
An old saying goes: “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.”
Breakfast sets the tone for the day. A hearty, healthy breakfast will give your body the energy it needs to get you to lunch.
Plan a good lunch that will satisfy you, and a healthy afternoon snack that will keep you from becoming to hungry before dinner time.
Avoid skipping meals. Missing a regular meal or snack often leads to overeating or making unhealthy choices.
Don’t forget that we have a huge selection of books dealing with nutrition. A few of them are highlighted this month on our WU Reads page.