Featuring: Ethnic News Watch

Ethnic NewsWatch provides a rich collection of articles editorials, and reviews with a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints from the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic and minority press.

You can easily limit your results under the advanced search option to full text articles and/or scholarly (peer-reviewed) literature.  You can also limit results to language or ethnic group. You can also limit results to language or ethnic group.

Helpful search tips:

  • Use “quotation marks” to search for exact phrases.
  • Separate terms with OR to find any of the words entered.
  • Separate terms with AND to limit results to all of the words entered.
  • Find documents which have the first word, but not the second word with NOT. (e.g. Internet NOT html).
  • The truncation character * can be used at the middle, or end of the word. (e.g. nurse* finds nurse, nurses, nursed)
  • Look for documents that contain two search terms, in any order, within a specified number of words apart with NEAR/n. Replace the ‘n’ with a number.  (e.g. nursing NEAR/3 education).

Some of the major subject areas:

  • Ethnic groups
  • Minorities
  • Culture
  • Religion
  • Independent press
  • Ethnic studies
  • African American
  • Caribbean
  • African
  • Hispanic American
  • Native American
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Asian
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Arab Americans
  • Middle Eastern Americans
  • European Americans
  • Eastern European
  • Jewish Americans
  • Multi-ethnic
  • Multi-cultural
  • Human rights
  • Activism

For comments or questions about Ethnic NewWatch, contact Joni Roberts (jroberts@willamette.edu).

Winter Break Hours

The Hatfield Library has special hours during the Winter Break.

Tue, Jan. 1    CLOSED
Wed – Fri, Jan. 2 – 4     8 – 5 p.m.
Sat – Sun, Jan. 5 – 6     CLOSED
Mon – Fri, Jan. 7 – 11     8 – 5 p.m.
Sat – Sun, Jan. 12 – 13     CLOSED

Normal building hours resume Monday, January 14th.  The Hatfield Library staff wish the Willamette Community a most wonderful and safe Winter Break and new start to the new year!

Extended Building Hours During Finals

The Hatfield Library offers extended hours to our students and faculty before and during finals.  Hours are as follows:

December 3 – 6          7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
December 7               7:45 a.m. – 1 a.m.
December 8               9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
December 9               9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
December 10 – 14      7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
December 15             7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

As usual, the library is closed to the general public at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Stay tuned for news about the snacks (i.e., cookies) the library provides to students after 10 p.m. during Finals week!


Extended Hours During Finals Week!!!

WU Campus Photo Collection

Inside the Old Library

Have you heard about the Willamette University Campus Photograph Collection yet?

The Willamette University Campus Photograph collection, comprised of more than 1,700 photographic prints, negatives, slides, and copy prints of sketches and blueprints, is a rich documentary resource covering nearly a century and a half of Willamette’s history.

A strength of the collection is the visual documentation it provides of Willamette’s ever-developing campus; particularly the buildings and landscape. Images show ground-breakings, construction, renovations, fires, and demolitions of various buildings. Transformation of the campus grounds, through activities such as the redesign of the Mill Stream and the removal of trees, is also evident. Aerial views of the campus provide yet another perspective of campus architecture and grounds and, to a lesser extent, downtown Salem, Oregon.

Two tablets with Bible & Shakespeare passages unearthed from beneath the Star Trees.

Willamette, TIUA, and American Studies Program students are depicted in various facets of their lives, both formally and informally. Students are shown interacting with faculty and administrators, engaging in studying, dining, and recreation, and participating in ceremonies and festivities.

Faculty, administrators, and staff are also represented, often in the capacity of interacting with students, officiating at an event, or posing for a portrait.

Additional notes: If a building has been known by more than one name an attempt has been made to list all names. For example, a search for “College of Medicine”, “Science Hall”, “Music Hall”, or “Art Building” will return images of the building that currently serves as the Art Building located at the corner of State and Winter Streets. Similarly, a search for the “College of Law” will return images of the Truman Wesley Collins Legal Center as well as the building currently known as “Gatke Hall” which formerly housed the College of Law. Some of the photos that you’ll find in this collection include the following.

The Archives staff is asking for assistance in identifying images. Please use the comment feature on the website if you are able to provide info relating to any of the images.

For permission to reproduce any of the images please contact the University Archivist, Mary McRobinson, at mmcrobin@willamette.edu.

“Baby” Star Trees that are as tall as the Collins Science Hall.

Waller Hall, from northeast in winter, with the College of Medicine to the right.















Aerial view of the College of Medicine, Willson Park, the First United Methodist Church, and some of Salem










Willamette students stand in a W and seniors stand in ’19 formation for Chapel March/Spectacle Day









[Old] University Library, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon.

Relaxing & Fun Reads!

Why not take a fun book to read during the Thanksgiving break?  Our Popular Reading Collection, located on the first floor by the elevator, has nearly 400 books from a wide variety of genres that range from fantasy, SciFi, and suspense to biographies, YA, and romance.  Check out this list of books in our popular reading collection.

Also, check out our WU Reads page that lists award winning books in our collection, most read books at Willamette, books written by Willamette faculty and staff, and more.

Feel free to ask questions at the reference or circulation desk!


Holiday Hours

The Hatfield Library has special hours during Thanksgiving.

Wed, Nov. 21     7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thur – Sat, Nov. 22 – 24     CLOSED
Sun, Nov. 25     1 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Normal building hours resume Monday, November 26th.  The Hatfield Library staff wish the Willamette Community a most wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Break!

Assignment Calculator?

What is the Assignment Calculator?  And who is it for?

The assignment calculator is a simple tool that students and faculty can use to help calculate when parts of a research paper or assignment should be worked on and completed.  Basically, all you need to do is plug in the beginning date of an assignment and the due date, and it does the rest for you!

Then the calculator lists all of the steps needed to complete your assignment and when each step should be done.  Below is an example.  This is a wonderful tool to help with time management! Check out the Assignment Calculator at:



Digital Field Scholarship Video Conference

Online recording available: Recording of Digital Field Scholarship.  

Presentation slides: The mindomo presentation used by the seminar leader is available here: bit.ly/dfsnitle2012

Finally, the CFP to join the Digital Field Scholarship Sandbox is here: call for proposals


NITLE, the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Arts, will host a video conference about Digital Field Scholarship at Lewis and Clark College on August 29th, 1-2pm (PST).

Faculty, instructional technologists, librarians, and others from the NITLE Network who are interested in digital field scholarship, inquiry-guided learning, and undergraduate research in all disciplines are encouraged to attend this seminar in institutional teams. Individuals are also welcome to participate.  Hosted online via NITLE’s videoconferencing platform.


If you want to attend and cannot join us in Smullin 6, you can register online by Monday, August 27. Participation in NITLE Seminars is open to all active member institutions of the NITLE Network as a benefit of membership and as space allows. No additional registration fee applies.


From service in the local community to a wide array of overseas programs, liberal arts students and faculty pursue learning opportunities in a variety of geographical settings, with areas of focus spanning the physical and life sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Many projects enhance field scholarship via geolocated digital means, such as capture and communication of field data, web discovery and sharing of field-applicable resources, creative projects built on particular locations and shared as digital narratives, and place-based student-faculty research projects documented online from start to finish. In this seminar, Dr. James Proctor, Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Lewis and Clark College, will share

  1. An introduction to Digital Field Scholarship and the objectives of a new Sandbox initiative, designed and administered by Lewis & Clark College.
  2. An extended example of one approach to Digital Field Scholarship involving geolocation and WordPress-based collaboration, and how it supports liberal education via Lewis & Clark’s Situating the Global Environment (sge.lclark.edu) initiative.
  3. An invitation for other institutions to collaborate in a 2012-13 Digital Field Scholarship Sandbox, with clarification of objectives, expectations, and process.

Speaker Biography

Dr. James Proctor is a professor in the Environmental Studies Program at Lewis and Clark College. Dr. Proctor comes from a varied academic background including geography, religious studies, and environmental science/engineering, with research interests and publications spanning environmental theory, interdisciplinarity, and new learning technologies. Since arriving at Lewis & Clark College in 2005, Dr. Proctor has received strong support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop innovative approaches in interdisciplinary undergraduate environmental scholarship. Most recently, Dr. Proctor directs Lewis and Clark’s Situating the Global Environment initiative, which he presented at the NITLE Symposium in April 2012. Dr. Proctor led the team whose proposal on digital field scholarship won the Innovation Marketplace at the Symposium.