iPads for WSU Community
iPads are available for checkout at the Stewart Library Circulation Desk for all students, faculty, and staff at Weber State University. Those checking out the iPads are encouraged to explore the various apps and features available. Please visit http://libguides.weber.edu/iPads for information about the circulation, use, checkout, and return policy.
New on Campus
MobilePrint, a campus-wide printing enhancement, is now available. Register to use Mobile Print to print from your mobile device on campus. Release print jobs either from a campus print station or by using Web Release. Use a print station in any open computer lab, by logging into Mobile print from your device and printing your job by means of your Wildcard. Use Web Release by logging in to the Web Release site, finding and selecting the printer you want to use, and printing. Be sure you are physically close to the printer when you use Web Release.
The library has added two new databases! Newspaper Archive searches more than 300 years of local historical newspapers dating back to the 17th century with some coverage up to the present. The titles of the newspapers are being added to the library catalog. The other database, PsycArticles, gives us access to 131 fulltext articles from journals from the American Psychological Association and other professional organizations. The journal titles have been added to the catalog. Coverage of many of these journals goes back to the first volume published.
Database of the Month
Published annually by the federal government since 1878, The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country, and perhaps, the world. It is the authoritative source as both an answer book (“How much corn is grown in Iowa?”) and a guide to statistical sources (“What organization has the most authoritative data on foreclosures?”). As a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States, it is a snapshot of America and its people.
In the spring of 2011, the Census Bureau announced that the edition that year would be the last one produced at government expense. Despite protests from librarians and journalists and despite petitions to Congress, the Census Bureau unit that published the Statistical Abstract was eliminated in November. Its elimination resulted not from a decline in popularity or perceived value, but from the need to reduce agency spending while supporting new and existing data collection efforts.
ProQuest has now taken on responsibility for updating and releasing this publication, the most used statistical reference tool in U.S. libraries. Proquest staff bring to this task 35 years of experience in acquiring, abstracting, and indexing Federal Government statistical publications and tables.
The ProQuest Statistical Abstractis available in both print and online versions. The print version resembles past editions and contains roughly the same number of tables, detailed bibliographic documentation, the back-of-the-book index, and updated introductory sections. ProQuest is co-publishing the book with Bernan Press, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc, which is printing, marketing, and distributing the book.
In print, the Statistical Abstract of the United States is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Online it is 1400+ individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets), both searchable and browsable. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Proquest makes XLS format access available for all tables - you can refine tables to suit your needs. Some online features:
- Tables have source and durable URLs
- APA and MLA styles are included per table
- Convert table data into pie charts
- Each table has latest update information
- Each table has data source information
- Search by table number
- Search using Boolean operators
ACCESS ALL DATABASES, EXCEPT TRIAL PRODUCTS, FROM ANYWHERE, WITH YOUR WEBER USERNAME AND PASSWORD 24/7.
Upper Level by Honors: Fiction Favorites
Middle Level Systems Area: Holiday Traditions
Middle Level Reference Area: Architecture
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES/DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
Special Collections will be changing Saturday hours. We will be open
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. starting Saturday, September 13, through the end of
DECEMBER CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS
World AIDS Day
Comedian Richard Pryor born, 1940
Rosa (Louise McCauley) Parks refused to give up a bus seat to a white passenger, 1955. The incident became a symbol of the Civil Rights movement.
Production began on the Ford assembly line, 1913
American author and artist David Macaulay born, 1946
French artist Georges Seurat born, 1859
Physicist Enrico Fermi produced the first nuclear chain reaction, 1942
President James Monroe stated the Monroe Doctrine in US foreign policy, 1823
Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of the French, 1804
First heart successful heart transplant, 1967
Polish-English author Joseph Conrad (Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) born, 1857
Union Carbide pesticide leak disaster at Bhopal, India, 1983
Oliver Kelley founded the Grange movement, 1866
Phonograph invented, 1877
Rodeo star Bill Pickett born, 1871
Montgomery bus boycott, 1955
Prohibition ended, 1933
St. Nicholas Day
Composer Ira Gershwin born, 1896
Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye, explorer, fur trader, military officer, died, 1749
13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, ratified, 1865
Halifax explosion, largest man-made explosion prior to nuclear explosions, occurred, 1917
Pearl Harbor bombed, 1941, US drawn into WW 2
Writer Willa Cather born, 1873
Humorist James Thurber born, 1894
Inventor Eli Whitney born, 1765
Musician John Lennon shot, 1980
Montanan and first woman member of Congress Jeanette Rankin cast the only vote against the declaration of war against Japan, 1941
Lech Walesa, founder of the Solidarity trade union, became the first directly elected Polish leader
Start of the first intifada in the Gaza Strip, 1987
Poet Emily Dickinson born, 1830
Singer Otis Redding died in an airplane crash, 1967
The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn born, 1918
Investment fraud mastermind Bernard Madoff arrested, 2008
Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, 1620
UNICEF established, 1946
Inventor Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean, 1901
French author Gustave Flaubert born, 1821
Explorer Abel Tasman discovered New Zealand, 1642
Rape of Nanking, 1937
South Pole discovered by Roald Amundsen and party, 1911
Physicist Max Planck published the article that was the first statement of quantum theory, 1900
Newtown, Ct elementary school murders, 2012
First ten amendments to the Constitution of the US, the Bill of Rights, ratified, 1791
Sioux chief Sitting Bull killed by Indian police at Standing Rock, North Dakota, 1890
Beginning of Las Posadas
German composer Ludwig van Beethoven born, 1770
Boston Tea Party occurred, 1773
Composer Antonin Dvorak’s New World symphony premiered in New York, 1893
Orville Wright completed the first manned flight, 1903
France formally recognized the United States as an independent nation, 1777
Outfielder Tyrus Raymond (Ty) Cobb born, 1886
Richard Wetherill and Charles Mason discovered Mesa Verde, 1888
U.S. House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America, 1865
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol published, 1843
U.S. invaded Panama in an attempt to overthrow military dictator Manuel Noriega, 1989
Winter solstice, the first day of winter
Pan American flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, 1988
Lieutenant Colonel William Fetterman and 80 soldiers ambushed in Northern Wyoming, 1866
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony premiered in Vienna, Austria, 1808
Dreyfus Affair began in France, 1894
The Federal Reserve established, 1913
Construction of Plymouth settlement began, 1620
Apollo 8 reached the moon, 1968
Devastating fire at the Library of Congress, 1851
Beginning of Kwanzaa
Tsunami along Indian Ocean coast, 230,000 deaths estimated, 2004
World Bank established, 1945
British naturalist Charles Darwin sets out from Plymouth, England, aboard HMS Beagle, 1831
Argentinian novelist Manuel Puig born, 1932
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956, is published in the original Russian in Paris, 1973
Wounded Knee massacre, 1890
London suffered its most devastating air raid from German firebombing, 1940
British author Rudyard Kipling born, 1865
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was established, 1922
New Year’s Eve
French artist Henri Matisse born, 1869
Panama took control of the Panama Canal, 1999
Honourable East India Company received a Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth I, 1600
December Commemorative Weeks
Kwanzaa, African Harvest Festival (Last week in December)
Read A New Book Month
Universal Human Rights Month
STEWART LIBRARY HOURS
Fall Semester Hours
August 25, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fall Finals Week Hours
Friday, December 5
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 6
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 7
1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Monday, December 8
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 9
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 10
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 11
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, December 12
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Winter Break Hours
December 13, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Monday - Friday
7:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Spring Semester begins on January 12, 2015.
Jeffrey Favero Fine Art Photography
Throughout the Stewart Library (August 2014 - December 2014)
Jeffrey Favero is a retired
dentist from Ogden, Utah. Favero says, "For me, the art of
photography is more about the Giver than the taker. A visual synergy of
divine gift, serendipity and a splash of creativity." Favero's images
can be viewed on all three levels of the library and in the
Hetzel-Hoellein room. Go online to see more of his work at www.jeffreyfaverophotography.com
Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)
Five display cases filled with an array of fascinating dignitary gifts belonging to the WSU Archives Collection, and received from institutions in the People’s Republic of China, are displayed.
Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University: Celebrating 125 Years
University Archives Lower Level (Ongoing)
The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University: Celebrating 125 Years. Weber Stake Academy opened its doors for the time on January 7, 1889. There were two departments with approximately 100 students in attendance on the first day. 125 years later, Weber State University has over 26,000 students enrolled and over 250 different degree programs.
Special Collections Images
Stewart Library, Top Level (Ongoing)
The exhibit on the top floor of the Stewart Library showcases photographs housed by Special Collections. These photographs document the history of Ogden through business and people.
Photographs by Kevin Mikkelsen
Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)
Kevin Mikkelsen resides in
North Ogden, Utah right at the base of the Wasatch Range. “Besides being
a beautiful place to live, North Ogden is the perfect jumping off point
in which to reach one of 7 National Parks, all within a 5 hour drive
time. As time passes, and new things are seen, more miles are traveled,
and more mountains climbed, that love progressively deepens and has
become an inspiration in his photographic work. Capturing images through
today’s digital and film technology has allowed Kevin to express that
inspiration in the form of scenic landscapes and wildlife fine art
prints.” We are pleased to have the opportunity to show 13 of Kevin’s
beautiful images in the library, his complete works may be viewed by
going to: PhotographyOutdoors.com