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Introducing Loyola’s new discovery tool from EBSCO Discovery Service:
QuickSearch is a new customized searching experience based on the EBSCOhost interface you already know. Through a single search box on the library home page QuickSearch provides fast, simple access to content from hundreds of academic publishers, the library catalog, and our digital archives.
Click here for a video tutorial on using QuickSearch.
Report any problems using this form and we will follow up with you. Thank you for taking the time to help us improve the system.
New in 2016 at the Monroe Library The Monroe Library is undertaking some exciting upgrades to our services. We hope that these upgrades will provide even better service and access to information resources for our users. Please note, there may be some disruption to online services during the transition time. If you are working on research that requires library services, please plan for possible outages between Dec. 28 and Jan. 7. See the schedule below for more detailed information. QUICKSEARCH IMPLEMENTATION: The search box on the library homepage will lead you to a new searching tool. Using QuickSearch, you can search a unified index of the library's resources including books, online journal articles, e-books, and more - all from one search box. JOURNAL FINDER INTERFACE UPGRADE: The new Journal Finder includes improved searching and easier navigation. It allows you to search or browse all publications made available to you by the library, regardless of the publisher. LIBRARY CATALOG: The catalog will be moving to a new hosted solution that will allow us to take advantage of some of the exciting new features being offered by our catalog vendor. POSSIBLE SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS: - December 28th: Journal Finder will be unavailable. - January 4-5th: The catalog will be unavailable as we move to a new server. - January 7th: The search box on the homepage may be unavailable as we transition to the new QuickSearch. Thank you for your patience during this transition. We look forward to introducing these upgrades to improve online access to library resources. Please contact us with questions and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New test preparation guides at the Monroe Library!
In cooperation with the Student Success Center, test preparation guides for the Dental Admission Test (DAT), Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) are now available for you in the Monroe Library. All guides are at the front Learning Commons Desk shelved with the books on reserve under “Test Prep”. They can be checked out for four hours with your Loyola ID. We will be adding more guides for more tests in the near future.
Also, don’t forget the Learning Express Library 3 with online tests for many admissions tests, occupational tests, TOEFL, and skill improvement tutorials. Individual registration is required to use this service.
Today is the 47th anniversary of the death of religious writer, social activist, and Trappist monk, Thomas Merton.
Merton (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) wrote on both Eastern and Western religious thought as well as meditations, journals, and essays on social justice and peace. He is considered one of the most important spiritual writers of the 20th Century. Merton’s best-known book is The Seven Storey Mountain, an autobiography about his childhood and subsequent conversion to Catholicism at age 23. Edited my Robert Giroux, this book went on to become a best seller with all Merton’s earnings going to the Gethsemani monastery in New Haven, Kentucky due to his vow of poverty upon entering the order.
Please follow this LINK to look at all the volumes by and about Thomas Merton as included in our Robert Giroux Book Collection.
For an extensive bio on Merton please follow this LINK to the excellent one located at the Poetry Foundation.
This collection is available for research in the Special Collections and Archives Booth-Bricker Reading Room, Monday-Friday from 9:00-4:30.
Pop-up cookie parties are coming! The next time you’re in the library this finals season you just might look up to see a plate of homemade cookies coming your way…
At some point in the holiday season one is sure to come across some sort of adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
The definitive Christmas story has not only inspired numerous adaptations, but has also been influential on other works including It’s A Wonderful Life and The Grinch That Stole Christmas.
If you find yourself wanting to read the novella for yourself this year, we have wonderfully luxurious copy here in library’s Special Collections and Archives. A Christmas Carol can be found in Christmas Books, Volume I as part of our 64 volume fine press edition Works of Charles Dickens. There were only 10 copies of this set created in 1900, with this set being bound especially for J. Alice Maxwell of Rockville, Connecticut.
All 64 volumes are encased in full red morocco leather with gilt edges, three raised bands on the spine, gold lettering and gold floral tooling. The set looks rather festive just sitting on the shelf, but once you open the volumes the extravagance continues with front and rear covers bound in red and blue morocco leather and matching leather end papers personalized with J. Alice Maxwell’s signature stamped in gold.
The volumes are heavily illustrated with photogravures, facsimiles, etchings, and original watercolors.
The watercolors are of particular interest since they are actual watercolors bound into the volumes.
Please feel free to come and see this amazing turn of the century example of limited edition fine press publishing in the Special Collections and Archives Booth-Bricker Reading Room, Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 4:30 pm.
Anthony J. Stanonis received a B.A. in history from Loyola University New Orleans in 1997, then an M.A. in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 2003, both in history, from Vanderbilt University. Stanonis’s research interests have centered on the cultural and economic implications of urban tourism. While researching the history of tourism in New Orleans for his dissertation, he acquired an assortment of artifacts generated by that city’s tourist industry. His research resulted in the publication of his book, Creating the Big Easy: New Orleans and the Emergence of Modern Tourism, 1918-1945, published in 2006 by the University of Georgia Press.
This collection comprises Stanonis’s personal acquisitions of materials pertaining to the New Orleans tourist industry. It includes guides, maps, brochures, books, and other literature put out by public and private groups and businesses, spanning roughly from 1902 to 1960.
Special Collections & Archives, located on the third floor of Monroe Library, is open for research and quiet study Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30.
Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.
Celebrate National Fig Week by learning a little about the fig and exploring these recipes found in our copy of the Picayune’s Creole Cook Book!
Fig trees (Ficus carica) are one of the earliest fruit trees cultivated by humans. Figs are not only delicious, they are also a fruit of legend, literature, and the sacred.
The fig tree is employed in Greek (Sykeus) and Roman (Bachus) Mythology, Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad, Charles Dickens’s Dombey and Son, Shakespeare’s Henry V., the Bible, and numerous others references and symbolic uses abound. Just start searching and you will find yourself following the “red thread” of the fig tree and its relationship with man.
Most of us primarily look to the fig for nourishment and the subtropical climate of Southern Louisiana is favorable for growing fig trees for just this purpose. These recipes take advantage of this easily grown and found bounty.
And of course… Bon appetit!
You can view this book and many others in our lovely Booth-Bricker Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, Monday-Friday from 9-4:30.
Today, we at Library Lagniappe want to offer you some little-known poetry.
He most likely didn’t make his living from writing, but a little bit of research implies that he might have wanted to.
Two books of poetry were published in 1914 & 1915, with publications regarding the history of St. Tammany Parish being published some 40-50 years later, in 1953 and 1963.
The only volumes we have in our collections are one book of poetry (reviewed HERE in 1920) and a sesquicentennial publication for St. Tammany Parish. Both of these are available in our Special Collections & Archives.
Here is a selection of two fall-themed poems from our copy of his Roses of Shadow; The Dream-mender; Wild pear and Maize.
Come read this and many other Monroe Library SCA poetry books, Monday-Friday 9-4:30.