EXTENDED Hours for Dead Week & Finals Week

April 27, 2012 by

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Students: DEADLINES for Interlibrary Loan

April 24, 2012 by

Deadline for book requests –>Friday, April 27

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Deadline for article requests –>Wednesday, May 2

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All ILL books/media are DUE Friday, May 4!

(Deadlines apply to STUDENTS ONLY)

Easter Break Hours

April 2, 2012 by

Wednesday, April 4                                        7:30am – 5:00pm

Thursday, April 5                                            8:00am – 4:30pm

Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8                                  CLOSED

Monday, April 9                                            8:00am – midnight

Have a Blessed Easter!

Hours for Spring Break

March 6, 2012 by

New e-Reference Titles Added!

January 13, 2012 by

Ramaker has added a number of new electronic reference books to our collection:

These e-reference books are great places to start your research.  Check them first for a general overview of a topic, for key issues related to the topic, and for bibliographies of related works.

To see a more complete list of our e-reference books, visit the Reference Resources subject guide.

Resource: History in Dispute

January 9, 2012 by

When researching current issues, our NWC students have always appreciated the point-counterpoint structure of CQ Researcher and Opposing Viewpoints. That same discussion format is now available in the History in Dispute series.  This time, though, the topics are ones of historical importance, rather than contemporary ones.

History in Dispute allows you to look at differing perspectives on major historical issues. Coverage is broad, including issues from antiquity all the way through the late 20th century.  Some examples of essays are:

  • Were the Crusades Motivated Primarily by Economic Considerations?
  • Did Adolf Eichmann Receive a Fair Trial?
  • What was the Effect of Large Dams in the American West?

To use this tool, simply enter keywords for your search in the search box at the top of the page. You can also see all the titles in the series by mousing over the book covers; clicking on a specific title allows you to browse the topics covered in that volume.

Late Nights @ Ramaker Library!

December 7, 2011 by


Extended Hours for Dead Week and Finals Week!

December 1, 2011 by

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DEADLINES for Interlibrary Loan

November 29, 2011 by

The last day to request Interlibrary Loan books is

December 2.

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All Interlibrary Loan books must be returned by

December 9.

Get your camera ready!

November 28, 2011 by

This week, take a few minutes & grab a shot of your favorite study space on campus, then upload it to our Facebook page. This contest is super easy to enter, and we’re giving away some great prizes — $25 gift cards! You don’t want to miss this one.

Click here for all the details.

Thanksgiving Hours

November 21, 2011 by


Ramaker’s hours for the Thanksgiving holiday are:

Tuesday, November 22: 7:30am – 5pm
Wednesday, November 23: 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday, November 24: Closed
Friday, November 25: Closed
Saturday, November 26: Closed
Sunday, November 27: 6pm – 12am

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fresh Popcorn – Right Now!

November 18, 2011 by


We just popped some corn . . . come help yourselves!

Favorite Study Spaces Photo Contest — Enter Now!

November 16, 2011 by

Starting on Wednesday, November 16, Ramaker is hosting a Favorite Study Spaces photo contest.  It’s easy to enter:

  1. Take a photo of your favorite study / learning spot anywhere on campus.
  2. Like Ramaker Library on Facebook.
  3. Post your photo to our Facebook page by Thursday, December 8.  When you post the photo, be sure to enter the appropriate category; you may enter photos for more than 1 category.

We are awarding prizes in 3 categories:

  • Most creative
  • Most group friendly
  • Most unique spot in the library

Each category winner will receive a $25 Wal-Mart gift card.  Nice!   Have fun with this — we look forward to seeing how and where students learn.

NOTE: All images uploaded to Ramaker Library’s Facebook page become the property of Northwestern College. Photos may be used and shared as deemed appropriate by library staff.

Religion in America

November 14, 2011 by

Are you curious about religion in America?  The US Religious Landscape Survey provides answers to many questions about contemporary religious beliefs and practices.  The survey covers religious affiliations, frequency of prayer, church attendance, scripture interpretation, and more.  All the information is presented using eye-appealing graphics, and the data is easy to decipher.

The US Religious Landscape Survey is presented by The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which itself is a site worth visiting.  The Pew Forum looks closely at how religion intersects with politics and public issues, gathering its data from extensive nationwide surveys.  One feature that may particularly interest students is the section on topics; Pew reports on the various sides of current issues such as evolution and bioethics, showing how and why religion shapes citizens’ views.

Get Your Google On!

October 26, 2011 by

Everyone knows how to Google, right?  This new guide from Ramaker will show you other tricks you can do in Google, such as using it as a calculator, a dictionary, or a sports reporter.  The guide also covers some of Google’s special applications such as Google Documents and Google Sites.

Check it out at http://nwciowa.libguides.com/google.


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