Monthly Archives: October 2018

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from The Ames Library!

JSTOR makes Nobel Prize Laureate papers free until November 19th

In honor of this year’s Nobel Prize Laureates, JSTOR has made their papers free until November 19th! More below.

2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Awarded to Frances H. Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes” and to George P. Smith and Greg Winter “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.”

Directed evolution of the tryptophan synthase β-subunit for stand-alone function recapitulates allosteric activation” (Andrew R. Buller, Sabine Brinkmann-Chen, David K. Romney, Michael Herger, Javier Murciano-Calles, Frances H. Arnold, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2015)

Kinase Interaction Domain of Kinase-Associated Protein Phosphatase, a Phosphoprotein-Binding Domain” (Jia Li, George P. Smith, John C. Walker, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 1999)

Mapping Epitopes and Antigenicity by Site-Directed Masking” (Didrik Paus, Greg Winter, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2006)

2018 Nobel Prize in economic sciences

Awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for designing “methods for addressing some of our time’s most basic and pressing questions about how we create long-term sustained and sustainable economic growth.”

Mathiness in the Theory of Economic Growth” (Paul M. Romer, The American Economic Review, 2015)

The Economics of Hurricanes and Implications of Global Warming” (William D. Nordhaus, Climate Change Economics, 2010)

Economic aspects of global warming in a post-Copenhagen environment” (William D. Nordhaus, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2010)

2018 Nobel Prize in Peace

Awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their “crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, war crimes.”

Congo: No Peace Without Women” (Denis Mukwege, Journal of International Affairs, 2013)

2018 Nobel Prize in Physics

Awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland for inventions that “have revolutionized laser physics.”

Design for an Optical CW Atom Laser” (Arthur Ashkin, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2004)

Extreme Light” (Gérard A. Mourou and Donald Umstadter, Scientific American, 2002) *Note: Only available to licensed subscribers*

More Intense Shorter Pulses” (Gérard A. Mourou and Toshiki Tajima, Science, 2011) *Note: Only available to licensed subscribers*

2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.”

APE1 is dispensable for S-region cleavage but required for its repair in class switch recombination” (Jianliang Xu, Afzal Husain, Wenjun Hu, Tasuku Honjo and Maki Kobayashi, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014)

Recognition of a Ubiquitous Self Antigen by Prostate Cancer-Infiltrating CD8⁺ T Lymphocytes” (Peter A. Savage, Keith Vosseller, Chulho Kang, Kevin Larimore, Elyn Riedel, Kathleen Wojnoonski, Achim A. Jungbluth and James P. Allison, Science, 2008) *Note: Only available to licensed subscribers*




Horror Film Collection from Kanopy

George Romero’s original Night of the Living Dead (1968), Roger Corman’s The Little Shop of Horrors, Fritz Lang’s M, David Lynch’s Eraserhead–these are just some of the more than 250 psychological thrillers and horror flicks currently available through Kanopy!

If you’re feeling that Halloween mood this weekend and want to catch a classic like House on Haunted Hill or a new favorite like A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, simply log in to Kanopy through our website to browse their Horror & Thriller Collection. All IWU faculty, staff, and students have access to Kanopy’s thousands of foreign, independent, and documentary films for free.

Literary Costumes

Still searching for that perfect Halloween costume this year? Literature is a great place to turn for inspiration. The following simple costume ideas were suggested by Litographs.

Book Riot and BuzzFeed have even more incredible suggestions that won’t break the bank and are guaranteed to impress party-goers.

Have you every worn a literary costume on Halloween? If so, share it in a comment!

Black Folklore for Halloween

If you’re the type of person who likes to curl up with a creepy story around Halloween, look no further than this list from, a website founded by Shonda Rhimes. The list features several pivotal works of African-American folklore, such as Virginia Hamilton’s The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales, to get you into that Halloween mood!

“Hamilton’s expansive set of folktales is the perfect introduction to a staple of African trickster characters, slave folklore, and the tradition of oral storytelling that black Americans have long held close. Perhaps most importantly, Hamilton provides a straightforward, blunt explanation of the origin and importance of black folklore in America, noting that while you’re having fun reading these stories you must remember, “these were once a creative way for oppressed people to express their fears and hopes to one another… We must look look on the tales as a celebration of the human spirit.”

You can find The People Could FlyThe Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia C. McKissack; Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales by Virginia Hamilton; and The Annotated African American Folktales by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar right here at The Ames Library. If you need help locating them on the shelf, just drop by a librarian’s office on our first floor.




50 New Recordings Added to Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape

The Library of Congress has just added 50 new recordings to their free, open-access collection the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape. According to the Library of Congress, “The Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape was begun in 1943 by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress to record audio recordings of poets and prose writers from Spain, Portugal, Latin America, the Caribbean and from the Hispanic Community in the United States reading from their works.” The collection includes audio from authors from Angola, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. One highlight from the newly added recordings is indigenous literature.

[The Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape] also includes, for the very first time, recordings of works in indigenous languages, such as the recording of Mexican scholar Ángel María Garibay (1892-1967) who reads Aztec poetry in Nahuatl and Spanish; Mexican writer Andrés Henestrosa (1906-2008) who reads works in Zapotec, a pre-Columbian language from Oaxaca, Mexico; and poet Andrés Alencastre (1909-1984) who reads verses in Quechua, the language of the Inca Empire. Another linguistic gem included in this release is a reading by Spanish writer Unai Elorriaga (1973- ) in Basque or “Euskara,” a Pre-Indo-European language spoken in northern Spain.

The recordings include audio recordings from authors like Argentine writer Griselda Gambaro. (Image copyright Diario de Cultura.)

Head on over to the archive to listen to check out this wealth of almost 800 recordings from well-known authors like Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges, as well as new favorites like Griselda Gambaro, Beatriz Guido, and Denise Chávez.

Hispanic Heritage Film Collection on Kanopy

If you have some downtime this weekend, Kanopy has put together a collection of films in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. All of these great films, which celebrate Latinx experiences and contributions, are freely available to anyone with a current IWU netID and password. Just log in here!

Coming soon . . .

Sneak peek of our soon-to-be released library video!

New trial database: Naxos Music Library

Are you a music major? A music faculty member? Someone with a current IWU affiliation who just likes classical music?

If you answered yes to any of these, then you’ll want to want to check out our new trial of Naxos Music Library, which expires on October 31st. Naxos Music Library is described as “the worlds largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 140,700 CDs with more than 2,177,700 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.” Users can also create custom playlists and access NML using iPhone and Android apps.

If you like it enough, The Ames Library will subscribe on a more permanent basis, so be sure to leave us your feedback here or at!

Cartoonist Keith Knight Comes to Illinois Wesleyan

We know that there’s not much room in anyone’s minds right now for anything other than Homecoming, but please join us this Monday, October 8th at the Hansen Student Center (300 E Beecher St, Bloomington) from 7 PM – 8:30 PM for the rare opportunity to see cartoonist Keith Knight address the topic of racism in America. Says Prof. Dr. Peter Schneck of Osnabrück University, “Keith Knight’s slide show presentations are a poignant and stirring mixture of lecture, activist essay and stand-up comedy. Our students especially appreciated Keith’s entertaining and charismatic delivery that still never lost sight of the seriousness of his material. This show is a must-see for anyone trying to better understand race-relations, police brutality and the cultural climate for African Americans in the United States.”

For more about Keith and his role as a cartoonist provocateur, see this 2015 Washington Post article.

The event is free and open to the public, so please invite your friends!