Friday, February 24, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes library collection on a continual basis. Recent titles have included:

  • Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy & Art by Susan L. Aberth
  • My Life as an Explorer by Roald Amundsen
  • Well- Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer
  •  Food and Femininity by Kate Cairns and Josee Johnston
  • Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
  • Shakespeare Thinking by Philip Davis
  • Of Wilderness and Wolves by Paul L. Errington
  • Presidential Government by Benjamin Ginsberg
  • Autism in Young Adult Novels by Marilyn Irwin
  • Negroland" A Memoir by Margo Jefferson

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"Los Ambulantes Vendadores" installation

Robert Bubp, Associate Professor of Foundation, Painting, & Drawing, Wichita State University, has installed several multi-media pieces in the Everett Gallery, Hewes Library. 

The installation, featuring video projection, photographs, and paintings on metal explore Bubp's feelings as a tourist in Mexico and in Los Angeles, California where he observed the struggle in use of public space by street vendors. The exhibit is open to the public until March 24th.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Recreational Reading Titles

Several new items were recently added to the recreational reading collection, Scots Read. Find this collection on the main floor of Hewes Library.  Items check out for two weeks (with three renewals). And enjoy!

American Hookup (Lisa Wade)
Born a Crime: Stories from a South Africa Childhood (Trevor Noah)
Butter: A Rich History (Elaine Khosrova)
Doctorow: Collected Stories (E. L. Doctorow)
Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality (James Kwak)
George Lucas: A Life (Brian Jay Jones)
Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
Ice Beneath Her (Camilla Grebe)
In Sunlight or in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper
Nest: A Thriller (Terry Goodkind)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Alexander Freed)
Selection Day: A Novel (Aravind Adiga)
Spider from Mars: My Life with Bowie (Woody Woodmansey)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Link Google Scholar to Library Resources

Researchers use Google Scholar for locating extremely recent research, identifying materials outside a discipline, and full-text deep discovery.  These types of searches complement subscription-based research tools provided by the library such as PsycInfo, ERIC and HeinOnline.

It is possible to link Hewes Library full text subscriptions to Google Scholar results, thus increasing full text access to resources.  The easy, three-step process is outlined on this Google Scholar research guide:

Spread the word and share with your MC colleagues and students!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Academic book reviews

updated 2/3/17

Faculty and students interested in reviews of academic publications are encouraged to explore CHOICE Reviews, accessible from the Hewes Library Databases A-Z list.

The CHOICE database provides over 600 academic book reviews per month, helping you identify quality academic materials to utilize for research, or request purchased for the library's collection. [sample book review]

Faculty are encouraged to create an account to save searches and reviews for later use.

A recently released mobile app (available for Apple and Android devices) provides links to forthcoming academic titles lists, not the actual book reviews as was originally reported in this blog.
mobile app

Friday, January 27, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library collection on a continual basis. Recent titles have included:

  • Food Matters by Holly Bauer
  • I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
  • Open City: A Novel by Teju Cole
  • Magazine Movements by Laurel Forster
  • On The Move by Filiz Garip
  • Primers of GIS by Frances Harvey
  • Participatory Culture in a Networked Era by Henry Jenkins
  • Visual Grammar by Christian Leborg
  • All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
  • Thunder and Lightening by Lauren Redness

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Linking to Library Resources in Moodle

Faculty -

It is possible to link library subscriptions within YOUR course materials (websites, Moodle, email, and shared documents in Google Drive). Tap into hundreds of databases, thousands of journals, and a treasure chest of articles and digital resources by providing direct access to your students.

Licensed library resources use a proxy prefix on all URLs and allow Monmouth College patrons 24/7 digital access to library resources from both on and off campus. By linking to library-subscribed resources, your students are made aware of these scholarly resources and the library benefits from more accurate usage statistics.


Link to a Database (like PsycInfo):
Use the links on our Databases A-Z list to harvest direct links to databases.
  • Right-mouse-click > Copy link address > Paste into your source document
  • The URL you copy/paste will automatically contain the proxy prefix.
Link to a Library Database

Link to an Article in a Database:
  • IMPORTANT: don't just copy the URL at the top of the browser; this isn't a permanent address!
  • Look instead for language like "permalink" or email the article to yourself to obtain a direct link.  
  • If the link doesn't already include our proxy prefix, paste it onto the very beginning of the URL 
    • Proxy prefix

Contact Public Services Librarian Anne Giffey ( or the Reference Desk (309-457-2301) for assistance.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

"Affinity" Art Exhibit Opens

"Affinity," an exhibit of ceramics and mixed media by Ian and Natalie Shelly, welcomes visitors to the Everett Gallery on the upper level of Hewes Library. Ian Shelly currently teaches at Western Illinois University, and Natalie is involved with the Macomb Park District Ceramics Studio.  Learn more about the Shellys and their work below.

The show will be displayed through February 10th, with a reception and gallery talk that day, 3pm-4:30pm (talk at 3:30pm).

Monday, January 16, 2017

Create a Library Account!

Did you know that you can create a library account, via the library's catalog, that provides a passport for borrowing materials from dozens of academic libraries in Illinois? It's like visiting libraries at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bradley University and Knox College, within seconds!
Here's why you should consider it:
  • See what you have checked out from Hewes Library and I-Share libraries
  • Renew items online – SO easy!
  • Borrow books (and possibly films and multimedia) from 80+ libraries in Illinois...for FREE! 

For information on how to create a library account and use I-Share, see:

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Recreational Reading Titles

Several new items were recently added to the recreational reading collection, Scots Read. Check them out for two weeks (with three renewals) and enjoy some light reading over winter break.

  • In such good company by Carol Burnett
  • Agatha Christie: Closed casket by Sophie Hannah
  • How to bake everything by Mark Bittman
  • Secret history of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
  • Chaos by Patricia Cornwell
  • Guy Fieri family food by Guy Fieri
  • Martha Stewart's vegetables by Martha Stewart
  • Catalyst by James Luceno
  • Turbo twenty-three by Janet Evanovich