Friday, January 11, 2019

Welcome Back Hours

Welcome Back!

Hewes Library hours this weekend:
Friday, January 11:  8am-4:30pm
Saturday, January 12: Closed
Sunday, January 13: Closed
Monday, January 14: 7:30am - 12midnight

JSTOR: Journals & Books

JSTOR, a Hewes Library database, has become synonymous with "full text" for many researchers. And it is!  While the database searches cover-to-cover scans of select scholarly journals, also included are over 40,000 scholarly ebook titles in full text, adding depth and breadth to your research.

Both collections are searched automatically in the default search, so need to change any settings or learn new tricks, but be sure to contact the Reference desk ( if you do require assistance (quick guide for more information).

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Libraries Share with Us! Learn more

Looking for research materials? If you aren't able to locate what you need in the Hewes Library catalog, consider borrowing from I-Share.   

What is I-Share?
Monmouth College's Hewes Library participates in a sharing alliance of 90+ Illinois libraries. Monmouth College affiliates (students, faculty, staff) may borrow materials, for free, from I-Share institutions via their library account. The I-Share database contains over 12 million unique bibliographic records and nearly 38 million item records. This enormous consortial collection, combined with IShare’s resource sharing services, provides ready access to a collection that ranks among the world’s greatest research libraries. 
Learn more how to use I-Share and Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) on our website:

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Trial Database: Interactive Human Anatomy

Explore Science from Every Angle!
Hewes Library is offering a new anatomy resource on a trial basis until February 6, 2019.
Human anatomy is known to be a challenging subject to master and teach, but traditional resources and lab materials are often limited, making it difficult for students to comprehend essential concepts. Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy is an innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research. These powerful tools can be used for in-classroom demonstrations or help with homework and research assignments.

Students can access a flexible and robust learning experience with Gale Interactive, allowing them to
  • delve deep into concepts with tools to zoom, rotate, and explore models.
  • experience guided interactive lessons aligned with course curriculum.
  • view relevant reference content from Gale for further study and research.
  • use self-assessments to ensure concept comprehension.
  • access resources on their computer at any time through multiple web browsers.

Monmouth College students, faculty and staff may use this resource on and off campus using this link:

Learn more:

Friday, January 4, 2019

New Recreational Reading

Peruse the following NEW Scots Read on the main floor of Hewes Library!

Becoming by Michelle Obama

There There:  A Novel by Tommy Orange

Green: A Novel by Sam Graham-Felson

Elevation: A Novel  by Stephen King

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Great Believers: A Novel  by Rebecca Makkai

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches From the Border by Francisci Cantu

Shell Game by Sara Paretsky

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and The Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy

Mary B: The Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice by Katherine Chen

Dragon's Code by Gigi McCaffrey

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Times (London) Digital Archive gets a facelift

The Times (London) Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of the Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century news coverage, with every page of every issue from 1785 to 2012 (6 year embargo).

This historical newspaper archive allows researchers an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper, in fact the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication!

This interface has recently transformed (see image below) for a more streamlined general and advanced search. Consider this database as a primary resource complement to social, political and cultural history courses.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Winter Break Hours

Hewes Library will be open during winter break Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm beginning Thursday, December 13th, closed on weekends and December 24 – January 1.

Regular hours resume when classes begin, Monday, January 14th, 2019.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Access Popular Periodicals Remotely via Flipster

What's the next best thing to visiting Hewes Library and perusing a popular periodical? Accessing digital magazines via Flipster!

Flipster is a digital platform available via web browser and Android / iOS app. 

Eight titles currently available: 
American Scientist, Bloomberg Business, Discover, France-Amerique, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, and Time

How do I access Flipster?  

  • Android or iOS device:  see "Flipster Digital Magazines" in the app store.
    • To initialize the Flipster app for the first time:  1) You must be on campus with a networked computer OR on the campus wifi  2) Download and open the app  3) Allow Flipster to access your location, OR manually search for Monmouth College  4) Select Monmouth College from the list of libraries and tap "Log in"

  • Personal Computer (web browser)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Return/Renew Materials

Here are some tips before you leave for winter break:

1. Return library materials 24/7 with the exterior bookdrop on the west-side exit of Hewes Library. You'll see the little metal bookdrop door in the brick wall just outside the door.

2. Check your library account to make sure everything has been returned. To do so, login to your library account, click "Checked Out Items" for a list.

3.  Renew library materials, both Monmouth and I-Share, via your library account
Photo courtesy SMU Libraries Digital Collections via Flickr Commons.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Collaborations: New Art

Collaborations is now open in the Len G. Everett Gallery in Hewes Library, comprised of final projects from art majors and minors in the Contemporary Art course.

The students' final project was to research an artist and engage in a “collaboration” with that artist to create a new work of art. This year, Brian Baugh, who teaches the course, invited the art faculty to complete this project too.

A cookies and coffee reception will be held on Monday, December 10th from 3:00-4:30.
Please stop by as a break from finals and grading, have a cookie, and enjoy the art.