Friday, April 29, 2016

Pre-Finals extended hours begin tonight!

Hewes Library is open extra hours to allow students more time to study as the semester closes.  We are open late tonight and tomorrow and we open early on Sunday.  The full schedule of extended hours is below and can be viewed online:

Pre-Finals & Finals Week, Spring 2016 (April 29 - May 11)




  • Friday, April 29: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1: 9:00 a.m. - Midnight
  • Monday - Wednesday, May 2 - 4: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
  • Thursday - Friday, May 5 - 6: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, May 7 - 8: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, May 9 -10: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 11: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Senior Art Exhibition

There are still a few days to stop by Gallery 204 and visit the graduating Senior Art Exhibition.  The exhibition runs through Saturday, April 30 and features the work of Alex Dupont, Daphne Nelson, Bailey Roberts, and Samantha Schmitz.  The closing reception will be this Saturday, April 30 from 3-5pm in Gallery 204.

Monday, April 25, 2016

New Items at Hewes Library

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


  • New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
  • Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists by Jean H. Baker
  • Daisy Turner's Kin by Jane C. Beck
  • Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
  • Theme is Freedom by M. Stanton Evans
  • Cows, Pigs, Wars & Witches by Marvin Harris
  • Scottish Enlightenment by Arthur Herman
  • Arts Awareness by Patricia Hoy
  • Sea Mark by  Russell M. Lawson
  • Hold Still by Sally Mann

Pre-Finals Extended Library Hours begin Friday!

Hewes Library will begin extended hours this Friday, April 29 as the semester ends and finals approach.  We will be open later on Friday and Saturday and early on Sunday this weekend.

The full schedule of extended hours is below and can be viewed online:

Pre-Finals & Finals Week, Spring 2016 (April 29 - May 11)

  • Friday, April 29: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1: 9:00 a.m. - Midnight
  • Monday - Wednesday, May 2 - 4: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
  • Thursday - Friday, May 5 - 6: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, May 7 - 8: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, May 9 -10: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 11: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Summer hours begin on Thursday, May 12 when the library is open from 8am until 4:30pm, Mondays through Fridays.  

Friday, April 22, 2016

New ScotsRead Titles

Our popular reading collection's content continues to grow.  The following titles were recently added:

  • Girls Guide to Moving on by Debbie Macomber
  • Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
  • Leonard by William Shatner
  • Total Package by Stephanie Evanovich
  • Passenger by Lisa Lutz
  • Property of  a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel
  • At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
  • Treachery at Lancaster Gate by Anne Perry
  • Fool me Once by Harlan Coben

Find the books on the main level next to the study tables.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Database of the Month: Literature Online (LION)

Provided by ProQuest, Literature Online (LION) is a library database that focuses on the study of literature and English.  The publisher describes it as:
"It is a fully integrated service that combines the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. Literature Online’s collection of accurate poetry, prose and drama is relied upon by researchers around the world on a daily basis and the essential criticism and reference resources, including an ever-growing library of full-text journals and author biographies, helps keep you up to date on the latest research into every aspect of literary and linguistic study." - ProQuest
Also of note, Literature Online contains the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, or what is known as the ABELL Index.  ABELL contains over 880,000 citations for books, articles and reviews in the field of English studies and covers from 1920 to the present day.  Literature Online maintains a Complete Contents page, allowing researchers to view the database's contents or delve deeper into a single resource.

Find Literature Online on the library's Databases: Find Articles page.

Access to library databases is limited to the current students, staff, and faculty of Monmouth College.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Crunch Time: use library databases for your papers and projects

As we near the end of the semester, many of you will be thinking about your final papers and projects.  If you are looking for quality, peer-reviewed articles look no further than a library database.  Here's why you should take a look at them:

What is a library database?

A database is a collection of citations, indexes, and/or full text for articles that originally appeared in journals, magazines, or newspapers.  A database gathers all of this information into a single, searchable collection.

How do databases differ from library catalogs?

Databases differ from catalogs. A catalog indexes books, DVDs, AV materials, music, and more so you can locate a record and then locate the item. Catalogs do not have full text articles, while many library databases do.  Think about it this way: If you wanted to find Time Magazine you would use a catalog, but to find the individual articles that appeared in Time Magazine, you would use a library database.

Why should I use a library database?

Searching a library database is different than searching the web.  While both provide information that is searchable, a library database contains expert selected and curated information that is not freely available on the web.  Libraries pay to access this content and which allows users to research using content that is managed and more reliable in many cases than information freely available on the web.  

You can find access to all of the Hewes Library's databases on the Databases: Find Articles section of the library's website.  We have a lot to choose from and the list can be a little intimidating at first, but don't worry!  You can always view the Databases by Subject, which will help to sort them by major subject area and help you focus your research.  

Access to library databases is limited to the current students, staff, and faculty of Monmouth College.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Journal of the Month: Allrecipes

Published by the Meredith Corporation, Inc. six times per year, Allrecipes is a bimonthly magazine which Hewes Library subscribes to in print only.

Allrecipes is the largest online food community to date, with over 40 million home cooks.  The website was started 18 years ago when Tim Hunt, a University of Washington anthropology graduate student, thought the internet would be a great place for cooks to exchange recipes.
 
Regular columns include Reader-Tested Tools, Classics, World’s Fare and Cooking School.  There is also a handy recipe index that lists all recipes included in the issue, broken down by subjects such as appetizers, sides, breakfast and dessert.

See more at: www.allrecipes.com or on the Main Level of Hewes Library in the Popular Periodicals section. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  They also have a YouTube channel. You can also download the free mobile app.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Research Tip: Renewing your library materials

If you have checked a book out from us or another I-Share school, don't forget to renew your materials if you are going to continue using them.  To renew simply, log in to your Library Account on the Homepage and select the titles that you would like to renew.


Want to learn more about your Library User Accounts? Each Monmouth College students, staff, or faculty member has two Hewes Library accounts.
  1. Library / I-Share Account: Allows patrons to renew items currently checked out and to place requests for books through the I-Share Catalog. You can also maintain a list of favorites in the system.
  2. ILLiad Account: Allows patrons to place interlibrary loan requests for articles and print materials that are not available in the I-Share catalog. Electronically received interlibrary loans requests can also be retrieved in a patron's ILLiad account.
Learn more about the differences between the two accounts and how to locate your username and passwords for each account.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter Break 2016 Hours

Hewes Library will have shortened hours during Easter Break, March 24-28, 2016.  Einstein Brothers Bagels will also be closed over the Easter weekend.  The library will be open:

  • Thursday, March 24: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday, March 25 - 27: Closed
  • Monday, March 28: 8:00 a.m. - midnight
Normal hours resume on Tuesday, March 29.