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


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Caption Contest Winner

Congratulations to the caption contest winner, Cole Downey! We received a dozen entries, and his was voted by library employees to be featured on the Hewes Library website. Thanks to everyone who lent their creativity to the contest.

The photo, entitled "Police Dog, Tess," was created in 1935. It is part of the Manuscripts, Oral History & Pictures division of the State Library of New South Wales, Australia. It is pictured below with Cole's winning caption.

Police Dog, Tess. 1935, photograph.  Manuscripts, Oral History & Pictures, State Library of New South Wales,
. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Camera Exhibit

Writing with Light: An exhibit of early to mid-twentieth century cameras

If you venture over to Hewes Library this winter break, note the three exhibit cases on the main level brimming with a unique collection of antique cameras.  The cameras, dating from the turn of the century to the 1960's, are a donation of retired Monmouth College physics professor Dr. Peter Kloeppel.  

Dr. Kloeppel is a connoisseur and collector of antique cameras and obtained most, if not all, of the cameras at local Warren County auctions. This collection was donated to the Monmouth College Art Department to foster understanding of the physics, and art, of capturing an image.

Despite the differences in size, material, decade, and design, the cameras here all contain the basics: lens, shutter, and light-sensitive material allowing photographers to “write with light”. No matter your understanding of the physics of picture-making, the cameras can be appreciated as objects of beauty unto themselves. 

The exhibit will be available for viewing until early January. Thank you to Professor Brian Baugh for making this exhibit possible.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Winter Break Hours

Winter Break Library Hours (December 15, 2016 - January 15, 2017)

Einstein's Bros Bagels will remain closed until 7:30 a.m. on Monday, January 16, 2017.
Thursday - Friday December 15-16 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday December 17-18 CLOSED
Monday - Wednesday December 19-21 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday December 22 8:00 a.m. - 12noon
December 23 - January 2, 2017 CLOSED
Tuesday - Friday January 3-6 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday January 7-8 CLOSED
Monday - Friday January 9-13 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday January 14-15 CLOSED
Monday January 16 *regular hours begin* 7:30 a.m. - 12midnight

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Library Finals Hours

Hewes Library Finals Hours Fall 2016
snowy campus
Snowy campus from the 1959 Ravelings yearbook (Monmouth College)
Wednesday, December 7th - Wednesday, December 15th

WednesdayDecember 7 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Thursday - FridayDecember 8 – 97:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday December 108:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
SundayDecember 119:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Monday - TuesdayDecember 12 - 13 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
WednesdayDecember 147:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Winter Break hours begin Thursday, December 15:
Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm
Holiday closure details forthcoming.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Research Tip: Cite Right

Citation resources to help you "cite right":

1. Utilize the print citation style guides available at the Reference Desk in Hewes Library. Style guides contain examples of in-text citations, bibliographies, and how to format your final paper.

2. Library closed? Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an accessible alternative to a the MLA, APA and Chicago Manual of Style print citation guides.

3. Consult with a Hewes Librarian available Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm, 6-9pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm, Sunday 12-4:30pm, 6-9pm.

For more information on finding these citations resources, and more, visit:

Brock University Library. (2014, September 2). What is plagiarism and how to avoid it. Retrieved from

Friday, December 2, 2016

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Muted Modernists by Madawi Al - Rasheed
  • America Farm to Table by Mario Batali
  • Greeks and Greek Love by James Davidson
  • Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
  • Project Animal Farm by Sonia Farugi
  • Games: A Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt
  • Between Good and Ghetto by Nikki Jones
  • Dead Wake by Erik Larson
  • Callings by Gregg Leroy
  • Beekeeper's Daughter by Santa Montefiore

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fall Finals Hours

Hewes Library Finals Hours Fall 2016
Friday, December 2nd - Wednesday, December 15th

FridayDecember 27:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
SaturdayDecember 39:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
SundayDecember 49:00 a.m. - Midnight
Monday - WednesdayDecember 5- 7 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Thursday - FridayDecember 8 – 97:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday December 108:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
SundayDecember 119:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Monday - TuesdayDecember 12 - 13 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
WednesdayDecember 147:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Winter Break hours begin Thursday, December 15:  Monday - Friday, 8a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Holiday closure details forthcoming.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Research Tip: Save that URL

In Google, we researchers are used to cutting/pasting URLs to save for later.  In library databases, however, this is not suggested. Why? A unique session ID is attached to each database search, making the URL dynamic, rather than static. When the search window is closed, the database considers your research session over and the URL is no longer valid.

SO, savvy-researcher, look for what's called a stable URL in the database you are using. This is a safe URL that can be returned to later, emailed, bookmarked, and copied/pasted. Stable URLs may also be called "Permanent URL" or in the case of Ebsco databases, "Permalink." See the Ebsco "permalink" example below.

Ebsco databases have a small chain link icon representing a "permalink".