Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New ScotsRead Titles

Several new ScotsRead titles recently arrived, including:

  • The beekeeper's daughter by Santa Montefiore
  • The angel court affair: a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel by Anne Perry
  • The dream lover: a novel by Elizabeth Berg
  • Very good lives: the fringe benefits of failure and the importance of imagination by J.K. Rowling
  • The world before us: a novel by Aislinn Hunter
  • The Cavendon women by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Find them on the Main Level near the study tables.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Don't Forget: Renew Your Library Materials

It's a busy time of the semester with the end of classes and finals approaching!  Don't forgot to renew your library materials to avoid late fines.

To renew items that you have checked out, please visit your account - which is accessible from the Hewes Library Catalog - to login and renew materials.  If you have any interlibrary loans that you requested via your ILLiad Account, don't worry - you can renew those items online in your ILLiad Account by selecting the transaction number if you need to keep resources a little longer.

If you have questions or problems, please call the library's circulation desk at 309-457-2190.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Periodical of the Month: Mix

Published by NewBay Media LLC, Mix is a monthly magazine which the Hewes Library subscribes to in print and online.

Distributed in ninety-four countries, Mix has focused on being, “the world’s leading magazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry.”  Filled with current industry news, up-and-coming artists, and insider tips ‘n tricks, Mix is a must-read for all music and theatre students and connoisseurs.

Fun features of the print and online magazine include a monthly Tour Profile, New Products with reviews and Techtalk.  The website includes editor and user blogs and links to their Twitter and Facebook pages.

A star feature of the site is access to the Mix Master Directory Online, the most comprehensive listing of professional audio producers, engineers, facilities, manufacturers and business services. With more than 35 years of research and data acquisition, the MMD is a one-stop resource for essential industry contacts. An interactive app for all of their publications is available for iPhone and Android devices.

See more at: www.mixonline.com or on the Main Level of Hewes Library in the Current Periodicals section.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Senior Student Art Exhibitions: Group A

Group A of the Senior Student Art Exhibitions opened in Gallery 204 this week.  The opening reception is tomorrow, Saturday, April 11 at 1pm.  Group A's artwork will be on display until April 21.  Group B will open their work on April 27.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Database of the Month: SPORTDiscus

For sports and sports medicine journals, Hewes Library recommends SPORTDiscus provided to us by EBSCO.  The database includes content from over 660 journals as well as books, conference proceedings,  magazines, and more.  A full text database with content from the 1970s to present, SPORTDiscus is an excellent tool for those students in kinesiology, health sciences, and life sciences. content covers the following topics:
  • Clinical specialties such as orthopedics
  • Coaching and education
  • Consumer health
  • Exercise science and fitness
  • Health education
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Physical education
  • Physical therapy
  • Sports sciences
SPORTDiscus can be found 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 6, 2015

Senior Student Art Exhibitions

The Senior Student Art Exhibitions will run April 7, 2015 - May 6, 2015.  Student work will be broken into two groups for exhibition.  Group A will run April 7 – 21 with their Reception Saturday, April 11 at 1:00pm and Group B will run April 27 – May 11 with their Reception Sunday, May 3 at 12:00pm.  Both groups will have their artwork on display in Gallery 204 on the Upper Level of Hewes Library.  The galleries are open the entire time that the library is open.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Library Hours over Easter Break

Hewes Library will have abbreviated hours over Easter Break, April 2 - April 6, 2015.  The library will be open:

  • Thursday, April 2: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday, April 3 - 5: Closed
  • Monday,  April 6: 8:00 a.m. - midnight
Hewes Library and Einstein Brothers Bagels will return to regular hours on Tuesday, April 7. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

New ScotsRead Titles Added

The following ScotsRead titles have just been added to the collection.  Stop by the main floor of the library to check out:
  • A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Endangered by C.J. Box
  • Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner
  • Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
  • Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule: a novel by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Sisters of Shiloh by Kathy Hepinstall
  • NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson

Friday, March 27, 2015

New Items at Hewes Library

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


  • It's What I Do by Lynsey Addario
  • El Deafo by CeCe Bell
  • Drown by Junot Diaz
  • 999: A History of Chicago at Ten Stories by Richard B. Frizdale
  • Psychology of Screenwriting by Jason Lee
  • Hate Crime in the Media by Victoria Muro
  • Question of Sex by Kristan Poirot
  • Creating a Learning Society by Joseph E. Stiglitz & Bruce Greenwald
  • Blogging: How our Private Thoughts Went Public by Kristin Roeschenthaler  Wolfe
  • Archaeology in Practice edited by Jane Balme & Alistair Paterson

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Search Databases by Subject

The Databases: Find Articles list on the library's website can look overwhelming with all of the choice available.  However, if you are unsure which would be the best to start looking for information on your topic, you can always try the Search Databases by Subject list which breaks our database collection down into broad discipline areas to help you focus your research.  The topic areas are:
  • Arts & Humanities: Art, Communication, Language, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy & Religion
  • Biography
  • Business & Economics
  • Dictionaries & Encyclopedias: Reference
  • Education
  • General Research
  • Government & Political Science
  • Life Sciences, including Sport & Physical Education
  • News & Current Events
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences: Anthropology, History, Psychology & Sociology
  • Statistical Information