Friday, January 29, 2016

New items at Hewes Library

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


  • If I Could Write This Fire by Michelle Cliff
  • Sentimental Education of the Novel by Margaret Cohen
  • Romance by Barbara Fuchs
  • Stolen Legacy by George G.M. James
  • Antinomies of Realism by Frederic Jameson
  • New maladies of the Soul by Julia Kristeva
  • Replenishing the Earth by Wangari Maathai
  • Blank Darkness by Christopher L. Miller
  • Lives of the Novel: A History by Thomas G. Pavel
  • Doll by Boleslaw Prus

Friday, January 8, 2016

Journal of the Month: Poetry

Published by the Poetry Foundation eleven times per year, Poetry is a monthly poetry journal which Hewes Library subscribes to in print and online; back issues of the journal are available from 1913 to the present.  The Poetry Foundation is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

Poetry was founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912 and is the oldest monthly journal devoted to verse.  The journal established its reputation early by publishing the first important poems of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, and others.  Through their website, many events, digital programs, awards and recognitions are available to support and encourage poets.  The Poetry Foundation Library is the Midwest’s only library dedicated exclusively to poetry and visitors may browse their collection of 30,000 volumes, audio and video recordings, or various exhibits.

See more at: www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine or on the Main Level of Hewes Library in the main Periodicals section. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or download the free Poetry mobile app.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Database of the Month: MEDLINE Plus

The database of the month for January is MEDLINE Plus.  Since MEDLINE Plus is provided by the US National Library of Medicine, it is available freely on the web and a subscription is not required.  With journal coverage since 1965, the database indexes over 3,500 international medical journals.

Dymanic content is also available and divided into 4 major sections:

  • Health Topics: Body Location/Systems, Disorders and Conditions, Diagnosis and Therapy, Demographic, Groups Health and Wellness
  • Drugs, Herbs, and Supplments: Containing information on prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines which includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more.
  • Videos and Tools: Features information videos, interactive games, and more.
  • Medical Encyclopedia: Containing short articles on everything from conditions to product definitions.
Find MEDLINE Plus on the library's Databases: Find Articles page.  

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New ScotsRead Titles

New ScotsRead titles include:
  • Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson
  • Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
  • Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
  • Timeless Beauty by Christie brinkley
  • Wheat Belly 10 day grain detox by William Davis
  • Muralist, A novel by B. A. Shapiro
  • Magic strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
  • Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  • Bohemian Gospel: A Novel by Dana Chamblee Carpenter

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hours: Winter Break 2015-2016

The library will be on break hours starting today, Thursday, December 17, when it will be open Monday - Friday from 8am until 4:30pm.

Hewes Library, and the rest of the Monmouth College campus, will be closed for Christmas Break: December 24, 2015 through January 3, 2016.

Hewes Library will begin its regular semester hours again on Monday, January 11, 2016 when classes begin for second semester.  You can view the full hours schedule online.

Monday, December 14, 2015

ScotsRead Collection - Check one out for break!


New titles are constantly arriving!  Don't forget to check a ScotsRead title out for Winter Break for some recreational reading.  Keep your eye on the blog for lists of new titles.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Take a Study Break in the Main Lobby


If you are in need of a study break, stop by the Main Floor Lobby.  There are coloring books, puzzles, sudoku, Mad Libs, crosswords and more. Relax for a few minutes with a candy cane before returning to your studies.  Good luck on finals!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

New Items at Hewes Library

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


  • Corporate Social Irresponsibility by Paula Alexander
  • From mainframes to Smartphones by Martin Campbell-Kelly 
  • Everyone is African by Daniel J. Fairbanks
  • Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing
  • She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
  • Understanding Evolution by Kostas Kampourakis
  • Friendships in the Classical World by David Konstan
  • Great Tapestry of Scotland by Alistair Moffat
  • Lalla Rookh by Thomas Moore
  • Sowing Change by Adriana Premat

ScotsRead Titles

The following new books were added in the last few weeks.  Stop by and check one out:
  • Never Broken by Jewel
  • Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling
  • Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz
  • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights by Salaman Rushdie
  • Sweet Caress by William Boyd
  • Once In A Great City by David Maraniss
  • Yes, My Accent is Real by Kunal Nayyar
  • Mycroft Holmes: A novel by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anna Waterhouse
  • In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
  • Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas
  • Black Flags by Joby Warrick
  • Brief Candle in the Dark by Richard Dawkins
  • See me by Nicholas Sparks
  • Bream gives me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg
  • Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young
  • Tough as they Come by Travis Mills

Monday, December 7, 2015

Finals Hours, Fall 2015

Good luck on your final papers, projects, and exams of the semester.  Hewes Library has extended hours during Finals Week.  The full schedule is below:
  • Monday - Wednesday, December 7- 9: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
  • Thursday - Friday, December 10 - 11: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, December 12 -13: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, December 14 - 15: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 16: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The library will be on break hours starting, Thursday, December 17, when it will be open Monday - Friday from 8am until 4:30pm.  Hewes Library, and the rest of the Monmouth College campus, will be closed for Christmas Break: December 24, 2015 through January 3, 2016.