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, http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=27929#
. 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: http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/home/citing

Brock University Library. (2014, September 2). What is plagiarism and how to avoid it. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Pmab92ghG0M


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".
 




Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thanksgiving Break Library Hours




Tuesday
November 22
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday
November 23
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday
November 24 - 26
Closed
Sunday
November 27
6:00 p.m. - Midnight

Friday, November 18, 2016

Research Tip: Scanning Materials

Need to share class notes?  Want a copy of a scientific illustration from a reference book?  Whether you need to scan images or text from books or printouts, the scanning station will do it all!

  • Scan books, photographs, or loose pages
  • Scan to format: PDF, JPG, TIFF and more
  • Save the file on a flash drive, email or upload to Google drive

The BookScan Station allows book (bound) materials to be easily and safely scanned using the flatbed scanner. A duplex page scanner allows loose page scanning from single or double sided originals.

The BookScan Station is located near the public workstation computers on the main floor of the library. If you have questions, stop by the Reference or Circulation Desks.
Flatbed scanner

Touch screen makes it easy!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ScotsRead Titles Arrive

Our popular reading collection, ScotsRead, continues to grow.  The following titles were recently added:

·       Alton Brown: Everyday Cook     
·       Fates and traitors : a novel of John Wilkes Booth - Jennifer Chiaverini
·       Field Guide to Lies -Daniel J. Levitin
·       Hag-seed : the Tempest retold  - Margaret Atwood
·       Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race - Margot Lee Shetterly
·       I am Brian Wilson : a memoir
·       Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the   Warsaw ghetto - Tilar J. Mazzeo
·       A Life Well Played - Arnold Palmer
·       My Own Words - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
·       Twelve Days of Christmas: a novel -Debbie Macomber
·       Underground Railroad: a novel - Colson Whitehead
·       Whistler - John Grisham
·       Year of Voting Dangerously - Maureen Dowd

The ScotsRead collection circulates to Monmouth College students, faculty and staff for 14 days. Locate this collection on the Hewes Library main level.





Sunday, November 13, 2016

Exhibitions Open in Everett Galleries

Two new exhibitions recently opened in the Everett Galleries in November.

In Gallery 203
Prairie plow on loan from the Warren County Historical Museum
Take a walk back in time to learn about the Wiswell-Robeson’s family farm, in operation since 1853. The exhibit features pictures and examples of farm implements, like the one pictured here.

The exhibit was made possible through alumnae Jeanne Gittings Robeson (1960) and the Warren County History Museum, Monmouth. This agricultural exhibit coincides with the Wiswell-Robeson Lecture (Monday, November 14, 7pm, Dahl Chapel). 


In Gallery 204
The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition displays 62 artworks, juried by Cheryl Meeker, features 62 student works. The show will continue until December 4th.  See a list of the artworks included in the exhibition. 

The juried student art exhibition in Gallery 204









Friday, November 4, 2016

New Items at Hewes Library

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


  • Street Farm by Michael Ableman
  • Chinese Religious Traditions by Jan Abler
  • Bogle on Mutual Funds by John C. Bogle
  • Death of Distance by Frances Cairncross
  • Magical Worlds of Harry Potter by David Colbert
  • Make Your Job a Calling by Bryan Dik
  • Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Mauier
  • Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy
  • End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  • New Guide to Skiing by Martin Heckelman

Thursday, November 3, 2016

New Resource: Accessible Archives is a treasure trove of American history


The newest resource on the Hewes Library website, Accessible Archives, provides digitized resources from 18th-19th century United States publications, colonial times through the end of the 19th century.

"Developed by dedicated instructors and students of American history, our databases contain the rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books.
Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are available in a user-friendly online environment."

In addition to American history, the collections provide support in women’s studies, American literature, theater and early American music. 

See the collection and coverage list and satisfy your curiosity by doing a few searches yourself!


Article written by members of the Toledo Woman Suffrage Association, 1876.

Williams. S. L.,  Angier, J. P., Fray, E. S., & Barker, M. J. (1876, April). Twenty millions of American citizens are denied all representation. The National Citizen and Ballot Box , p. 1.



Monday, October 31, 2016

Research Tip: Renewing library materials

If you have checked a book out from Hewes Library or an I-Share institution, don't forget to RENEW your materials before the due date.  To renew simply, log in to your library account on the library homepage and select the titles that you would like to renew.


Read more about the features of your library account, and don't hesitate ask for assistance at the circulation or reference desk.

Monday, October 10, 2016

New Items at Hewes Library

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


  • Street Farm by Michael Ableman
  • Economics of the Welfare State by Nicholas Barr
  • What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz
  • Magnificent Obsession by Lloyd C. Douglas
  • Yellow Wallpaper by Dale Bauer
  • Types of Shape by John Hollander
  • American by Henry James
  • 800 Years of Women's Letters by Olga Kenyon
  • Marketing Management by Philip Kotler
  • Light Scott Palmer

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Library Fall Break Hours


Hewes Library will have shortened hours during Fall Break (2016), which begins after exams on Wednesday, October 12th.   

*exam day* Wednesday, October 12th (7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Thursday, October 13th (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Friday, October 14th (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Saturday, October 15th CLOSED
Sunday, October 16th (6 p.m. - Midnight)

Regular library hours will resume on Monday, October 17th.






Monday, October 3, 2016

"Experimentation" exhibit by Brian Baugh to open

"Experimentation," a new exhibit by Brian Baugh, Associate Professor of Art at Monmouth College, has opened in Gallery 204 (upper level of Hewes Library).

by Brian Baugh

by Brian Baugh
 A reception will be held on Friday, October 21st from 3-4:30pm, with an artist's talk at 3:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

The show will continue through October 28, 2016.
by Brian Baugh

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Campaign Button Display

Hewes Library is pleased to display a fine collection of presidential campaign buttons courtesy of Monmouth alum and trustee Brad Nahrstadt ('89). The buttons, a complete collection for major candidates who received electoral votes since 1896, will be on display in the Hewes Library through the election this fall.

1964 Barry Goldwater supporter (left) and anti-Goldwater (right)

2008 anti-McCain (left) and John McCain supporter (right)

Learn more about the collection by attending Nahrstadt's talk at 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 30th in the Hewes Library Barnes Electronic Classroom (lower level). The talk is free an open to the public.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Current Displays @ the Library


homecoming artifacts on display
Sweater and 1946 homecoming program
We're celebrating Homecoming and National Banned Books week at Hewes Library, September 25 - October 2nd.

"Scots On Broadway" is the theme for the 2016 Monmouth College Homecoming, and several artifacts are on display near the west entrance including programs from homecomings past, a letter jacket, and a wool MC band blanket.

Scotty, our library mascott, is also dressed for the occasion as Alexander HAMilton, from the hit just off (East) Broadway musical "Hamilton". Come by for a smile (or take a selfie!)
scotty as hamilton
Scotty as "HAMilton"
In the east entrance, display cases showcase books that have been challenged or banned, according to the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom. “The First Amendment guarantees that each of us has the right to express our views, including opinions about particular books. At the same time, the First Amendment also ensures that none of us has the right to control or limit another person’s ability to read or access information.” (source: Robert P. Doyle, Freedom to Read Foundation) These books are available to READ, so check them out!

banned books display
Banned books display

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Participate in Monmouth Culture Stroll 9/23

The Monmouth Culture Club hosts its first ever Monmouth Culture Stroll on Friday, September 23 from 2-7pm. Complete a "passport" and you're entered to win the prize package shown!


prize
Culture Stroll prize package

These six locations are participating:
Warren County History Museum: 2-7pm; behind-the-scenes tours and the showing of a documentary on the museum.

Buchanan Center for the Arts: 2-6:30pm; sneak peak of an upcoming exhibit that will be in the middle of installation, along with refreshments.

Warren County Public Library: 2-5pm; scavenger hunt in the library, along with refreshments.

Hewes Library at Monmouth College: 2-5pm; tours of the archives, library, Shields Collection, and archaeology lab.

The Stewart House: 2-7pm; tours of the house, a Victorian style tea, and croquet on the front lawn.

Holt House: 2-7pm; tours of the house along with informative discussion

Monday, September 19, 2016

Create a Library Account - It's Easy!

Your Monmouth College ID card is your library card and gives you access to the Hewes Library circulating collections. However, if you create a Library Account online, you have these benefits:

  • Renew library materials online
  • Check due dates
  • Request materials via I-Share (a group of 80+ other Illinois academic libraries!)

To create your Hewes Library Account, please follow the steps outlined below.

  • Visit the Create New Account page on the Login Screen of the Hewes Library Catalog.
  • Enter your personal information:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Monmouth College Email Address
    • Desired Username: We recommend using your Monmouth College Network ID.
    • Password: We recommend using your Monmouth College Network Password.
    • Borrower ID: This is your 7-digit barcode number located on your Monmouth College ID Card.
    • Last Name on your Library Account
    • I-Share Library that you are affiliated with: Monmouth College
Once you have created your account, you will be able to view your personal information, including which items are checked out on your library account or you can renew items online.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ScotsRead Titles Added

Our popular reading collection, ScotsRead, continues to grow.  The following titles were recently added:

  • Mannings - by Lars Anderson
  • Heroes of the Fontier - by Dave Eggers
  • Pablo Escobar: My Father - by Juan Pablo Escobar
  • Zika - by Donald McNeil
  • To the Bright Edge of the World - by Eowyn Ivey
  • Arrowood: A Novel - by Laura McHugh
  • The Swarm - by Orson Scott Card
  • Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo - by Amy Schumer
  • Rushing Water - by Danielle Steel
  • Liar's Key - by Carla Neggers
  • High Stakes - by George R.R. Martin
  • American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst - by Jeffrey Toobin
The ScotsRead collection circulates to Monmouth College students, faculty and staff for 14 days. Locate this collection on the Hewes Library main level.

American heiress the swarmto the bright edge of the world


Monday, September 12, 2016

Resource Spotlight: CQ Researcher, a research and brainstorming tool

CQ Researcher provides in-depth, themed reports of current topics, written and researched by experienced journalists. Students may employ the reports for well-rounded background information, utilize the extensive bibliographies, and appreciate the "hot topics" feature for brainstorming.

The searchable database covers reports written 1991 to the present. Sample reports include:

Friday, September 9, 2016

New Items At Hewes Library

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


  • Grammar of Names by John M. Anderson
  • Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  • Walk in the Sun by Harry Brown
  • Maya by Michael D. Coe
  • Suburban Dreams by Greg Dickinson
  • Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
  • Designing Design by Kenya Hara
  • How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff
  • Ethical Life by Webb Keane
  • City: A World History by Andrew Lees

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

New Faces in the Library

Anne Giffey
We are delighted to welcome Anne Giffey to the Hewes Library Staff as our Public Services Librarian. Anne comes to us after serving for eighteen years as Assistant Librarian for Public Services, Seymour Library, Knox College. Anne received her BS in English Literature from Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, and her Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  







Trace Purlee
Also, we are pleased to welcome Tracey (“Trace”) Purlee to Hewes Library as our part-time Evening & Weekend Supervisor. Trace received her B.A. in English from Knox College and her Masters (M.A.) in English from Western Illinois University. Prior to her recent return to Illinois she worked in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as an instructor in English Composition, Learning Resource Center assistant and tutor at ITT Technical Institute and Brookline College, as well as an Outreach Services Representative for Oxford House, Inc. Also, Tracey worked at Carl Sandburg College for over 10 years (1990-2001) where she served as an instructor, as well as the editor of Phizzog, the Carl Sandburg College literary magazine.




The next time you are in the library, please stop by and welcome Trace and Anne to Monmouth College!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Resource Spotlight: Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Arabic, Italian, English and over 60 more!

Mango Languages features:
  • 24/7 Access to language resources
  • iPhone and Android apps (login to website for password)
  • Interactive learning modules
  • Native speaker examples
  • Pronunciation recording and comparison
  • Culture and grammar notes
  • And it's fun!




Monday, August 29, 2016

Everett Galleries 2016-17 Schedule



Mark your calendars! You won't want to miss any of the 2016-2017 exhibitions in the Hewes Library Everett Galleries.

The exhibition season has started with a fantastic show, "Method & Memory" featuring Monmouth faculty Stephanie J. Baugh and Eliza Au, and includes alum Jessica Bingham ‘12. This current show runs through September 16th.

Method and Memory gallery show

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Research Tip: Course Reserves

What are they? Where are they? 

Course Reserves are library materials that check out for two hours and can only be used within the library building. They are available at the Circulation Desk and you'll need your Monmouth College ID card to check out materials.

How can I find them? Does my professor have any course reserves?

You can find course reserves using the syllabus provided to you by your professors, or you can view the Searchable Course Reserves List in the Hewes Library Catalog. You can search by class, professor, or department.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Orientation Week Library Hours

Hewes Library will be open the following hours during Orientation Week/end, Monday, August 15th through Monday, August 22nd.  Regular term hours can be found on our website: http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/home/hours

Orientation Week 2016 (August 15th-22nd)
Monday, August 15th - Friday, August 19th  (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Saturday, August 20th  (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday, August 21st  (Closed)
Monday, August 22nd  (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
*Regular term hours begin Tuesday, August 23rd (first day of classes)  


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Resource Spotlight: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection


The newest online collection accessible via the Hewes Library websiteAmerican Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection, "provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912."

Researchers may view scanned images from periodicals published from the Colonial Era through the Civil War/Reconstruction, all fully keyword searchable via the familiar EBSCO interface.

This resource provides Monmouth College researchers primary sources "rich content detailing American history and culture" in areas such as advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, religious history, and culture and the arts.

Below: a sample advertisement from the Guardian: Devoted To The Cause Of Female Education On Christian Principles (1842).
The Columbia Female Institute. (1842 January). Guardian: Devoted To The Cause Of Female Education On Christian Principles, 2(1), 16. Retrieved from American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3, EBSCOhost.


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

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Summer Hours

Hewes Library begins Summer Hours today.  The library is open Mondays through Fridays from 8am until 4:30pm daily.  Hewes will be closed to observe Memorial Day (May 30) & Fourth of July (July 4).

Monday, May 9, 2016

More ScotsRead Titles added to the Collection

ScotsRead titles continue to arrive.  Now that classes are wrapping up, consider checking out one of these for some light summer reading:
  • Sleep Evolution by Arianna Huffington
  • Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  • Lust and Wonder by Augusten Burroughs
  • Glory Over Everthing by Kathleen Grissom
  • Obsession by Nora Roberts
  • Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan
  • Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline
All ScotsRead titles are available on the main floor next to the study tables.  

Friday, May 6, 2016

Journal of the Month: Communication Arts

Published by Coyne & Blanchard, Inc. six times per year, Communication Arts is a bimonthly magazine which Hewes Library subscribes to in print only, with issues dating back to 2007.

Communication Arts prides itself on being the go-to magazine for design, advertising, illustration, photography, interactive media, and typography.  It is the largest international trade journal of visual communications, and has been in publication since 1959.  Among a number of innovations, it was the first U.S. magazine printed by offset lithography and the first major design publication to launch a web presence.

The magazine hosts six creative competitions per year in graphic design, advertising, photography, illustration, typography, and interactive media.  They also host two websites: www.commarts.com and www.creativehotlist.com.  The publishers have established a foundation to increase diversity in visual communications.  The Foundation currently funds seventeen programs managed by educational institutions and non-profit trade organizations that help economically disadvantaged high school students develop portfolios to qualify for art school and provide college scholarships

See more on the Main Level of Hewes Library in the Current Periodicals section. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Google+.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Finals Hours, Spring 2016

The full schedule of extended hours is below for Finals:

Finals Week, Spring 2016




  • Wednesday, May 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.
Good luck on all of your exams and final projects!

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.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Research Tip: Stable URLs - Getting back to the article you found

Have you ever been interrupted while researching and copied the search URL in an email with the intent to return to your search at a later time? If so, you have learned that in most cases, it does not work when you return to it.

Why? Each time you start a session in one of the library's databases, a unique session ID is attached to that search. When the window is closed, the database considers your research session over and the URL is no longer valid.


The fix: enter stable URLs. A stable URL is a short URL listed somewhere in the record for the article or periodical that you are interested in. It can also be called a permanent URL or a Permalink. If you bookmark, save, or copy a stable URL, you will be able to directly return to the article you selected. Look for stable and permanent URLs in our library's databases.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Return to Regular Hours

Hewes Library and Einstein Brothers Bagels have returned to regular hours.  We hope that everyone had a wonderful spring break!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Database of the Month: Music Online

From Alexander Street Press, Music Online is our featured Database of the Month.  Music Online is a multi-disciplinary database that features video, sound, and audio collections.  Currently, the database contains over 660,000 albums and over 8.8 million tracks which are searchable by keyword, performer, or ensemble or browse-able by collection or subject area.


The user friend search interface allows researchers the ability to refine results as they find them with such specifics as the date a piece of music was recorded or a particular conductor.  To help researchers manage the content they discover, Music Online allows for the creation of an account where you can create, share, and manage playlists within the platform.  

Find Music 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.