Monday, May 21, 2018

Oxford Classical Dictionary - Online

Hewes Library is pleased to now access the Oxford Classical Dictionary Online (4th edition) as part of Oxford Reference Online. This resource is now available in both print and online for maximum availability to Monmouth College researchers.

Access to the Oxford Classical Dictionary is provided through the Classics Research Guide as well as Oxford Reference Online.

"Unrivalled in scope for over sixty years, this established reference work has been thoroughly updated for this edition to reflect modern scholarship. Written by distinguished scholars from around the world, it covers all aspects of the classical world from literature and history to religion, science, and archaeology.

As well as providing factual information, the Dictionary contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, gender, and ecology. Anthropology and reception have been added as new subject areas, covering topics such as creolization and kinship, as well as dance reception and translation.

The most authoritative and accessible dictionary of its kind, this is an essential reference for both scholars and non-specialists with an interest in the classical era."

Friday, May 18, 2018

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • When the Sick Rule the World by Dodie Bellamy
  • Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H.W. Brands
  • Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack E. Davis
  • Israel/Palestine by Alan Dowty
  • All Around Us by Xelena Gonzales
  • War and Turpentine: A Novel by Stefan Hertmans
  • Six Drawing Lessons by William Kentridge
  • Fixer by Bernard Malamud
  • First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty by Bill Minutaglio
  • Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Summer Reading with Flipster

Take current subscriptions with you wherever you travel this summer!

Hewes Library has current subscriptions to eight magazine titles in EBSCO’s Flipster database, which provides full-image access to current periodicals (popular and trade periodicals). 

How to access Flipster:

  • Android or iOS device:  see "Flipster Digital Magazines" in the app store. Note: you must first initialize the campus subscription within the app while you are physically on campus. Learn how:

The titles to which Monmouth College currently subscribes on this platform are:
American Scientist
Bloomberg Business
New Yorker
Rolling Stone
Sports Illustrated


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Summer Hours Begin

Summer hours have begun at Hewes Library!
New for summer 2018, Friday hours have changed:

  • Monday through Thursday, 8am-4:30pm
  • Friday 8am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

The library will also be closed on the following holidays:
Memorial Day: Monday, May 28th
Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4th

Enjoy summer, and be sure to stop by the library for all your summer reading needs!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New Database: MathSciNet

Hewes Library - New Database Available

Hewes Library recently added MathSciNet to our campus resources. This electronic index offers access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. 

It searches peer-reviewed mathematical literature found in scholarly journals, books, and conference proceedings, many including written reviews by scholars in the field. 

Most entries are citation only. Some entries provide citation maps, showing what an article has cited (bibliography) and what has cited that article allowing researcher to follow citations forward and backward in time. Coverage: some articles back to the early 1800s.

To access this database, use the Databases A-Z tab on the library homepage!

  • Authors are uniquely identified (by their MR Author ID), enabling a search for publications by individual author rather than by name string. 
  • Continuing in the tradition of the paper publication, Mathematical Reviews (MR), which was first published in 1940, expert reviewers are selected by a staff of professional mathematicians to write reviews of the current published literature; over 80,000 reviews are added to the database each year. 
  • Extending the MR tradition, MathSciNet® contains almost 3 million items and over 1.7 million direct links to original articles. 
  • Bibliographic data from retrodigitized articles dates back to the early 1800s. 
  • Reference lists are collected and matched internally from approximately 550 journals, and citation data for journals, authors, articles and reviews is provided.  
  • This web of citations allows users to track the history and influence of research publications in the mathematical sciences.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Extended Library Hours Begin April 27

Extended Library Hours 

Monday-Wednesday, Apr 30-May 2: 7:30am-midnight
Thursday-Friday, May 3-4: 7:30am-2am
Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6: 9am-2am
Monday-Tuesday, May 7-8: 7:30am-2am
Wednesday, May 9: 7:30am-4:30pm 
Students needing reference assistance (citation help, source discovery) should consider consulting with a research librarian during reference hours.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Senior Art Show

Monmouth College seniors Javier Abrego, Angelica De Luna, Lily Guillen and Mickayla Valenzuela are displaying their works in the Everett Gallery on the upper level of Hewes Library through May 4th. Works include ceramics, painting, computer generated prints, and much more! The vivid colors and variety of subjects will be a welcome study break for those in the library.

Read more on the Monmouth College website.

Senior Art Show, 2018. Photo by Monmouth College.

Friday, April 20, 2018

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Kinetic Anatomy by Robert S. Behnke
  • Poetry of Pop by Adam Bradley
  • Philosophy of Gardens by David E. Cooper
  • Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
  • China: A Cultural, Social and Political History by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • Belleza Roja by Bernardo Esquinca
  • Food and Agriculture During the Civil War by R. Douglas Hunt
  • Animals and World Religions by Lisa Kemmerer
  • Grafts: Writings on Plants by Michael Marder
  • Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise by Peter M. McGinnis

Monday, April 16, 2018

Trial Database: Web of Science Citation Database

Hewes Library has trial access to Web of Science Citation Database through Saturday, May 12th.

Access:  Web of Science Trial

A collection of over 20,000 scholarly journals, book chapters and conference proceedings in science, social sciences, and humanities disciplines, Web of Science provides citation information as well as citation searching. Coverage: 1975-present. 

What makes Web of Science Core Collection unique?
  • All the journals in the collection are indexed cover-to-cover.
  • Information included:
    • all the authors
    • all author affiliations
    • the abstract and keywords (if provided by the author)
    • funding acknowledgements, including agency and grant numbers (if provided)
    • all the cited references
This trial provides access to the Web of Science Core Collection: 
Science Citation Index Expanded: 1975-present
Social Sciences Citation Index: 1975-present
Arts & Humanities Citation Index: 1975-present
Conference Proceedings Citation Index™
Science: 1990-present
Social Science & Humanities: 1990-present
Emerging Sources Citation Index: 2015-present

Friday, April 13, 2018

Primary Source Databases Added

New primary source databases available via Gale!

Hewes Library recently purchased access to five new primary source databases, outstanding resources for for historical, sociological, and cultural research.

The Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-2012
Full-image and fully searchable access to daily newspaper The Times (London).
Coverage: 1785 through a 6 year embargo.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers
Full-image and fully searchable access to 19th century United States newspapers, featuring over 500 titles portraying a broad depiction of life in the 1800's. Useful for research in American history, media, politics, and society, placing particular emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History & Culture Since 1940
Full-text access to primary source content on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, including the gay rights movement, activism, and the HIV/Aids crisis. Sources include newsletters, papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets from over 35 countries.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
Full-image and fully searchable primary source materials focused on the history of slavery, including the abolitionist movement, the anti- and pro-slavery arguments of the period, and the debates on the subject of colonization. Materials indexed include books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, and manuscripts for a multinational perspective. Coverage: 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

Women's Studies Archive: Women's Issues and Identities
Full-text and fully searchable primary sources focusing on women's history during the 19th and 20th centuries. Contents include diaries, letters, photographs, newspapers, and periodicals presenting a record of the issues that have affected women and women's movements.
Includes the sources above + Times Literary Supplement Archive (1902-2013), however it EXCLUDES Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive.

Contact the Reference Desk ( with questions.