Friday, July 13, 2018

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson
  • Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel by Bob Batchelor
  • Transgender Phenomenon by Richard Ekins and Dave King
  • Death Makes the News by Jessica M. Fishman
  • Diagnosis and Stigma of Schizophrenia by Charles E. Harman
  • Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs
  • Jasper Johns edited by Roberta Bernstein
  • End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones
  • Seaweed: A Global History by Kaori O'Connor
  • Heart of Wilderness by Adrian Onyando

Friday, July 6, 2018

New! Web of Science Database

New Database Subscription: Web of Science

Don’t be fooled by the name! Web of Science is an indexed collection of over 20,000 scholarly journals in science, social sciences, AND humanities disciplines.

The database provides cited reference searching  within those 20,000 journals. This means a growing collection of over 1.3 billion cited reference connections going back to 1900 are discoverable.

Cited reference searching lets you track how any idea, innovation, or creative work has been confirmed, applied, improved, extended, or corrected, and discover anyone who is citing particular research worldwide.

Value of Citation Indexing (video 6:17 min):

Contents of the Web of Science Core Collection:
                    Science Citation Index Expanded: 1900-present
                    Social Sciences Citation Index: 1900-present
                    Arts & Humanities Citation Index: 1900-present
                    Conference Proceedings Citation Index™
                    Science: 1990-present
                    Social Science & Humanities: 1990-present
                    Emerging Sources Citation Index: 2015-present
                    Index Chemicus: 1986-present
                    Current Chemical Reactions:1993-present

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

New Library Director

Welcome to Sarah Henderson, joining the staff of Hewes Library as Director! 

This is a “welcome back” for Sarah who is returning to Monmouth after 12 years, most recently serving as the Chair of the Gordon B. Olson Library at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota.
In this photo, Sarah (right) views a scrapbook donated by the family of Josephine (Kilpatrick) Marshall ('47) with Technical Services Librarian, Lynn Daw. 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Rick Sayre Retirement

Hewes library director, Rick Sayre, retired at the end of June 2018. For the past 20 years, Rick led the library through many changes, including a complete building renovation, the addition of hundreds of digital resources, and membership in the CARLI consortium (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois).

Happy retirement, Rick!

Monmouth College story 

Monday, June 18, 2018

New ScotsReads

Summer reading just got more exciting with these newly acquired recreational reading titles!

The ScotsRead Collection can be found on the main floor of Hewes Library, and check out for two weeks, with up to three renewals.

Sandman, by Lars Kepler
Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind, by Barbara K. Lipska
Blessed Life, by Kim Fields 
Rocket Men, by Robert Kurson
Woman in the Window, by A. J. Finn
Promise Me Dad, by Joe Biden
How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig
Need to Know, by Karen Cleveland

Friday, June 8, 2018

Everett Oil Painting Donation

William Blackwell and his dog Happy 
Len G. Everett
Oil on canvas
Monmouth College is the recipient of a generous gift of a Len G. Everett oil painting.  

Mr. Ralph Glaser, Jr., of Florida donated this paining to Monmouth College and it is temporarily on display in Gallery 203 on the upper-level of Hewes Library, and later will find a home on the wall outside the gallery.

The painting, titled "William Blackwell and his dog Happy" is the portrait of a close personal friend of the artist, Len G. Everett, and the artist’s parents.  Mr. Blackwell attended the University of South Carolina and earned a Bachelor of Laws Degree, passing the bar and admitted to the practice of law in 1945.  He was active in many professional and social activities in southern Florida, and included Sir George Roberts, the first President of the Bahamian Senate, and Lady Roberts, among his friends.

For more information about the Hewes Library Len G. Everett Galleries:

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!