Sunday, September 23, 2018

New Recreational Reading

New recreational reading titles have been added to our Scots Reads collection located on the main floor of Hewes Library. Titles check out for two weeks, and can be renewed three times. Check them out!

Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd
What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America by Michael Eric Dyson
Not That Bad: Dispatches from rape culture by Roxane Gay , ed.
The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
Barracoon: The Story of the last "black" cargo by Zorqa Neale Hurston
Then She was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Promise and the Dream: The untold story of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy by David Margolick
Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change by Leonard Mlodinow
Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
Beautiful Days by Joyce Carol Oates
3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay Z, and hip-hop's multibillion-dollar revolution by Zack O'Malley Greenburg
Red Alert by James Patterson
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Twisted Prey by John Sandford
You Think it, I'll Say it by Curtis Sittenfeld
Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World's Happiest People by Meik Wiking
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Art Lecture 9/21

Altered States: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition, hosts Dr. Ian Holliday, exhibition collector from the University of Hong Kong, on September 21, 2018.  Dr. Holliday will speak about the collection at 3pm in the Barnes electronic classroom in Hewes Library. 
His lecture will be followed by a gallery reception from 3:30-4:30.

The paintings in this exhibition are from a collection called, Thukhama; more about the collection:  and about Dr. Holliday the collector: .

Sunday, September 9, 2018

JSTOR Accesses Articles and eBooks

Monmouth College's JSTOR subscription accesses thousands of scholarly journals, a menu of 34,000 book titles from scholarly publishers, and now over 3,000 Open Access books. This multi-disciplinary database provides complete full-image access and is a valuable research tool for all levels of academic research.

Book titles include:
The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Long-Term Human Recovery After Disaster
Oil Sparks in the Amazon: Local Conflicts, Indigenous Populations, and Natural Resources
The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom
Selling Transracial Adoption: Families, Markets, and the Color Line

How do you discover JSTOR ebook content?
Search for articles and ebooks within the JSTOR database platform, and while searching Discovery, a library database that searches almost 100 Hewes Library resources at once.

Contact the Hewes Library Reference Desk ( for assistance and see this quick guide for more information.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology by David Abram
  • Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir
  • Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  • Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters by Harold Evans
  • Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
  • Iced: A Novel by Robert Grindy
  • Plotinus on Consciousness by D. M. Hutchinson
  • Dead Poets Society: A Novel by N. H. Kleinbaum
  • Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong on GMOs by Mark Lynas
  • How to be an Illustrator by Darrel Rees

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

New Art Exhibition

Altered States: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition,
our first art exhibition of the year, is now open in the Len G. Everett Gallery in Hewes Library.

The paintings in this exhibition are from a collection called, Thukhama, organized by Ian Holliday from the University of Hong Kong.
More about the collection is available here:
More about Dr. Holliday, the collector, is available here:

Mark your calendars for Dr. Holliday’s visit to campus and lecture on September 21, 2018.
He will speak about the collection at 3pm in the Barnes electronic classroom in Hewes.
His lecture will be followed by a gallery reception from 3:30-4:30.
We hope to see you there!

Let the Term Begin!

Welcome back to campus, and of course, welcome to all new members of the Monmouth College community!  Hewes Library is back in the swing of the semester, and thus, so begin our regular semester hours. The hours are always available on the library homepage or give us a call 309-457-2190 for up-to-the-minute information.  Here's to a fabulous Fall Semester!

Monday 7:30am - 12midnight
Tuesday 7:30am - 12midnight
Wednesday 7:30am - 12midnight
Thursday 7:30am - 12midnight
Friday 7:30am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12noon - 12midnight

Friday, August 17, 2018

Reset Your Library Account Password

August 17, 2018

We have been notified by our library consortium office that there is a current problem with user logins to Monmouth College and I-Share library accounts.

If you receive an “Invalid Login - Please try again” message when attempting to login, they have suggested you do the following.

Please reset your password using the “Forgot Your Password” link. (see image below)
For those of you who may have signed up using an email, be sure to use that email address.
You may use the same password again.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Contact Hewes Library (x2301 or if you have any problems.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Purdue OWL Updates Website

Purdue University's helpful OWL (Online Writing Lab) website has become the defacto free citation guidance source online in the past few years, providing helpful citation examples in the major styles:  APA, MLA (2016) and Chicago.

Purdue OWL has recently updated their URL from to the new (and more specifically the citation help page:

The website indicates that a redirect is in place, so never fear if you don't update your bookmarks!

Their press release:

It's Here: A new look for the Purdue OWL!
The new version of the Purdue OWL is available at Worry not! Our navigation menu and content will remain largely the same. In 10 days, we will be discontinuing and you will be automatically redirected to the new site.

A peek at the new website:

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