Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Science (Journal) Trial

Trial of Science & other AAAS Science journals through December 15, 2017

Our Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI) has arranged for a 60-day+ trial of the AAAS Science (1997-present) as well as the family of Science journals published by AAAS through December 15, 2017. Of these six titles Hewes Library has a current print subscription only for Science. The links below should provide access to these publications from off-campus, as well as, on-campus. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Science (1997-present)

All AAAS Science journals:

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Flipster Trial: Digital Magazines

Hewes Library - On Trial Through November 4, 2017
Hewes Library currently has a trial to EBSCO’s Flipster database, which provides full-image access to current periodicals (mostly popular and trade periodicals).  The rotating title carousel of selected popular titles is now on the library’s homepage (at the bottom).

You may click on a particular title on the carousel of titles or click on the  Flipster icon for all title access.

Flipster is accessible on your personal computer and on mobile devices…and is also accessible via a Flipster app for Android or iOS device. 

NOTE: During the trial period you must have a username & password to access the app for your mobile device from off-campus only.  Please send an email to for the username & password OR stop by the Hewes Library Reference Desk.  No password is required to use the app on campus.

This trial runs through Nov. 4, 2017.

·  Flipster for Desktops (Video)
·  Flipster for Desktops (PowerPoint)
·  Flipster for Mobile Devices (PowerPoint

Guides and System Requirements
·         Getting Started Guide for patrons
·         An FAQ document that you can include on your website or print and distribute at your library.
·         A System Requirements document that you can include on your website or print and distribute at your library
·         Flipster iOS App Information Sheet

Friday, September 29, 2017

Database Trial: PsycTESTS

PsycTESTS® Trial (30-day) begins September 26, 2017.
This database is available both on and off campus.

PsycTESTS®, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), serves as a repository for a growing selection of psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching. 

International in scope, PsycTESTS® also provides access to an increasing number of tests that are available in languages other than English. PsycTESTS® is an authoritative source of structured information about tests of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. While focused on contemporary instances of test use, coverage spans more than a century. 

Approximately 76% of the tests and measurements indexed in PsycTESTS are available in full. (From EBSCOhost website)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Sept. 24 - 30.

Hewes Library is celebrating the nation-wide “Banned Books Week” with a display of historically banned and challenged books, as well as “releasing” free copies of challenged and banned books into the Monmouth College campus. FREE copies of titles such as “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger and “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini will be hidden in plain sight in common areas of campus as well as residence halls. With eye-catching wrappers and bookmarks explaining the reasons why the novels were challenged, Hewes Library staff hope that students will consider the importance of the freedom to read and engage with the books. Students may choose to read the book and/or pass it on, and consider the harms of censorship.

Hundreds of books are challenged each year in schools and libraries across the United States. 323 challenges were reported to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2016.

Learn more about the books reported as challenged in 2016,, visit Hewes Library’s display on the main level, and be on the lookout for the free books on campus!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Power stations have landed

Have you see the new power space ships, errr, power stations that have landed at Hewes Library? With room for 6 plugs and 2 USBs, groups will find the power to collaborate longer! #libraryresources #studyspaces 

Friday, September 8, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
  • Breakfast: A History by Heather Arndt Anderson
  • Jazz of the Southwest by Jean A Boyd
  • Love in the Dark: Philosophy by Another Name by Diane Enns
  • Understanding Peace by Michael A Fox
  • Sense of History by David Glassberg
  • My Dear Friends in America by Daisaku Ikeda
  • Java Programming: From the Beginning by K.N. King
  • World Order by Henry Kissinger
  • Value of Emily Dickinson by Mary Loeffelholz

Thursday, September 7, 2017

New Staff: Elizabeth Morales

We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Morales to Hewes Library as our part-time Evening & Weekend Supervisor.  Elizabeth received her A.A. & B.A. in Secretarial Science from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao, Puerto Rico.   She served as Administrative Secretary and Academic Advisor in the English Department of the University of Puerto Rico, for 30 years before retiring and relocating with family to Jacksonville, Florida, where she worked in the public school system.  

Elizabeth has recently moved to Monmouth this summer, joining her son-in-law, Carlos, and daughter, Jennifer Martinez Morales, who is currently teaching in our Classics Department.

The next time you are in the library late in the afternoon, please stop by and welcome Elizabeth to Monmouth College!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Preston Jackson Exhibit

Now showing in the Everett Gallery of Hewes Library, "Lessons from Other Times,” an exhibit of work by Professor Preston Jackson, emeritus faculty from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Opening reception in the gallery is 3-4:30pm on Friday, August 25th, and the show will remain through September 22nd.

Read more about the exhibit and be sure to visit!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Lamott to McCullough: New Recreational Reading

New recreational reading titles are available for 2 week checkout. Find these and dozens more titles in the ScotsRead Collection on the main floor.

Hallelujah Anyway (Anne Lamott)
Ministry of Utmost Happiness (Arundhati Roy)
Unsub (Meg Gardiner)
Dragon Teeth (Michael Crichton)
Sons and Soldiers: the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army (Bruce Henderson)
All by Myself, Alone (Mary Higgins Clark)
Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple (Jeff Guinn)
American Spirit: Who we are and what we stand for (David McCullough)
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Al Franken)
Ernest Hemingway: a biography (Mary Dearborn)