Friday, March 16, 2018

New Recreational Reading

The following recreational reading titles were added to the Scots Read Collection, located on the main floor of Hewes Library. Materials may be checked out for 2 weeks at a time, and renewed up to three times.


At the Southern Table with Paula Deen by Paula Deen
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Midnight Confessions by Stephen Colbert
Dear World by Bana Alabed
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser
What Unites Us by Dan Rather & Elliot Kirschner
God, A Human History by Reza Aslan
It's All Relative by A. J. Jacobs
Electric Dreams by Philip K. Dicks
Sleep No More by P.D. James
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Growing Up Fisher by Joely Fisher
Code Girls by Liza Mundy
Dinner with DiMaggio by Rock and John Positano


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Updates to Health, Sport & Physical Education Research Guide

Hewes librarians are constantly evaluating the print and digital resources the library provides to the Monmouth College community. One effective method for providing access to and raising awareness of resources specific to a discipline is through a targeted research guide.

A growing list of disciplinary, tool and course research guides can be found:

We have recently updated the Health, Sport & Physical Education Research Guide to include the thousands of health-related streaming videos available through AVON (Academic Video Online).

Check out the Health, Sport & Physical Education Research Guide at

health, sport and physical education research guide

Friday, March 2, 2018

Research from Off Campus

Don't let traveling slow down your research motivation! All Hewes Library electronic resources are accessible from off campus, using your MC network credentials.

Here's how:

Select an electronic resource from the Library's homepage:

Hewes Library homepage

You'll be prompted for your MC username and password. Conduct your search as usual!

MC login

Problems? Questions? Contact:

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Current Displays @ Hewes

Need a distraction from studying or a reason to walk to the library?

A variety of informational displays can be found in Hewes Library this month.

"LGBTQ: History, Life Stories and Performance"
A selection of library materials on the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer movements in the United States, with a special focus on autobiographies and the performing arts. This display features QR codes for many of the materials on display, which will lead the user to the actual item either physically in Hewes Library, available to borrow from the I-Share catalog, or to utilize electronically.

"Books You Always Meant to Read" 
A selection of books we always meant to read, but haven't...yet! Check them out, and add YOUR to-do title to the growing suggestion list.

"My MC Memories"
A rotating exhibition of scrapbooks from the Monmouth College Archives, a fantastic peek into these cultural artifacts.

And finally, on the main floor, we are showcasing pieces from our James Christie Shields Collection (two beautiful porcelain pieces from Korea) and our Takashi Komatsu Collection (two gorgeous Hiroshige woodcuts of winter scenes in Japan).

Friday, February 23, 2018

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • More Beautiful Question by  Warren Berger
  • Fast Food Kids by Amy L. Best
  • Drug Resistance by Sarah E. Boslaugh
  • Estratos by Juan Cardenas
  • Global Cities by Greg Clark
  • History of Illinois by Tom Emery
  • Cosmopolitan Peace by Cecile Fabre
  • Confucianism and American Philosophy by Mathew A. Foust
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • Accidental Universe by Alan Lightman

Sayre Retirement Announced

Rick Sayre, our long time and beloved Director of the Hewes Library, has announced his retirement at the end of this academic year in June. 

We look forward to celebrating his leadership and accomplishments over the last 20 years at the end of this term. Thank you, Rick! 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Flipster: Digital Magazine Platform

Hewes Library has current subscriptions to eight magazine titles in EBSCO’s Flipster database, which provides full-image access to current periodicals (mostly popular and trade periodicals). Access to Flipster is provided on the Databases A-Z link, as well as the rotating graphic on the library's homepage (see below).

Flipster is accessible on your personal computer and on mobile devices via the website...and is accessible via a Flipster app for Android or iOS device. (see "Flipster Digital Magazines" in the app store)

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

Learn more about Flipster and how to use it:

Friday, January 26, 2018

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Prisons in the United States: A Reference Handbook by Cyndi Banks
  • Craft of Research by Wayne C. Booth
  • Tragedy on the Comic Stage by Matthew C. Farmer
  • Connerland by Laura Fernandez
  • Religion on the Battlefield by Ron E. Hassner
  • Buried in the Bitter Waters by Elliot Jaspin
  • Why Don't Americans Vote by Bridgett A. King
  • Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction by Kim Knott
  • Black Natural Law by Vincent W. Lloyd
  • River of Lost Footsteps: Histories of Burma by Thant Myint-U

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New: PsycTESTS Database

PsycTESTS, produced by the American Psychological Association, accesses an extensive collection of psychological measures, scales, surveys, and other instruments helpful across the behavioral and social sciences. 

Hewes Library is pleased to add this to our PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES suite via the EBSCO platform

PsycTESTS at a Glance
  • Updated monthly 
  • Available research instruments are easily downloaded as PDFs or as multi-media files depending on the format 
  • Approximately half of the instruments are available for download, and extensive indexing, description and source information is available for all records
  • International in scope, select measurements are available in more than 40 languages 
  • Each test instrument includes a master test record accompanied by at least one additional record highlighting development, reliability and validity, or use 
  • Coverage spans more than 100 years, with a strong emphasis on current research instruments 
  • Records are indexed by experts at the American Psychological Association, the world’s largest association for psychologists
  • Tests cited in PsycINFO are linked, via DOI, to PsycTESTS when available (see example below)
tests field in PsycInfo

(information provided by EBSCO and APA)