Monday, April 28, 2014

Pre-finals Extended Hours begin Friday night!

Pre-finals extended library hours will begin on Friday night.  Hewes Library will be open late on Friday and Saturday night until 9pm and open early at 9am on Sunday morning.  The full schedule can also be found online:

Pre-Finals & Finals Week, Spring 2014 (May 2 - May 14)

  • Friday, May 2: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 3: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 4: 9:00 a.m. - Midnight
  • Monday - Wednesday, May 5 - 7: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
  • Thursday - Friday, May 8 - 9: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, May 10 - 11: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, May 12 - 13: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, April 25, 2014

More ScotsRead titles added

Several more ScotsRead titles arrived and were added to the collection, including:
  • Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Frog Music: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
  • I've got you under my skin by Mary Higgins Clark
  • The Collector by Nora Roberts
  • Transhuman by Ben Bova
Find them on the Main Level of the library next to the study tables.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Return to Regular Hours

Welcome back from Easter Break!  Hewes Library and Einstein Brothers Bagels return to regular hours today.  Good luck on your classes during the last few weeks of the semester!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Muslim Journeys: Islamic Art Film Screening

As part of the Muslim Journeys NEH Bookshelf grant, Hewes Library will be hosting a film screening of the movie Islamic Art.  The film screening will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7pm. It will be held in the Barnes Electronic Classroom, Hewes Library Room 03, on the lower level of the library.

The Let's Talk About It and the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Funded with a grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, in cooperation with the American Library Association. Our local partners include the Buchanan Center for the Arts and the Monmouth Chapter of the American Association of University Women.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Break Hours

Hewes Library will observe shortened hours over the Easter Break weekend, April 17 - April 21, like the rest of Monmouth College.  Hewes Library and Einstein Brothers will resume regular hours on Tuesday, April 22.

  • Thursday, April 17: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday, April 18 - 20: Closed
  • Monday, April 21: 8:00 a.m. - midnight
  • Tuesday, April 22: 7:30 a.m. - midnight (Regular Hours)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014: Lives change @ your library

National Library Week will be celebrated this year from April 13-19 and the theme is "Lives Change @ York Library." First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country every April. The time is a celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. This year's Honorary Chair is famed author Judy Blume.

With the advent of televisions in the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less money and time on books and reading. ALA helped form the National Book Committee in 1954 and three years later, the committee developed the plan for National Library Week. The first National Library Week was celebrated in 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read!” as assembled by ALA and the Advertising Council.

Friday, April 11, 2014

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Age of the Image by Stephen Apkon
  • Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
  • Ubiquity by Mark Buchanan
  • E. E. Cummings: A Life by Susan Cheever
  • Understanding Fandom by Mark Duffett
  • Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
  • Bach by John Eliot Gardiner
  • Children of Henry VIII by John Guy
  • Lebanon: A History, 600 - 2011 by William Harris
  • Writing the Gettysburg Address by Martin P. Johnson

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Periodical of the Month: Game Informer

Published by Sunrise Publications, Game Informer is a monthly magazine which Hewes Library subscribes to in print only.

Over the course of 21 years, Game Informer has earned a strong reputation for being trustworthy and has evolved its brand power beyond "the Final Word on Computer & Video Games" and into "the World's #1 Computer & Video Games Resource".  Filled with screenshots of popular games, it provides a place where gamers, programmers, and graphic designers can come to discover and be inspired by the latest releases. With over 8 million paid monthly subscribers, the popularity of the magazine has grown to become the 3rd largest consumer print publication in the United States and the largest digital publication in the world.

Fun features include a Game of the Year, Previews of upcoming games, Game Reviews, and a Games Index allowing readers to easily find the game they want to read about.  Features of the magazine’s website include editor and user blogs/podcasts and links to their Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube pages.  An interactive app is also available for iPhone and Android devices.

See more at: on the Main Level of Hewes Library in the Current Periodicals section.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Research Tip: Locating the Full Text of Articles

Found the perfect article, but can’t find the full-text anywhere?  Sometimes a search in a database like Academic Search Premier shows you an article that looks like it would be perfect for your research only the complete article isn’t found in the database.  If this happens to you the first thing to do is click on the Article linker button found at the bottom of the listing.

This will tell you if the article can be found in either another database or in one of the journals found in Hewes Library.

If the clicking the “Article Linker” button returns the words “no holdings found for this title”, don’t despair, you can still request the article by logging on to your ILLiad account and filling out an Article Request Form.  The circulation staff will find a library that has the journal and request them to send a copy to Monmouth.  Please be sure to fill in as much information as possible on the request and you will be notified by the library when the article has arrived.  This process can take up to a week, so do your research early!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Don't Forget: Renew Your Library Materials

It's a busy time of the semester with the end of classes and finals approaching!  Don't forgot to renew your library materials to avoid late fines.

To renew items that you have checked out, please visit your account - which is accessible from the Hewes Library Catalog - to login and renew materials.  If you have any interlibrary loans that you requested via your ILLiad Account, don't worry - you can renew those items online in your ILLiad Account by selecting the transaction number if you need to keep resources a little longer.

If you have questions or problems, please call the library's circulation desk at 309-457-2190.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Database of the Month: Communication and Mass Media Complete

For the month of April, Hewes Library selected Communication and Mass Media Complete as the database of the month.  Provided by EBSCO Host, CMMC is one of the premier resources for journals in the media, telecommunications, language & linguistics, communication, mass media, communication theory, and allied health fields.  Access to the database is available to current students, staff, and faculty of Monmouth College.

Communication and Mass Media Complete provides access to the abstracts for over 820 top journals in the fields, including full text for over 500 of those periodicals.  With some journals extending back to 1915, CMMC allows for comprehensive searching of the entire article text as well as references and citations.  The database features core titles such as:
  • Advertising Age
  • American Journalism
  • American Speech
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Communication & Marketing
  • Consumption, Markets & Culture
  • Feminist Media Studies
  • Film & History
  • Free Speech Yearbook
  • Global Media & Communication
  • Index on Censorship
  • Information, Communication & Society
  • International Journal of Speech Technology
  • Journal of Brand Management
  • Journal of Mass Media Ethics
  • Journal of Media & Religion
  • Language & Education: An International Journal
  • Linguistic Inquiry
  • Mass Communication & Society
  • Mind & Language
  • New Media & Society
  • Philosophy & Rhetoric
  • Public Opinion Quarterly
  • Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media
  • Science Communication
  • Technical Communication Quarterly
  • Urban Affairs Review
  • Women's Studies in Communication