Monday, October 27, 2014

Simple Scan Station

Just a reminder that the easy to use BookScan Station is available for all of your scanning needs!  Whether you need to scan notes, photographs, or your research, the scanning station will allow you to scan efficiently.  

The BookScan Station will allow users to scan books or documents quickly and convert them into .PDF documents, Word Files, text files, and more.  Files can be sent directly to your email address, USB flash drive, or uploaded to your Google Docs account.

The BookScan Station is located near the Public Workstations computers and printer on the Main Floor of the library.  If you have questions, stop by the Reference or Circulation Desks.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New ScotsRead Titles Arrived

New ScotsRead titles continue to arrive weekly.  Be sure to stop by and check them out near the study tables on the main floor.  You can now find these on the shelves:

  • Leaving Time: a novel by Jodi Picoult
  • Boy on Ice: the life and death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch
  • Rocks: my life in and out of Aerosmith by Joe Perry with David Ritz
  • Lila  by Marilynne Robinson
  • Some Luck by Jane Smiley
  • America Farm to Table: simple, delicious recipes celebrating local farmers by Mario Batali

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gallery Reception: Stacy Lotz

This Friday, October 24, join artist and professor Stacy Lotz for a Gallery Reception for her new work, "The Process Portfolio," currently being exhibited in Gallery 204.  The reception will be from 3:00-4:00pm and held in the library's upstairs lobby.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Research Tip: Course Reserves

What are they? Where are they? 

Course Reserves are library materials that check out for two hours and can only be used within the library building. They are available at the Circulation Desk and you'll need your student ID card to check out materials.

How can I find them? Does my professor have any course reserves?

You can find course reserves using the syllabus provided to you by your professors, or you can view the Searchable Course Reserves List in the Hewes Library Catalog. You can search by class, professor, or department.

Friday, October 17, 2014

New ScotsRead Titles

The following titles have been added to the ScotsRead Collection.  Find them on the main floor of the library:

  • The Glass Cage: automation and us by Nicholas Carr
  • Goodhouse by Peyton Marshall
  • Gone Girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn
  • How to build a girl by Caitlin Moran
  • Not that kind of girl: a young woman tells you what she's 'learned' by Lena Dunham
  • Brood by Chase Novak

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Periodical of the Month: Wired

Published by Conde Nast, Wired is a monthly magazine which Hewes Library subscribes to in print only for the current year.

Established in 1993 by American journalist Louis Rossetto and his partner Jane Metcalfe, Wired touts itself as the “Rolling Stone of technology.”  A great success at its launch at the Macworld conference, it was lauded for its vision, originality and cultural impact.

Wired reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics.  Several spin-offs have been launched including: Wired UK, Wired Italia, Wired Japan and Wired Germany.  The print and online editions both offer multiple news categories; including Gear, Science, Entertainment, Security, Design and Business.  Regular features include product reviews, Great Ideas, InfoPorn and the Gadget Lab.

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

Monday, October 13, 2014

Database of the Month: OAIster

Searchable via OCLC, OAIster is:
"OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster includes more than 30 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,500 contributors." -OCLC
A wide range of open access digital resources is included in the database including digital texts, audio files, video files, images, data sets, scanned books, journals and newspapers.  With a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2002, the University of Michigan developed OAIster and it was designed to act as a search engine to capture publicly available digital resources in a single location.  In 2009, OCLC partnered with the University of Michigan to continue to develop the resource that provides an access point to over 30 million records.  There are over 1,500 contributors to the database.  OAIster can be found on the Hewes Library's Databases: Find Articles page.

Access to databases is limited to the current students, staff, and faculty of Monmouth College.

Friday, October 10, 2014

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Friends of the Court by Floyd Abrams
  • One Summer by David Baldacci
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Lesson Before Dying by Earnest J. Gaines
  • Republicans: A History of the Grand Old Party by Lewis L. Gould
  • Funerary Sculpture by Janet Burnett Grossman
  • Discussions on Youth by Daisaku Ikeda
  • Ogre's Wife: Poems by Ron Koertge
  • Choke: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Long Way Home by Louise Penny

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall Break 2014 Library Hours

Hewes Library will be closed over part of Fall Break.  The library's hours will be:
  • Friday, October 10: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, October 11-12: Closed
  • Monday, October 13: 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 14: 8:00 a.m. - Midnight
  • Wednesday, October 15: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
The library and Einstein Brothers Bagels will resume normal hours on Wednesday, October 15.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

More ScotsRead Titles added! Grab one before fall break

More ScotsRead titles are arriving almost daily.  Be sure to stop by and check a book out for fall break reading, including the following:
  • Rooms by Lauren Oliver
  • Killing Patton: the strange death of World War II's most audacious general by Bill O'Reilly
  • The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
  • Neverhome by Laird Hunt
  • Angels Walking: a novel by Karen Kingsbury
  • The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher stories by Hilary Mantel
  • A cool and lonely courage: the untold story of sister spies in occupied France by Susan Ottaway
  • Juliet's Nurse: a novel by Lois Leveen

Thursday, October 2, 2014

New ScotsRead Titles

The following book titles have just arrived and are available on the main floor of the library:

  • Dataclysm: who we are (when we think that no one's looking) by Christian Rudder
  • The Monogram Murders: the new Hercule Poirot mystery by Sophie Hannah
  • Lincoln's Gamble: the tumultuous six months that gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War by Todd Brewster
  • Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood
  • The Poet and the Vampyre: the curse of Bryon and the birth of literature's greatest monsters by Andrew McConnell Stott
  • The Undertaking by Audrey Magee