Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Hewes Library will have special hours over Thanksgiving Break 2014, which runs November 25 through November 30.  The library will be open:

  • Tuesday, November 25: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 26: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday - Saturday, November 27 - 29: Closed
  • Sunday, November 30: 6:00 p.m. - Midnight
Normal hours will resume on Monday, December 1.

Friday, November 21, 2014

2014-2015 Juried Student Art Exhibition

Currently in Gallery 204, you will find the 2014-2015 Juried Student Art Exhibition featuring the work of Monmouth College students.  The exhibition will run through December 5, 2014 so be sure to stop by and view the excellent student work.  Stopping by the galleries is a nice break for a few minutes!

Wednesday, November 19, 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 and the library's homepage - 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.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Current Art Selections in Gallery 203

A wide variety of art is currently on exhibit in Gallery 203 and the lobbies of Hewes Library.  Under the direction of Curator Mary Philips, students assist with selecting and exhibiting materials from the Monmouth College Permanent Collections and the James Christie Shields Collection.  You can find the following exhibits around the library:

Currently on exhibit in Gallery 203:
The Year of the Horse: An Exploration of East Asian Culture
An exhibit of works from the Monmouth College Permanent Art Collections
Curated by Tia Graham with the assistance of Carina Moschello and Kyle Dickson under the direction of Prof. Mary E. Phillips
Selections from the Monmouth College Permanent Collections, Part One
We are proud to exhibit a number of 20th Century works from our Permanent Collections not previously exhibited in Gallery 203. This first installation is of paintings done by Monmouth College alumni, graciously given to our collections. Subsequent exhibits in this series will highlight other recent works.
Currently on exhibit in the Main Floor Lobby:
“Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World”
Selected works from the James Christie Shields Collection highlighting art from the ancient Mediterranean world are now on view in display cases in the main floor and upstairs floor lobbies of The Hewes Library. These works encompass several cultures, including ancient Egypt and Greece, and include a variety of media.
Currently on exhibit in the East Side Upper Floor Lobby of Hewes Library:

Selected works from The James Christie Shields Collection of Monmouth College, highlighting medieval works.

Friday, November 14, 2014

New ScotsRead Titles

New ScotsRead titles were just added to the collection on the main floor of the library.  Stop by and check out:
  • Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
  • Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
  • Pegasus: A Novel by Danielle Steel
  • Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Research Tip: Off Campus Database Access

All of the databases provided by Hewes Library can be accessed from off campus. To do so, follow these directions:
  • Select the database you wish to use off campus. (You must select it from the library's web page instead of doing a web search for it.)
  • You will be prompted at a MC log in screen to enter a user name and password. Enter your MC user name and password - which is the same one you use to access your MC email.
  • Once logged in, you can use the resource as if you were on campus.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Database of the Month: Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center, provided by Gale Group, is one of the core databases that supports research in English, World Literatures, Film, Theater, and subjects across the Humanities.  LRC contains biographical information, peer-reviewed journal articles, and more.  The content includes:
  • More than 145,000 complete entries from Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography that deliver in-depth biographical information on authors’ lives and works
  • More than 75,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews from Gale titles — like Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Children’s Literature Review — which are also known on campus as the "Brown Books".  LRC makes the print editions of these titles more accessible and cross-searchable.
  • More than 1 million full-text articles from more than 450 scholarly journals and literary magazines.
Literature Resource Center also contains access to contemporary poems, short stories and plays as well as more than 10,000 interviews with authors.  Offering both basic and advanced searches, the database also allows researchers the opportunity to search resources by author or work - grouping information effectively and quickly for students.  

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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

New ScotsRead Titles

The following titles arrived recently and were added to the ScotsRead collection.  Find them on the main floor of the library:
  • Shopaholic to the Stars: a novel by Sophie Kinsella
  • Tinseltown: murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood by William Mann
  • Play On: now, then, and Fleetwood Mac: the autbiography by Mick Fleetwood and Anthony Bozza
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
  • Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words by Laeve Binchy
  • Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth by V. C. Andrews

Monday, November 3, 2014

Periodical of the Month: Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition

Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition

Published by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, the Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition is a biannual refereed journal which Hewes Library subscribes to in print and online.  It is available online from 1998 to the present.

Established in 1998 by the University of South Carolina, the JFYE was born out of the success of the University’s much-honored University101 course and a series of annual conferences focused on the first-year experience.  Its mission is to advance and support efforts to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education.

JFYE reports on current research on the first college year and other significant student transitions including:

  • Explorations into the academic, personal and social experiences of students at a range of transition points throughout the college years.
  • Transition issues unique to specific populations (e.g., non-traditional, historically underrepresented students, transfer students, commuters, part-time students.)
  • Explorations of faculty development, curriculum, and instructional innovations connected to any of the transitions students’ experience.

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