Monday, November 27, 2017

New Recreational Reading

New in the Hewes Library ScotsReads Collection (main floor)

At the Southern Table with Paula Deen
Paula Deen
Lincoln in the Bardo: A novel
George Saunders
Here and Gone: A Novel
Haylen Beck
Fatal: A Novel
John Lescroart
Midnight Confessions
Stephen Colbert
Dear World: A Syrian girl’s story of war…
Bana Al Abed
Ali: A life
Jonathan Eig
You Will Pay
Lisa Jackson
Camino Island
John Grisham
Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook
Jamie Oliver
New Boy
Tracy Chevalier
Golden House
Salman Rushdie
The Map That Leads to you: A Novel
J. P. Monninger

Tips for Proper Citation

Ask Yourself:

What citation style should I use?
  • What is your instructor's requirement?
  • What's your discipline's standard? APA, MLA, Chicago?

What am I citing?
  • a book, journal article, website, lecture?
  • Look up an example in a citation guide, available in the ILA Bedford Handbook, Hewes LibraryPurdue OWL website

Where can I get help?
  • Consult with a Hewes Librarian available Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm, 6-9pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm, Sunday 12-4:30pm, 6-9pm. 
  • Purdue OWL website
  • MC Writing Center hours: Mon-Thur 3-5pm, 7-10pm, Sun 7-10pm

For more information on finding citations resources and more:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Juried Student Art Exhibition

Join us at the reception for the Juried Student Art Exhibition in Everett Gallery 204, upper level of Hewes Library, on Friday, November 17, 3-4:30pm.  The gallery talk and awards will begin at 3:30pm.

Monmouth College alum, Gary Carstens, '77, served as the juror over homecoming weekend.

The show is open to the public Friday, November 17th through December 1st.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Renewing Library Materials

It's that time of year when research is going strong. Be sure to renew any library materials you may need through the end of term. Here is a quick guide to renewing:

Tip: You'll receive an email reminder. Acting on those emails and following the directions provided will save you time!

1. Renewing Hewes Library and I-Share Materials
Hewes Library and I-Share materials may be renewed up to three times. 
accounts option on library homepage
    • Remember: your login was created by you. If you have forgotten your login, use the "Forgot Your Password" feature.
  • Select the title to renew, or utilize the "Select All" feature.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list and click "Renew Selected Items"

2. Renewing ILLiad materials
  • Login to your ILLiad account -- this link is also found on the Hewes Library homepage (see image above). Your login is your MC username and password.
  • Select "Checked Out Items" (see image)
  • A list of current ILLiad items checked out will be displayed. 
  • Select the correct title, and select the red "Renew Request" link at the top of the page.
  • Be sure to check if any user messages are displayed.

As always, contact the Hewes Library Circulation Desk if you have questions: 309-457-2190.

Monday, November 13, 2017

New Art in Gallery 203

A new exhibit titled "European and American Portraiture" is now on display in Gallery 203 in Hewes Library. European and American portraiture in the late 17th century and 18th century shared some similarities, but were quite distinct. 

"By the end of the 19th Century, however, the American painters become much more influenced by the Europeans," said Mary Phillips, Monmouth's curator of college art collections. "Some, including James M. Whistler, John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt, chose to move to Europe to further their education and ultimately their careers." 


The College has works of two of those "expatriates" – Whistler, with his Drouet, in the new exhibit, and Sargent, with his Winding Road and Cypress Trees, San Vigilio, in the lobby adjacent to the elevator.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Coloring Poetry on Nov. 15th

All are welcome to the upper level of Hewes Library to listen to poetry and color, and maybe read your favorite poem as well!  Coloring supplies, poems and refreshments provided.

Wednesday, November 15th 4pm - 5:30pm
Free and open to the Monmouth College community!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Trial Database: L'Annee Philologique

Hewes Library has a trial of the classics database, L'Annee Philologique, from November 8th - December 8th, 2017.

This database indexes scholarly journals and books from all over the world, as well as festschriften, dissertations, articles in collections, and book reviews. Languages include French, German, Italian, English, and Spanish.

These resources cover all aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations including Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, which includes early Christian texts, Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, and mythology. 

How to obtain the books and articles indexed in this database:

Database details
Format: index and abstract only; no full-text
Content: journal articles, books, book reviews, dissertations, festschriften
Languages:  French, German, Italian, English, and Spanish
Years covered: 1928 to present
Abbreviation list:

Access L'Annee Philologique via the Hewes Library website from the Databases A-Z tab. Feel free to send feedback to
Access L'Annee Philologique from the Hewes Library website, Databases A-Z menu.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New Search Feature on Website

A new search box on the Hewes Library website allows patrons to conduct keyword searches throughout the entire website hierarchy, thus helping locate information about the library and its services faster and more efficiently. The search box appears on every library website page.

For example, a search for "reserve" produces the webpage that explains circulating reserve materials and instructions for faculty placing items on reserve in the library.

Note: this feature does not search digital subscription resources nor databases like the library catalog, JSTOR and Academic Search Complete.

New search box appears on every Hewes Library website

Monday, November 6, 2017

Link to Reference Materials

Could your students benefit from background information before tackling research on a topic? Would you like to supply them with reputable sources of contextual information…digitally? Reference resources to the rescue!

Supplementing hundreds of titles in the print reference collection, the Hewes Library website provides a portal to hundreds more digital reference sources that can be linked from your course page, Moodle page, syllabus, email, facebook page…you name it!

To link to a reference entry (article, chapter, or book):  search the platform, locate the entry you wish to share, and utilize the following features to generate a URL to share with your students:
•             CREDO: use the permalink icon (linked chain) at the top right of the page (sample)
•             Encyclopaedia Britannica: share the article’s URL (sample)
•             Gale Virtual Reference Library: click “Citation Tools” and copy the URL (sample)
•             Oxford Reference: click the “cite” icon (a pencil) at the top right (sample)
•             Sage eReference: share the article’s URL (sample)

One last note: To ensure that the link is accessible off campus, the library’s proxy prefix should be present. If not already provided in the URL from the resource, please add the following at the beginning of the URL:

Questions? Contact the reference desk (309.457.2301) or email

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Celebrating Soil by M.R. Balks
  • Evidence by Howard S. Necker
  • Science Communication by Sarah R. Davies
  • Montaigne: A Life by Philippe Desan
  • Jim Dine: Printmaker by Clifford S. Ackley
  • Perfect Moral Storm by Stephen M. Gardiner
  • Bremerhaven: A Memoir of Germany, 1945-1947 by Bruce Haywood
  • Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits by Jessica Lake
  • Creating Organic Standards in U.S. States by Samantha L. Mossier
  • In Search of Romans by James Renshaw

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Homecoming 2017

Welcome back alumni and friends! Hewes Library remains a place to visit with your classmates, take in the sights, and relax between events.

Homecoming Weekend Hours:
Friday, November 3rd: 7:30am - 5pm
     *Einstein's Bagels open until 3pm

Saturday, November 4th: 9am-5pm
     *Einstein's Bagels open 11am-3pm

Sunday, November 5th: 12noon - 12midnight
     *Einstein's Bagels open 12noon - 5pm

Enjoy several exhibits on the history of the Turkey Bowl, Ravelings yearbooks to peruse, and of course, Scotty our mascot dressed in all his glory!

Database Trial: PsycTESTS

PsycTESTS® Trial extended until November 25th
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)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Scanner Upgrade Includes AMAZING Features!

Scanning just got easier and more powerful on campus!  

Hewes Library now has TWO scan stations:
  • Main level by the public computers
  • Lower level in the Dahl Computer Lab

AND the scan stations are UPGRADED to include the following features:

  • Translate a scan to one of over 60 supported languages
  • Scan text to audio...AND translate the text to audio in over 60 languages!

Save in one of these formats:
  • PDF's
  • Searchable PDF
  • Word
  • TIFF
  • JPEG
  • MP3
And save/send the item using one of the following:
  • Save to USB
  • Send to email
  • Save to a Network Folder
  • Send to Google Docs
  • Send to print

For more information and a tutorial, stop by the Reference Desk!