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)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Display of Local Journalism

Come and appreciate a slice of local journalism on exhibit on the main level of Hewes Library courtesy of the Warren County Historical Museum. 

From the exhibit:
"Warren County has been home to a number of journalistic mediums over the years, many of which continue to this day. The Monmouth Review Atlas, the Roseville Independent, and the Monmouth College Courier are the primary newspaper sources in the area, but a number of other outlets can be found as well. Radio stations, having become popularized during the Great Depressions, are still a main source of information for much of the local population today."

We thank Warren County Historical Museum Executive Director Kellen Hinrichsen for preparing this exhibit! "Local Journalism: Keeping the Community Informed" will be on display on the east side of the main level through mid-February.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

LexisNexis now Nexis Uni

This term, Lexis Nexis Academic database was redesigned and renamed Nexis Uni.

What does Nexis Uni search? 

Just as its predecessor, LexisNexis, this database remains an important source of legal, news and business resources. Lexis Uni contains news, legal cases, law reviews, and company information from over 15,000 full-text sources. Sources include The New York Times, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, company profiles, and SEC filings.

Is Nexis Uni available from off campus? 

Yes, Hewes Library resources accessed from off campus will first prompt the user for their Monmouth College username and password before providing full access.

How do I search Nexis Uni? 

Tips on searching for news, business/company information and law resources can be found on this user guide.  Users may search across ALL Nexis Uni resources at once, or search in specific modules (for example: news, cases, law reviews, company info or a specific publication).

What are the new features of Nexis Uni?  

Annotate, highlight and save portions of documents: simply select the text you wish to annotate/save/highlight, and the changes will appear on the right hand side under the "Notes" tab.
Save documents to folders and share the folders via email, download or Dropbox.

Contact with questions.
Learn more:

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Resource Spotlight: Music Online

Music Online, a streaming music service provided by Alexander Street, provides our campus with an entertaining and educational tool...without ads!

Content: classical, jazz, American (western, bluegrass, country folk) and popular world music. Collections from providers such as EMI, Universal, Smithsonian and recordings from diverse world ethnographic sources.

To Access: select "Music Online" from the A-Z list of databases on the Library website.
Search by artist, song, genre, region, cultural group, instrument, and more.

Learn more about searching, creating playlists and using the audio player.

Listen while you work, clean, dance....and even take the music with you. Simply select the "Send to mobile" button while on your personal computer, and send a link, via text, to your mobile device.

Enjoy this playlist of music from Haiti and El Salvador!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

JSTOR Ebooks Expanded

Hewes Library subscribes to the now 31,758 ebook titles from 42 publishers that are included in JSTOR ebook collection.  When you search JSTOR, these ebook titles are included among the already robust scholarly journal list of almost 7,000 titles. These full text resources add depth and breadth to your research.

Contact the Reference desk ( for assistance and see this quick guide for more information.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Winter Break Hours

Winter Break Library Hours (through January 14)
 Monday, January 2 - Friday, January 58:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Saturday, January 6 - Sunday, January 7Closed
 Monday, January 8 - Friday, January 128:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Questions? Circulation Desk: 309-457-2190
When the library is closed, materials may be returned using the exterior bookdrop located by the west exit door.