Friday, April 27, 2018

Extended Library Hours Begin April 27

Extended Library Hours 

Monday-Wednesday, Apr 30-May 2: 7:30am-midnight
Thursday-Friday, May 3-4: 7:30am-2am
Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6: 9am-2am
Monday-Tuesday, May 7-8: 7:30am-2am
Wednesday, May 9: 7:30am-4:30pm 
Students needing reference assistance (citation help, source discovery) should consider consulting with a research librarian during reference hours.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Senior Art Show

Monmouth College seniors Javier Abrego, Angelica De Luna, Lily Guillen and Mickayla Valenzuela are displaying their works in the Everett Gallery on the upper level of Hewes Library through May 4th. Works include ceramics, painting, computer generated prints, and much more! The vivid colors and variety of subjects will be a welcome study break for those in the library.

Read more on the Monmouth College website.

Senior Art Show, 2018. Photo by Monmouth College.

Friday, April 20, 2018

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Kinetic Anatomy by Robert S. Behnke
  • Poetry of Pop by Adam Bradley
  • Philosophy of Gardens by David E. Cooper
  • Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
  • China: A Cultural, Social and Political History by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • Belleza Roja by Bernardo Esquinca
  • Food and Agriculture During the Civil War by R. Douglas Hunt
  • Animals and World Religions by Lisa Kemmerer
  • Grafts: Writings on Plants by Michael Marder
  • Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise by Peter M. McGinnis

Monday, April 16, 2018

Trial Database: Web of Science Citation Database

Hewes Library has trial access to Web of Science Citation Database through Saturday, May 12th.

Access:  Web of Science Trial

A collection of over 20,000 scholarly journals, book chapters and conference proceedings in science, social sciences, and humanities disciplines, Web of Science provides citation information as well as citation searching. Coverage: 1975-present. 

What makes Web of Science Core Collection unique?
  • All the journals in the collection are indexed cover-to-cover.
  • Information included:
    • all the authors
    • all author affiliations
    • the abstract and keywords (if provided by the author)
    • funding acknowledgements, including agency and grant numbers (if provided)
    • all the cited references
This trial provides access to the Web of Science Core Collection: 
Science Citation Index Expanded: 1975-present
Social Sciences Citation Index: 1975-present
Arts & Humanities Citation Index: 1975-present
Conference Proceedings Citation Index™
Science: 1990-present
Social Science & Humanities: 1990-present
Emerging Sources Citation Index: 2015-present

Friday, April 13, 2018

Primary Source Databases Added

New primary source databases available via Gale!

Hewes Library recently purchased access to five new primary source databases, outstanding resources for for historical, sociological, and cultural research.

The Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-2012
Full-image and fully searchable access to daily newspaper The Times (London).
Coverage: 1785 through a 6 year embargo.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers
Full-image and fully searchable access to 19th century United States newspapers, featuring over 500 titles portraying a broad depiction of life in the 1800's. Useful for research in American history, media, politics, and society, placing particular emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History & Culture Since 1940
Full-text access to primary source content on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, including the gay rights movement, activism, and the HIV/Aids crisis. Sources include newsletters, papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets from over 35 countries.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
Full-image and fully searchable primary source materials focused on the history of slavery, including the abolitionist movement, the anti- and pro-slavery arguments of the period, and the debates on the subject of colonization. Materials indexed include books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, and manuscripts for a multinational perspective. Coverage: 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

Women's Studies Archive: Women's Issues and Identities
Full-text and fully searchable primary sources focusing on women's history during the 19th and 20th centuries. Contents include diaries, letters, photographs, newspapers, and periodicals presenting a record of the issues that have affected women and women's movements.
Includes the sources above + Times Literary Supplement Archive (1902-2013), however it EXCLUDES Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive.

Contact the Reference Desk ( with questions.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Recreational Reading Updates

These contemporary titles were added to the ScotsRead Collection found on the main floor of Hewes Library. Check out for 2 weeks with 3 renewals!

Alive in Shape and Color, Lawrence Block, ed.
Brave, by Rose McGowan
Come Sundown, by Nora Roberts
Cooking at Home with Bridget & Julia, by Bridget Lancaster
Enchantress of Numbers, by Jennifer Chiaverini
False Witness, by Andrew Grant
Hand & Jim, by Scott Eyman
Homey Don’t Play That, by David Peisner
How to Get Shit Done, by Erin Falconer
How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars, by Billy Gallagher
In the Mist of Winter, by Isabel Allende
Jefferson's Daughters, by Catherine Kerrison
Last Black Unicorn, by Tiffany Haddish
Midnight Line, by Lee Child
Monk of Mokha, by Dave Eggers
Origin: A Novel, by Dan Brown
Shape of Water, by Daniel Kraus

Thursday, April 5, 2018

National Library Week (April 8-14)

Celebrate National Library Week at Hewes Library!

Stop by the library all week for these events celebrating National Library Week.

Monday: Free copies of the NEA Big Read book, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears will be available at the Reference Desk (while supplies last!) Learn more about Big Read activities in our area, sponsored by the Galesburg Public Library.

Tuesday:  National Library Workers Day celebrates the contributions of our staff (including our student staff). Come give your favorite library worker a high-five!

Wednesday: Scotty, the library mascot, turns 18! Scotty was dedicated on April 11, 2000, decorated by Professor Mary Phillips and Library Director Rick Sayre. He's been a popular pig on campus ever since. In lieu of gifts, Scotty is accepting donations for the Warren County Public Library. Stop by for some candy corn and to make a donation, however great or small!

Friday:  Library Director Rick Sayre shares what he has learned about our Canopus Stone over the past twenty years, how it found its way Monmouth, and what happened after it arrived.  Learn why the Canopus Stone has been considered the second-most important discovery next to the Rosetta Stone for 19th century archaeology! Please rsvp to - and bring your lunch!