Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Off Campus Access

Researching this summer?

All Hewes Library electronic resources are accessible from off campus using your MC network credentials.  Here's how:

Select an electronic resource from the Library's homepage: https://library.monmouthcollege.edu.
Hewes Library homepage



You'll be prompted for your MC username and password. 
Conduct your search as usual. It's that easy!

MC login

Problems? Questions? Contact: reference@monmouthcollege.edu

Monday, May 20, 2019

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Hag-Seed: The Tempest Revisited by Margaret Atwood
  • Demystifying Hospice by Karen J. Clayton
  • Designerly Ways of Knowing by Nigel Cross
  • Character and Person by John Frow
  • Joyce's Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism and Memory by Luke Gibbons
  • On Literary Worlds by Eric Hayot
  • Molecule of More by Daniel Z. Liberman, MD and Michael E. Long
  • Consciousness and the Novel: Connected Essays by David Lodge
  • Rise of Yeast by Nicholas P. Money
  • Evolving Feminine Ballet Body, Pirkko Markula & Marianne I. Clark, Editors

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New Recreational Reading

Our newest recreational reading titles, in the ScotsRead Collection, are ready for summer reading!


How are You Going to Save Yourself, by JM Holmes
American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, edited by Arjun Singh Sethi
Tom Clancy Oath of Office, by Marc Cameron
Fraternity:  An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men, by Alexandra Robbins
Sweet Home Café Cookbook, by Albert Lukas
The Moment of Lift, by Melinda Gates
Kindred, by Damian Duffy
No Exit, by Taylor Adams
Library Book, by Susan Orlean
The Storm King, by Brendan Duffy
Only Girl in the World: A Memoir, by Maude Julien


Monday, May 13, 2019

Summer Hours

Take note of these NEW summer hours at Hewes Library!

Monday - Friday,  8am-4pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday


The library will also be closed on the following holidays:

Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 27th

Independence Day Holiday
Thursday, July 4th 
Friday, July 5th


Enjoy summer, and be sure to stop by the library for all your summer reading needs!




Thursday, May 9, 2019

Commencement Weekend Hours

Hewes Library Schedule Commencement Weekend

Thursday, May 9th - 8:00am-4:30pm

Friday, May 10th - 8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday, May 11th - CLOSED

Sunday, May 12th - opening after Commencement until 3:30pm  


Summer hours begin Monday, May 13th:
Monday - Friday 8am-4pm,  Closed Weekends
*Closed Thursday, July 4, 2019 and Friday, July 5, 2019 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Return Library Materials!


As the spring semester winds down, don't forget to return all library materials to Hewes Library! 

Return materials to the library circulation desk or utilize the outdoor book return slot on the west side terrace (facing the Scots Spirit piper statue).

Monmouth College patrons who will be on campus this summer are welcome to check out materials all summer long with a valid ID.

Image of German book with silver binding c.1700, courtesy of the National Library of New Zealand via Flickr Commons

Finals Hours


Monday, April 29, 2019

Check your library account

Tips for checking your library account before the end of the term:



1. Return library materials 24/7 with the exterior bookdrop on the west-side exit of Hewes Library. You'll see the little metal bookdrop door in the brick wall just outside the door.


2. Check your library account to make sure everything has been returned. To do so, login to your library account, and click "Checked Out Items" for a list.


Contact the Circulation Desk (309-457-2190) with questions about your account.


Friday, April 26, 2019

Extended Weekend Hours

Hewes Library is open extended hours this weekend to facilitate end of semester studying.


Friday, April 26th 7:30am-9pm
Saturday, April 27th 9am-9pm
Sunday, April 28th 9am-12midnight


The rest of the term hours are:
Monday, April 29th 7:30am-12midnight

Tuesday, April 30th 7:30am-12midnight
Wednesday, May 1st 7:30am-12midnight

Thursday, May 2nd &  Friday, May 3rd  7:30am-2am
Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th  9am-2am
Monday, May 6th & Tuesday, May 7th  7:30am-2am
Wednesday, May 8th  7:30am-4:30pm   *last final ends 11am
Thursday, May 9th & Friday, May 10th  8am-4:30pm

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Senior Student Art Exhibit

#HewesLibrary shout-out to our two senior art majors, Emily and Nia, who work behind the circulation desk and are currently showing their work in the Everett Gallery on the upper level of the library.

Read more about the exhibit and hear more about their work on the Monmouth College 1853 Podcast.


Senior Art Students April 2019 (photo credit: Monmouth College)

New: Interactive Anatomy Tool


Hewes Library is now providing access to the Gale Interactive Human Anatomy tool.

Interactive Human Anatomy allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research. This tools can be used for in-classroom demonstrations or help with homework and research assignments.


Interactive Human Anatomy allows users to:


  • delve deep into concepts with tools to zoom, rotate, and explore models
  • experience guided interactive lessons aligned with course curriculum
  • view relevant reference content from Gale for further study and research
  • use self-assessments to ensure concept comprehension
  • access resources on their computer at any time through multiple web browsers

Monmouth College users can access this tool from the Hewes Library website Databases A-Z tab and find the resource under "Interactive Human Anatomy".

Highlights of the resource in a short video from Gale (2:15 min):



For more information on using this tool in the curriculum, see this video from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (26:57 min).


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Cite Right!

Students, as you write papers and format bibliographies, a few reminders on how to "cite right":

1. Utilize the print citation style guides available at the Reference Desk in Hewes Library. Style guides contain examples of in-text citations, bibliographies, and how to format your final paper. (more information)

2. Library closed? Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an accessible alternative to a the MLA, APA and Chicago Manual of Style print citation guides.

3. Consult with the Monmouth College Writing Center on the third floor of Mellinger, open 3-5pm on Monday-Thursday and 7-10pm Sunday-Thursday.

4. Consult with a Hewes Librarian available Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm, 6-9pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm, Sunday 12-4:30pm, 6-9pm.



Brock University Library. (2014, September 2). What is plagiarism and how to avoid it. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Pmab92ghG0M

Thursday, April 11, 2019

New Recreational Reading

Check out the newest and freshest recreational reading in our ScotsRead collection, a rotating collection of current fiction (mysteries, romance, suspense, sci-fi) and non-fiction (biography, politics, humor, science history).  It is a browsing collection that you can't miss: on the main floor of Hewes Library as you walk towards Einstein's!

The lastest titles to hit the shelves:


Never Tell, by Lisa Gardner
In the Shadow of  Statues, by Mitch Landrieu
A Ladder to the Sky, by John Boyne
How it Happened, by Michael Koryta
Down the River Unto the Sea, by Walter Mosley
Winter of the Witch, by Katherine Arden
The Unquiet Grave, by Sharyn McCrumb

 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week at YOUR favorite library!


April 7th - 13th is National Library Week, celebrating "Libraries = Strong Communities." A few highlights:


  • Hewes Library belongs to a consortium of 90 other libraries in the state dedicated to sharing resources.  The consortium catalog, I-Share, contains over 14.7 million unique records, a collection that ranks among the world's most extensive research catalogs.  Monmouth College patrons can request I-Share materials be sent to Monmouth for free (see directions here) and can visit any I-Share library in person to borrow materials on-site.


  • Monmouth College patrons can also apply for a Warren County Public Library card. Just blocks away, the Public Library serve adults and children in our community, and has a wealth of children's literature, popular fiction, and an array of non-fiction materials to supplement Hewes Library's collection. To obtain a card, bring the following items to WCPL: MC ID, piece of mail with your MC address, State ID (e.g. driver's license). 


  • See below for additional National Library Week highlights. 







Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Statista: Visual Statistical Source

Statista is a statistics portal containing diverse data and facts from over 18,000 sources, including market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. 

In addition to being one of the largest statistic portals, Statista contains marvelous color info-graphic capabilities allowing the researcher to pull dynamic statistics straight into a paper or presentation. See sample below.

Each statistic in the database provides source information so researchers can reference the original data and learn more.  Find Statista on the library homepage, Databases A-Z tab.


MMWR, & CDC. (n.d.). Percentage of U.S. students in grades 9-12 that suffered a select number of concussions from playing sports as of 2017, by gender. In Statista - The Statistics Portal. Retrieved April 2, 2019, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/878426/concussions-among-high-school-students-sports-us-gender.
Access to library databases is limited to the current students, staff, and faculty of Monmouth College.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection

Hewes Library provides access to two digital archives of U.S. Hispanic history: Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection. 


This collection "draws its content from the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, the largest national project ever to locate, preserve, and disseminate Latino-Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form, from colonial times to 1960."

Accessible on the EbscoHost interface, the databases are located on the Hewes Library homepage "Databases A-Z".

Series 1 "presents a digital collection of historical content - 17th century to 1960 - pertaining to Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture in the United States. This collection conveys the creative life of U.S. Latinos and Hispanics – shedding new light on the intellectual vigor and traditional values that have characterized them from the earliest moments of this country’s history through contemporary times. The Latino-Hispanic American Experience offers a unique approach, focusing exclusively on the Latino-Hispanic history in the U.S." 


Series 2 "presents thematic content - 18th century through 20th century - focusing on the evolution of Hispanic civil rights, religious thought, and the growing presence of women writers from the late 19th and 20th centuries. Rare and relevant books and newspapers – including rare anarchist newspapers – are presented in their original form."

Content includes:

  • Approximately 60,000 historical articles
  • Hundreds of rare books by Latino-Hispanic Americans
  • Hundreds of political and religious pamphlets and broadsides
  • Content written in Spanish (80%) and English (20%)
  • Content indexed and searchable in Spanish and English
  • Over 3,000 issues of rare historical newspapers and periodicals, including over 75,000 pages of content
  • Over 250,000 pages of personal and organizational manuscript content


Sample item from Arte Público:

Monday, April 1, 2019

Mindfulness in the Gallery


In recognition of National Library Week’s 2019 theme, Building Strong Communities, Hewes Library is pleased to host “Mindfulness in the Gallery.”

Join us in the Hewes Library Everett Gallery for a mindfulness and meditation session on Tuesday, April 2nd beginning at 12noon. Rev. Dr. Teri Ott will lead this 20 minute session in the gallery, surrounded by the art of Sandra Williams. Bring a yoga mat or towel to sit on the floor; additional mats and chairs will be provided.

Thank you to Scots Wellness, the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, and the Monmouth College Art Department for their assistance with this event.



Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Did you know? Academic Streaming Films

Hewes Library provides access to thousands of streaming films through the Academic Video Online database. These films can be streamed from anywhere on any device, complementing classroom content and enhancing personal learning.

A recently updated interface features:
  • Speed
  • Simple, easy keyword search and navigation
  • Relevant and contextual searching
  • Mobile-first design
  • Stunning cinematic visuals
See the "must see" trailers of new and updated content:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK9hO5atEZky_mAIfowXPF0sFyjA0apxu

Locate this database on the library's homepage on the "Databases A-Z" tab.






Friday, March 22, 2019

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Secret World: A History of Intelligence by Christopher Andrew
  • Introduction to Aristotle edited by Richard McKeon
  • Practical Stylist by Sheridan Baker
  • Happy Brain by Dean Burnett
  • Angela Y. Davis Reader edited by Joy James
  • Story of Soy by Christine M. Du Bois
  • Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
  • Celts: A History by Peter Berresford Ellis
  • There Will Be No Miracles Here by Casey Gerald
  • Silver Sparrow: A Novel by Tayari Jones

Monday, March 18, 2019

Wild Things! Art Opening

New Exhibit in the Everett Gallery: Wild Things: Nature and the Social Imagination
Sandra Williams
February 22nd - April 5th, 2018


Sandra is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska– Lincoln.
For a preview of her work, visit: https://www.sandrawilliams-art.com/

Subterranean Fires IV


Subterranean Fires IV – Sandra Williams

Friday, March 15, 2019

Diversity in Recreational Reading

New ScotsRead recreational reading collection titles are filling our stacks! SciFi, current biography, non-fiction, contemporary fiction, and page-turning thrillers are included in this collection. 

Visit these page-turners on the main floor of Hewes Library and check out a title for 2 weeks (with 3 renewals).  New titles include:


13 Days in Ferguson, by Captain Ronald Johnson

49th Mystic, by Ted Dekker

An Anonymous Girl, by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Beach House Reunion, by Mary Alice Monroe

Black is the body, by Emily Bernard

The Boy, by Tami Hoag

Elizas: A Novel, by Sara Shepard

The End of the End of the Earth, by Johathan Franzen

Last Jedi, by Jason Fry

Merchants of Truth, by Jill Abramson

Pandemic, by Robin Cook

Parental Discretion is Advised, by Gerrick D. Kennedy

Perfect is Boring, by Tyra Banks

Plotters: A Novel, by Un-Su Kim

Speak, by Laurie Anderson

Thanks A Thousand, by A. J. Jacobs

When Women Ruled the World, by Kara Cooney



Monday, March 4, 2019

How to Get that Article

Did you find the perfect article in a library database, but the full-text was not available?  

Not all library resources are immediately available full-text, however, below are quick and easy directions to eventually obtain that article for your research!


Obtaining Full Text of Journal Articles


Step One:

If a Hewes Library database does NOT have the full text immediately available, use the "Find this item" Article Linker button to search all Hewes Library full-text resources. 
find this item button


When you click the button, a new Article Linker page will open and show full text results, if any.  Below is an example of results that found full-text in other library resources.


Step Two:

If the Article Linker page does not lead to full text, you may use the link provided on that same page to place an Interlibrary Loan request via the ILLiad system. First time users should create an account, using their Monmouth College credentials, and all the citation information will be transferred from the database into the request fields. Learn more about ILLiad & Interlibrary Loan.  

Friday, February 22, 2019

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Nqozi Adichie
  • Introduction to Aristotle edited by Richard McKeon
  • So Sad Today: Personal Essays by Melissa Broder
  • Information and Society by Michael Buckland
  • New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
  • Zuni Enigma by Nancy Yaw Davis
  • Mass Starvation: History and Future of Famine by Alex del Waal
  • Woman Suffrage & Citizenship in the Midwest, 1870 - 1920 by Sara Egge
  • Is Racial Equality Unconstitutional? by Mark Golub
  • Muslims and the Making of America by Amir Hussain

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Renewing Tips

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.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Raíces Exhibit "Identity Through Art"

Monmouth College Raíces student group curated the current exhibit at #HewesLibrary. 

You'll see examples of visual and written art by Monmouth College students as well as published Latinx authors. Take a Raices flier to learn more about the organization AND check out a featured book! 



Thursday, January 31, 2019

Recreational Reading!

Peruse the following NEW Scots Read on the main floor of Hewes Library!

Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
Circe by Madeline Miller
Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates 
Look For Me by Lisa Gardner
Someone Like Me by M.R. Carey
Target - Alex Cross by James Patterson
Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Friday, January 25, 2019

Trial Database: Human Anatomy

Explore Science from Every Angle!
Hewes Library is offering a new anatomy resource on a trial basis until February 6, 2019.
Human anatomy is known to be a challenging subject to master and teach, but traditional resources and lab materials are often limited, making it difficult for students to comprehend essential concepts. Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy is an innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research. These powerful tools can be used for in-classroom demonstrations or help with homework and research assignments.


Students can access a flexible and robust learning experience with Gale Interactive, allowing them to

  • delve deep into concepts with tools to zoom, rotate, and explore models.
  • experience guided interactive lessons aligned with course curriculum.
  • view relevant reference content from Gale for further study and research.
  • use self-assessments to ensure concept comprehension.
  • access resources on their computer at any time through multiple web browsers.


Monmouth College students, faculty and staff may use this resource on and off campus using this link:  https://library.monmouthcollege.edu/anatomy

Learn more:


New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Power: A Novel by Naomi Alderman
  • History: A Very Short Introduction by John H. Arnold
  • Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
  • Short Guide to Writing About Music by Jonathan D. Bellman
  • Introduction to Nuclear Science by Jeff C. Bryan
  • New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
  • Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel R. Delany
  • Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
  • Genetic Ethics: An Introduction by Colin Farrelly
  • Rage of Achilles by Terence Hawkins

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Art Exhibition Opens


A new art exhibition opens Friday, January 18th, from 3:00-4:30, in the Len G. Everett Gallery of Hewes Library.  The opening reception, gallery talk 3:30pm by artist Elizabeth Folk, is free and open to the public.



Statement from the artist:
"You Are A Monument explores contemporary notions of monumentality and sovereignty in a politically complex time. The works include an installation of sixteen flags, a rideable plush “equestrian statue,” and an accompanying performative video. The flags combine text from locally-sourced Illinois personal ads and symbols, created from randomly selected objects “for sale” on local Craigslist ads. Random juxtapositions of everyday objects and missed connections are re-presented utilizing flags, “chrome” poles, and a “bronze” statue on a plinth: the language of power. The toy-like equestrian statue evokes mental images of an out of control childish icon. The video seems playful at first, but as it slows the “horse” and rider fling about violently and the audio reveals an inner and unexpected menace.  In an iconoclastic time where historic monuments celebrating ugly parts of American history are highly contested, the statue and video seek to defamiliarize the equestrian statue itself as an iconic symbol. By monumentalizing the everyday interactions of the people of the greater Monmouth area, the exhibition raises the question of how and why we choose to celebrate our history."



Friday, January 11, 2019

Welcome Back Hours


Welcome Back!

Hewes Library hours this weekend:
Friday, January 11:  8am-4:30pm
Saturday, January 12: Closed
Sunday, January 13: Closed
Monday, January 14: 7:30am - 12midnight




JSTOR: Journals & Books

JSTOR, a Hewes Library database, has become synonymous with "full text" for many researchers. And it is!  While the database searches cover-to-cover scans of select scholarly journals, also included are over 40,000 scholarly ebook titles in full text, adding depth and breadth to your research.

Both collections are searched automatically in the default search, so need to change any settings or learn new tricks, but be sure to contact the Reference desk (reference@monmouthcollege.edu) if you do require assistance (quick guide for more information).

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Libraries Share with Us! Learn more

Looking for research materials? If you aren't able to locate what you need in the Hewes Library catalog, consider borrowing from I-Share.   


What is I-Share?
Monmouth College's Hewes Library participates in a sharing alliance of 90+ Illinois libraries. Monmouth College affiliates (students, faculty, staff) may borrow materials, for free, from I-Share institutions via their library account. The I-Share database contains over 12 million unique bibliographic records and nearly 38 million item records. This enormous consortial collection, combined with IShare’s resource sharing services, provides ready access to a collection that ranks among the world’s greatest research libraries. 
Learn more how to use I-Share and Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) on our website: https://library.monmouthcollege.edu/home/otherlibraries


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Trial Database: Interactive Human Anatomy

Explore Science from Every Angle!
Hewes Library is offering a new anatomy resource on a trial basis until February 6, 2019.
Human anatomy is known to be a challenging subject to master and teach, but traditional resources and lab materials are often limited, making it difficult for students to comprehend essential concepts. Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy is an innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research. These powerful tools can be used for in-classroom demonstrations or help with homework and research assignments.




Students can access a flexible and robust learning experience with Gale Interactive, allowing them to
  • delve deep into concepts with tools to zoom, rotate, and explore models.
  • experience guided interactive lessons aligned with course curriculum.
  • view relevant reference content from Gale for further study and research.
  • use self-assessments to ensure concept comprehension.
  • access resources on their computer at any time through multiple web browsers.

Monmouth College students, faculty and staff may use this resource on and off campus using this link:  https://library.monmouthcollege.edu/anatomy

Learn more:

Friday, January 4, 2019

New Recreational Reading

Peruse the following NEW Scots Read on the main floor of Hewes Library!

Becoming by Michelle Obama

There There:  A Novel by Tommy Orange

Green: A Novel by Sam Graham-Felson

Elevation: A Novel  by Stephen King

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Great Believers: A Novel  by Rebecca Makkai

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches From the Border by Francisci Cantu

Shell Game by Sara Paretsky

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and The Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy

Mary B: The Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice by Katherine Chen

Dragon's Code by Gigi McCaffrey

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Times (London) Digital Archive gets a facelift


The Times (London) Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of the Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century news coverage, with every page of every issue from 1785 to 2012 (6 year embargo).

This historical newspaper archive allows researchers an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper, in fact the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication!

This interface has recently transformed (see image below) for a more streamlined general and advanced search. Consider this database as a primary resource complement to social, political and cultural history courses.