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 ( 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:

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:

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.