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Monmouth College Hewes Library

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Search Catalogs to Locate Books

As a Monmouth College patron, you have access to three tiers of library catalogs. 

 

Hewes Library Catalog

  • Locate physical books, DVDs and media owned by Hewes Library; select Ebooks included
  • Materials may be print or digital and are immediately available on campus

Search for books, ebooks, dvds, and documents in Hewes Library

 

I-Share Catalog

  • Locate and borrow books owned in other Illinois academic libraries
  • To request an item first login to the library catalog. Learn more about requesting materials via I-Share.
  • Materials are delivered to Hewes Library in 3-5 days *NOTE: COVID-19 quarantines will cause an added 1 day delay.*

WorldCat

  • A larger, international library catalog, WorldCat, allows identification of materials beyond the Hewes Library and the I-Share Catalog. (Be sure to check these catalogs first.)
  • Materials identified in WorldCat may be requested using WorldShare.
  • Items may take 7-14 days to arrive. *NOTE: COVID-19 quarantines will cause an added 1 day delay.*

Sample Catalog Searches

To find books on a topic: 

  1. First, try searching by KEYWORD.  When you locate a relevant book, notice the SUBJECT words assigned to the record. These words can help locate additional materials on your topic.
  2. If the KEYWORD search is too broad (too many results), consider searching by SUBJECT field. This limits the search to just that database field, thus increasing the relevancy of the results. See the example below.
  3. See the "Search Tips" tab for additional help!

subject search

 

Sample searches: 

Click on the links to conduct these searches in the library catalog OR copy/paste these search strings into the Hewes Library catalog and I-Share catalog. Be sure to select the SUBJECT field to search (as seen above).

View a sample catalog search:

sample sports injury catalog search

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