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Monmouth College Hewes Library



Books inform your research question by providing:

  • contextual background information
  • detailed scholarly research to strengthen your research
  • bibliographies that may lead to additional sources

Find Books Using Library Catalogs

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 3 day delay.*


  • 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 3 day delay.*

Search Narrow and Broad

Search BROADLY and NARROWLY for topics in the library catalog.

  • (famine OR poverty) AND Yemen     NARROW
  • econom* AND Yemen                       BROADER
  • econom* AND “Middle East”             BROADER
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