News & Events

Group Study Room Bookings now require user confirmation

Effective 5/11/2015, users of our group study rooms must confirm their online reservation within 30 minutes by clicking on a link on the confirmation email you will receive after submitting the booking request.  Only valid UST email addresses will receive the confirmation emails.

We’re taking this additional step to deal with certain abuses of the system and to ensure a fair distribution of the available group study spaces.

If you have questions, feel free to contact John Heintz via email or at 651-962-5018.

Group study booking form

 

Database Highlights & Trials, News & Events

Something New for YOU at UST Libraries

It’s that time of year here at UST Libraries: we’ve heard from many of you and are now working hard to purchase resources and get new subscriptions set up.

New Resources Now AvailableBlog

GENERAL/INTERDISCIPLINARY

  • Kanopy Streaming Films A database that contains documentaries and educational films on social, political, cultural issues, education, and American history. It also provides a collection of Foreign Films.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online:  There were a number of changes to our subscribed subjects, adding some and dropping some.  We now have access to these 11: Art History, Childhood Studies, Chinese Studies, Criminology, Education, Management, Medieval Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology
  • Routledge Handbooks Online: We are in the process of activating and cataloging approximately 100 titles in this new resource, in seven different subject bundles: Business & Economics; Communication, Journalism, Media & Culture; Environment & Sustainability; Health & Social Care; Linguistics; Philosophy; and Sport and Leisure.

BUSINESS/ECONOMICS

  • Mergent Archives:  An additional component to MergentOnline; an indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents.
  • Mergent Intellect:  An additional component to MergentOnline; a collection of worldwide business information incorporating sources such as Hoover’s, Dun & Bradstreet, and First Research.
  • Oxford Handbooks Online  Economics & Finance Foundation Collection:  An additional book bundle to fill out the existing Economics & Finance Collections previously purchased
  • Oxford Handbooks Online  Economics & Finance 2013 Collection:  An additional book bundle to fill out the existing Economics & Finance Collections previously purchased
  • SRDS Compete Pro  A new resource from the SRDS/Kantar Media family. Use it to see the traffic, engagement, and demographics for any of the top 1 million sites on the internet. Restricted to UST students, faculty, and staff; users must log in with their UST email address.

ENGLISH/COJO/HISTORY/MODERN LANGUAGES

  • Bibliography of British and Irish History is an extensive guide to the published writings (books, book chapters and journal articles) on British and Irish history.
  • Oxford Dictionaries  Please welcome Arabic and Portuguese to our Oxford family of dictionaries: Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, German, and French.

PHILOSOPHY/LAW/THEOLOGY/RELIGION

  • Philosopher’s Index with Full Text on EBSCOhost: We upgraded our subscription to Philosopher’s Index (now retired) to the full text version.
  • ProQuest Congressional Base This resource that provides access to congressional publications is now available to all of UST. In the past, our access was restricted to just the Law Library, but now all of UST may access.

HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE

SCIENCE/COMPUTER SCIENCE/ENGINEERING

SOCIAL SCIENCES/PSYCHOLOGY/EDUCATION

  • LGBT Life This new EBSCO database indexes the world’s literature regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues, both academic and grassroots.
  • Sage Research Methods Online Use to find articles, books, and videos online about different methodologies, statistical analyses, and research designs in the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

UST Libraries are excited to be able to continually add new resources to our collection. If you ever come across something you’d like to see added, please let us know. Requests can be made directly to any UST Librarian or through one of our online request forms.

Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Library Week Quiz Results Announced!

question marksThank you to everyone who took the “How Well Do You Know the Library?” quiz during Library Week!    We hope you enjoyed learning more about the library – and the candy you received for turning in your completed quiz!

Congratulations to these quiz prize drawing winners:

Ignacio Garcia, Charlie Kiolbasa, Laura Bearth, Kaitlin Salter and Grace Herbertz!

 

 

How Well Do You Know the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library? 
(True or False)

1. Only faculty are allowed to check out movies from the Media Resources Collection.
False.  Current UST faculty, staff, and students may check out movies.

2. UST students can get help for a reference or research question 24 hours a day.
True.  Students can get help from a librarian even when the library is closed via a service called AskMN.

3. The best way to make sure you can get a group study room in the library is to get here early!
False.  You can reserve a library study room in advance, online!

4. Headphones can be checked out at the circulation desk for just $1 per hour.
False.  This was a bit tricky – there are headphones available for checkout, but they do not cost $1 per hour.  They are free!

5. There is no way to lock up your valuable belongings in the library, so all you can do is ask someone else to guard them.
False.  There are free lockers available for your use in a secure location behind the Circulation Desk. 

(Short Answer)

1. What is the nickname for the library’s 2nd floor Great Hall?
Harry Potter Room

2. What is the name of the library web page Google-style search?
Summon

3.    What two devices does the library provide so you can charge your phone while you’re here?
1) the charging station near the library coffee shop, and
              2) smart phone charging cords available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.
4.    What item can you check out from the Circulation Desk that can recharge your energy and boost your mood on dark or cloudy days?
We have a special tabletop lamp commonly called a SAD light – it can boost your energy on a dark day, or help if you have Seasonal Affective Disorder in the winter months.

5. What is the best and most efficient way to start your research paper?
a)   Start Googling
        b)   Ask other people in your class what they did
        c)   Go to the reference desk and ask for help with research skills and resources

 

 

Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Music and Art of the 1930s – May 5 noonartsound

depression era 1Our final noonartsound presentation of the academic year, “The 1930s: Songs of the Early Labor Movement,” will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at noon in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library.  noonartsound is always free and always open to all!

 

Andy Scheiber and Liz Wilkinson

Please join us in the O’Shaughnessy Room for music of the 1930s, presented by two professors of the UST English Department, Andrew (AJ) Scheiber and Liz Wilkinson.  They have been performing folk and honky-tonk music as “Wilkinson James” for the past seven years, and will be playing a mixture of original songs and folk and labor tunes from the 1930s, including a song or two by Woody Guthrie.

Shelly Nordtorp-Madson

Shelly Nordtorp-Madson

Shelly Nordtorp-Madson will present popular art and photos from the 1930s, including images of labor unrest and musicians from that time.

Bring your lunch if you wish – beverages and light dessert will be provided.   We look forward to seeing you on May 5!

Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Poetry on the Patio – Noon, April 28 – on the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library terrace

 


Picture1Please plan to join us at Noon on April 28 and enjoy favorite poems read by your colleagues across campus!   On Tuesday, April 28, we’ll host our 17th Annual Poetry on the Patio – open and free to all – refreshments will be provided!

If you would like to take a peek at previous poetry readings you’ll find a recording of each event, a list of readers, what they read, and more!  If by chance the weather is too chilly or rainy, we will hold the poetry reading inside the library, Room 102.

April is National Poetry Month and we hope you will enjoy celebrating with us!   We begin as close to Noon as possible  – as soon as the carillon bells finish their singing!

Program for the 17th Annual Poetry on the Patio

Dan Gjelten:          Such Singing in the Wild Branches  by Mary Oliver

Beth Bergfield:     The Lake Isle of Innisfree   by W. B. Yeats

Lisa Thao:             Our Greatest Fear         by Marianne Williamson
                                       &  Phenomenal Woman    by Maya Angelou

David Penchansky:         Frenzy   by Anne Sexton
                                                   may my heart always be open    by e.e. cummings
                                                      i thank you God for most this amazing day    by e.e. cummings

Meg Wilkes Karraker:   The Starfish in an Instant   by Miriam Wilkes Karraker

Ann Klein:       The Blessed Virgin Compared to the Air We Breathe  by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Peter Breuch:                  selected poems  by Emily Wall

Amy Gage:                      Whatever Doesn’t Serve   by Danna Faulds
                                                 Wild Geese     by Mary Oliver

Martin Warren:            The Miller’s Tale (lines 678 – 713a)  by Geoffrey Chaucer
Merrie Davidson:         Break of Day in the Trenches          by Isaac Rosenberg

Michael Klein:               To the Fig Tree on 9th  and Christian  by Ross Gay

Hannah Tilstra:            Famous      by Naomi Shihab Nye

 

Classical Languages, Latin America, Libraries, Media Resources Collection, Modern Languages, New Materials, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Foreign Language Films via Kanopy

kanopy The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to the Foreign Language Films , a streaming movie collection delivered by “Kanopy.” We have over 40 foreign films available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through the above link and browse.

If you have questions about this streaming film collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu

Classical Languages, Database Highlights & Trials, Latin America, Libraries, Media Resources Collection, Modern Languages, New Materials, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

World Cinema Video Database

FOD The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to the World Cinema Video Database, a streaming movie collection delivered by “Films on Demand.” We have over 400 foreign films available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through the above link and browse by country. To watch a film, click on the “title of film.” .

If you have questions about this streaming film collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu