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Database Highlights & Trials

Start with Summon

Welcome to a new school year. Please note that Summon is now the default search. You can search

Books
Articles
Journals
Movies
Encyclopedias
Music

and 85 other types of library content.

Despite the announcement on August 25 that Summon wasn’t working on iOS. That has been fixed. Summon works just fine on PC, Mac, iOS, Android and anything else that’s out there.

If you EVER have any problems using ANY library resource, please ask us.  We’re here to help you have a successful, not stressful, year.

 

Database Highlights & Trials

Summon not available for iOS

We are very sorry to report that there is a glitch in the system somewhere and Summon is not working on iOS products. The company we get Summon from is aware of the problem. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Hopefully things will right themselves soon. Please use Summon from a laptop or desktop until this is resolved. Thanks. And again, sorry.

Database Highlights & Trials

Big Day for Thomas Aquinas

AquinasThe UST Libraries just added the Collected Works of Thomas Aquinas (Electronic Edition) to our collection. If you can believe it, this title was available on CD-Rom before now. I’m happy to report that, like nearly everything else in the known world, it has been made available on the web for your 24/7 viewing pleasure.  And as an added bonus, if you were to require some help in interpreting the works of Thomas Aquinas, we’ve also just added the Oxford Handbook of Aquinas, which is one of 64 titles included the new Oxford Handbooks of Philosophy collection.

Database Highlights & Trials, Media/Music Collections, Music, New Materials, News & Events

Medici.TV

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The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to Medici.TV. A streaming video music database covering over 1,500 films in high definition with the best of classical music from Baroque to Contemporary music, including: concerts, operas, ballets, archival documents, portraits of artists and composers, master classes, conductors in rehearsals. Over 100 live broadcast every year from leading concert halls and classical music festivals.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through this link Medici.TV . To watch a performance click on the “picture.” .

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

 

Database Highlights & Trials

Proquest Planned Outage

On Saturday March 12, all ProQuest products will be unavailable from 9 p.m. and will last for 8 hours.

During this time, access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available, and users will be redirected to a web page explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Research databases

  • ProQuest platform databases
  • ProQuest Congressional

Dissertations

  • Dissertations Express
  • PQDT Open

Research tools

  • RefWorks
  • Pivot

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment services

  • Books in Print
  • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions
Database Highlights & Trials

Proquest Unavailable for 1/16-1/17

proquestlogoAll of ProQuest & its related databases will be unavailable to the public starting at 9 p.m. Saturday and lasting until 5 a.m. on Sunday.  This means any library resource that has this logo will not be available.  Here’s a sample list:

Research databases
– ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
– ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
– Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available)
– ProQuest Digital Microfilm

Reference management/Research support tools
– RefWorks
– COS Funding Opportunities
– COS Scholar Universe

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
– Books in Print®
– LibraryThing for Libraries™
– Resources for College Libraries

If you need these resources, please wait it out until later on Sunday morning.   Thanks for your understanding.

Database Highlights & Trials

Trial – Flipster

Two years ago we introduced BrowZine, a powerful, digital browsing experience for academic journals, and now we are trialing a similar product for popular magazines. Until the end of October, you can browse, flip through, and read the more than 650 magazines available on Flipster, a digital newsstand for anytime access on your computer or mobile device. Magazines in Flipster have true-to-life layout with all the full color pictures and advertisements. Flipster Mags

Flipster allows you to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. As I said, our current trial includes their entire collection of magazines, but in the event that we subscribe to Flipster, we would have to pick and choose which titles we could offer. It may also be the case that we HAVE to subscribe to certain titles through Flipster, because rumor has it, titles such as Science News may ONLY be available to us in the future through Flipster.

Flipster has many features designed to give readers an easy and fun digital reading experience. You can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific magazines. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links to quickly go to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Please check out this fun resource before our trial ends on October 31. Send any feedback and which magazines you would like to see it host to Meg Manahan <mkmanahan@stthomas.edu>, or leave your comments below.

Database Highlights & Trials

October is TRIALS MONTH

It’s that wonderful time of year again when, twice a year, once in fall semester and again in spring semester, we trial new products. Throughout the month you’ll see a wide variety of products we are considering for purchase. Please stop by every few days, take these resources for a test drive and comment – either directly on the blog or privately to the librarian (email addresses will be provided) if you feel we should add this resource to our collection.