The 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
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.” .
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.
- ProQuest platform databases
- ProQuest Congressional
- Dissertations Express
- PQDT Open
Bibliographic and catalog enrichment services
- Books in Print
- ProQuest Syndetic Solutions
All 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:
– ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
– ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
– Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available)
– ProQuest Digital Microfilm
Reference management/Research support tools
– 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.
At 6pm on Thursday, Nov. 5 VAST videos will be unavailable for about 30 minutes. Please plan accordingly.
1:16pm. This issue has been resolved. Please let us know if you experience otherwise.
We have over 140 journals from the publisher Taylor & Francis. They are currently experiencing technical difficulties. They are aware of the problem and working on it. Thanks for your patience.
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 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 <email@example.com>, or leave your comments below.
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.
On Saturday, August 8, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products. The window is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and will last for eight (8) hours.
During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available:
- Databases on the ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
- Databases on the ProQuest Congressional platform (congressional.proquest.com)
- Databases on the Chadwyck-Healey platform
- ProQuest Digital Microfilm
Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
- Books in Print®
- ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™
- Resources for College Libraries
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!
Over the weekend we experienced downtime with RefWorks. The parent company, Proquest, mishandled our renewal and let it be known that St. Thomas decided not to renew our subscription. That is not true. We most certainly renewed the subscription but there was a mix-up at the parent company. We in the libraries apologize for any difficulty this may have caused. Please know that RefWorks has been fully restored and no one lost any content.