Currently we subscribe to PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, and PsycTESTS directly from the American Psychological Association. However, other vendors provide different interfaces. Are they easier and clearer to use?
Which vendor presents PsycINFO in the best possible way: Ebsco, ProQuest, or APA?
I love PsycINFO. It’s definitely a librarian’s database! It targets searches, letting you find exactly what you want. It has a fantastic thesaurus to help you choose the best words to use, limits by age group, methodology, and topic area. Let’s see if the other interfaces highlight these great tools better than APA does.
- To get full text or search in PsycTESTS, click on the Change Databases link at the topof the page, scroll down to where PsycINFO is and click on the boxes next to PsycArticles, PsycBooks, and PsycTests.
- To get full text or search in PsycTESTS, click on the Choose Databases right above the search boxes, scroll down to where PsycINFO is and click on the boxes next to PsycArticles, PsycBooks, and PsycTests.
The trial is open until October 31, 2017. Let Merrie Davidson know which interface you like the best!
By Sofia Wolf
As UST welcomes new students to campus – whether first year, international, or transfer students – the Music & Media Collections at OSF Library cannot wait to share the many resources we have available for these new (or returning) Tommies. Found in room 104A in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, the Music & Media Collections has over 25,000 physical DVD and CD titles available for check out as well as numerous streaming databases featuring academic films and interviews, documentaries, foreign films, major motion pictures, and everything in between. Viewing stations, listening/view rooms, and external disc drives available for check out make it easy to utilize our resources. If you have been to the Music & Media Collections in the past, make sure to drop by this semester to browse the many new titles that were added throughout the summer.
We now have a trial for Mintel Reports (click on the link for Mintel Academic.) It’s a collection of full-text market research reports covering U. S. consumer markets. Market data includes size, segmentation, and forecasts. Sectors covered include automotive, beauty, clothing and footwear, drink, financial services, food, foodservice, health and wellness, home, household care, leisure and entertainment, lifestyles, personal care, retail, technology, and travel.
This trial runs through October 14, 2017. Please send your comments on this resource to Marianne Hageman.
By Sofia Wolf
If your summer of Netflix-binging has left you desperately searching for a good movie, Swank has your solution. Swank is a video streaming service available for free to all UST students, faculty, and staff through the Music & Media Collections and we recently added 41 great movies to its online collection
These new films include many recent hits spanning multiple genres to match any movie night you are planning. Adventure and comedy can be found in the hilarious coming-of-age story The Edge of Seventeen or Newt Scamander’s magical missteps in Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. Get your fill of drama, romance, and heartbreak in the films The Danish Girl, Sense & Sensibility, or Things to Come. Seeking action and suspense? The crime drama Dheepan or the horror/thriller Get Out are sure to excite.
Swank can be found in the list of “Online Video Resources” on the UST Films page and easily accessed on or off-campus by signing in with your St. Thomas username and password. Follow the arrows to access the database.
Did you know that University of St. Thomas was officially an all-male school in its undergraduate program for the first 92 years of its history? It wasn’t until September 1977 that women were first admitted as full members of the undergraduate class. While the school’s administrators anticipated that only 100 – 125 women would enroll in the first year, St. Thomas welcomed 221 women students for the Fall Semester.
From the Aquin, September 7, 1977
To accommodate the women undergraduates, the physical campus underwent a bit of a facelift prior to their arrival. Bathrooms and locker rooms were remodeled in existing buildings to provide spaces for women. But the most visible change to the campus landscape was an addition to Murray Hall. Constructed during the summer of 1977, housing for up to 94 female students was created.
Construction of the Murray Hall residence addition June 1977.
The transition to a coeducational institution went very smoothly by all accounts. By the 1980-81 academic year, 40 percent of the undergraduate student body were women. That same year, Rachel Wobschall was voted the by the student body to be the first female Tommie Award (formerly the “Mr. Tommy” award) winner.
Two female students in a Murray Hall residence room, May 1978.
To explore more of the history of the University of St. Thomas, visit the University Archives webpage.
By Sofia Wolf
The second UST summer session just began and before you know it, so will fall classes! Many courses require students to view or listen to content which will contribute to assignments, tests, or class discussion. However, students often face the problem of where this content should be viewed, especially if it must be done as a group. The Music & Media Collection in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library makes it convenient to watch a film or listen to audio with a group by offering two Viewing/Listening rooms, now available for reservation! Booking one is as simple as booking a group study room at the library – simply visit the “Films” tab within the OSF Library homepage, select “Book A Media Viewing/Listening Room,” choose your date, duration, and which room you would like to reserve, then reserve a room using your UST student information.
Be sure to take advantage of one of the many fantastic resources offered by the Music & Media Collections and ace your next group project!
Tom Murray ,78 and his father John Murray ’50
Tom Murray, St. Thomas class of ’78, will read from his new novel, Father, Sons and the Holy Ghosts of Baseball, on Wednesday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the O’Shaughnessy Room (Room 108) of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.
Reading is free and open to all – books will be available for purchase – refreshments provided!
For complete details, please read Newsroom article here!
By Sofia Wolf
Although the first calendar day of summer was not long ago, it is fair to say that the season is in full swing. Just as beaches, vacations, and the occasional sunburn are staples of summer, so are the highly anticipated summer blockbusters. It is a time for action, comedy, and adventure to draw in the crowds. However, if you want to see fantastic films without battling a crowd, the Music & Media Collections at the St. Thomas O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library is the place to be.
In the form of both physical DVD copies and thousands of online streaming options, now is your opportunity to catch up on the summer blockbusters you might have missed. These are only a few of the great films, documentaries, and TV series the Music & Media Collections has to offer all summer long. If you cannot make it to campus, be sure to explore the extensive streaming services available for your use!Notable past summer blockbusters available at OSF:
Star Wars, A New Hope Call #: PN 1997 .S733 ep.4 2006 DVD
E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial Call #: PN1997 .E8777 2012 DVD
The Dark Knight (Streaming) currently available for streaming on Swank
Inception Call #: PN1997 .I5325 2010 DVD
Inception (Streaming) currently available for streaming on Swank
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Pt. 2 Call #: PR6068 .O93 H3 2011
Inside Out Call #: PN1997 .I556 2015 DVD
By Liz Legatt
As everyone departs from campus and begins their summer jobs, classes, and vacations, don’t forget that the Music & Media Collections is still capable of meeting your needs from home! Because of our continuously updated streaming services, members of the St. Thomas community have access to thousands of films and music through our databases.
If you find yourself in need of a film for class or simply have some free time on your hands, you can find our Online Video and Music Sources right through the St. Thomas Libraries website. And if you still need to come in to the Music & Media Collections for face-to-face help, effective May 22nd our hours will be changed as follows:
Music and Media Collections Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8am to 8pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed