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Technical Difficulties: ProQuest Databases


We are currently experiencing some difficulties accessing our ProQuest databases.  You may find that when you attempt to link to a database on the ProQuest platform that the page won’t load. To correct this problem, please choose another non-ProQuest database first and get logged in. Then, without closing your browser, proceed back to your link to the ProQuest database and it should load for you.  We are very sorry for this inconvenience, and we are actively working on a solution to this issue.

Libraries, News & Events

Please do not damage library materials or remove them without authorization

When a member of the community removes or destroys library materials, it is a violation of a social contract, and it deprives others of the benefit of this commonly owned resource. Library collections, in part, are developed to preserve ideas for the future. Librarians take seriously their responsibility to collect, preserve and circulate these important materials. The system is unique in society, it is very civilized, and it works as long as the community respects and honors the basic principles of community owned and maintained resources.

Because the Libraries strive to provide collections that represent a diversity of viewpoints, library users may occasionally find materials owned by the Libraries to be controversial or objectionable. Written complaints will be considered within the guidelines outlined in our collection policy that can be found here.

Please send your questions and comments to the Associate Director for Collection Management and Services Meg Manahan at mkmanahan@stthomas.edu.

Database Highlights & Trials, Libraries, Services

Technical Difficulties (off campus only) – APA PsycNET




PsycNET and all of it’s associated databases (PsycINFO, PsycBOOKS, PsycTESTS, and PsycARTICLES) changed their interface on Monday, July 17. Since that time, these resources have not been available for access from off campus. This is a problem being widely experienced across universities, and APA is actively working on a solution.

During this time, the resources ARE accessible on campus, but if you need an alternative database to use from home, check out these helpful research guides for undergraduate psychology research or graduate psychology research.

We apologize for the inconvenience!

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Explore Difficult Topics

Check out these library resources as we struggle to learn about and find solutions for the difficulties Americans are currently facing.what-do-you-think

Kanopy Streaming: Search by subject and find videos on Politics, the Media, Race, Class, Gender, LGBT issues, and more.

CQ Magazine: The CQ news team includes more than 100 reporters, editors, and researchers that cover virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis. Get in-depth reports on issues looming on the congressional horizon, plus a complete wrap up the previous week’s news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes.

CQ Researcher: Find original information on health care, criminal justice, political and social trends, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy. Each report includes an overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

Issues & Controversies: Explore timely, in-depth, and objective articles on topics such as politics, government, business, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, this resource includes links to news coverage, pros and cons statements, timelines, statistics, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: A one-stop source for information on a variety of social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, as well as full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Facts on File World News Digest: Find daily news stories of current events from around the world. This resource covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940. Search by story in the title index; browse by decade, country or issue. Also includes an Encyclopedia, Almanac and curriculum tools. Watch for Historic Documents link in special features to find older materials.

Access World News: Contains the full-text of thousands of national and international newspapers and other news sources, as well as Special Reports such as this one on the 2016 presidential election. Conduct a global search of all newspapers, or choose newspapers within a region, or even within an individual country. When searching for newspapers in North America, drill down to sources within a state, and in some cases down to smaller town newspapers. Includes foreign language newspapers, campus news, tv news transcripts, and business news.

News & Events, Political Science

1st Presidential Debate Tonight!

POTUS Podium

The debate will air from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox New, and MSNBC among others.

All the major news networks will offer a free live stream as will YouTube (included below) and Twitter.



Alternate live streams: C-SPAN, CNN, NewsMax, CBS News

The first debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.

For more election resources, see http://libguides.stthomas.edu/vote2016.
News & Events, Political Science

Primary Election Day Is Tuesday, August 9th!



Get ready to get your vote on, Tommies – the MN Primary Election is Tuesday, August 9th.  While MN held its set of caucuses in March for voters to cast their presidential preference ballots, this primary election is to determine which other candidates for local, state, and federal offices will show up on the general election ballot in November.

If this is your first primary election in MN, know that there will be both partisan and nonpartisan offices up for election on your ballot. Minnesota does not have political party registration, so you decide which one of the two parties you will vote for.

For more information about this upcoming election or the election in November, check out #USTLibraries Research Guide: Vote 2016


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Free Caucus Workshop

2016bannerThursday, February 25th, you are invited to the Secretary of State’s Address on the State of Elections at the Wellstone Center at Neighborhood House in St. Paul from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn about new voter outreach efforts and to hear how you can get involved in 2016.

After the address, representatives from the two major parties invite you to attend a workshop from 12:50 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn how to participate in each party’s precinct caucus process. Learn more and RSVP.

For more information about the upcoming caucus and the 2016 elections, check out the libraries’ guide to the 2016 General Election.

News & Events, Political Science

Countdown to the 2016 Presidential Election: New Hampshire Primary & Another Round of Debates This Week

preselectionTomorrow, Feb. 9th, the nation kicks off its first primary election in New Hampshire, following Iowa’s Caucuses that were held on Feb. 1st.  Following those results, both the Democrats and Republicans have scheduled live debates. The Democrats’ debate is scheduled to air on Feb. 11th at 8 p.m. on PBS, and the Republicans’ debate is to air on Feb. 13th at 8 p.m. on CBS.

To find out more about election events and the presidential candidates, check out our guide to the 2016 General Election.

Here you will find links to all sorts of useful information including:

  • A quiz to find out which candidate you REALLY support
  • Video and transcripts for all past public debates
  • Fact checking sites that show who is being honest and who is bending the truth
  • A news aggregator showing the top political headlines from sources all around the web

Visit it today and throughout 2016 to make sure you are in the know this campaign season.