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Business & Economics, Database Highlights & Trials, New Materials

UST libraries will cancel Nexis Uni, and replace it with Westlaw Campus Research

 

The University of St. Thomas Libraries subscribe to databases and electronic materials based on curricular needs and faculty requests.  We are continually watching for products that address these needs with relevant, easy-to-access content.  One long-standing need is legal information for students who are not in law school.  For example, students studying business or social work may require primary and secondary legal information on a variety of topics in their disciplines.   Lexis Nexis, now known as Nexis Uni, has long been our database for that type of legal information, as well as providing national and international news sources and public company information.  However, this database has never been easy to search or navigate, so we have been looking for another database that can provide the same information.  We have finally found one, Westlaw Campus Research.

Westlaw is a reputable database, and a staple in law libraries across the country.  The Westlaw Campus Research is designed for academic research across the disciplines.  Along with legal materials, it also contains thousands of full-text news sources, and information about public companies.  The decision to cancel Nexis Uni and replace it with Westlaw was made after careful consideration and a trial of the database during which librarians gathered feedback from students and faculty. The response to Westlaw was positive, especially around the interface and ease of searching.  We understand that this is a big change and are committed to working with you to make that transition as easy as possible. Our subscription to Nexis Uni will end on July 1, 2018.  Access to Westlaw Campus Research is expected to begin by June 2018, so you will have some time when both are available.  And for current local and international news sources updated daily, the UST libraries subscribe to Access World News and ProQuest Global Newsstream.  Both databases provide access to thousands of news sources that can be searched by topic, Access World News can also be searched by regionIf there is anything that your subject librarian can do in order to assist you in using these databases, or to understand the materials in Westlaw, please let us know.

 

Archbishop Ireland Library, Database Highlights & Trials, Faculty News, New Materials, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Theology

“America; the Jesuit Review of Faith and Culture” is now available via Flipster.

The University of St. Thomas Libraries are pleased to announce that we recently added America; the Jesuit Review of Faith and Culture to the list of the periodicals the University of St. Thomas students, faculty, and staff may read online via Flipster.

The University of St. Thomas’ students, faculty, and staff may read a number of popular periodicals we make available on this digital newsstand, which may be accessed anytime on computers or mobile devices. Periodicals in Flipster have true-to-life layouts with all the full-color images and advertisements one finds in the print version of the same periodical.

Suggested reading: “A Christian Funeral Classic” by Colleen Dulle, in the January 8, 2018, issue of America. The article tells of the work of the University of St. Thomas’ Artist in Residence, Fr. Michael Joncas, whose hymn, “On Eagle’s Wings” achieved global popularity 38 years ago.

Fr. Michael Joncas, Theology Department, October 2004, Classroom images

Media/Music Collections, New Materials, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

New Additions to Swank Streaming Service

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.

 

 

 

Archbishop Ireland Library, Charles J. Keffer Library, Database Highlights & Trials, Libraries, Media/Music Collections, New Materials, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Digitalia Films Library

The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to Digitalia Films Library (video streaming database). The database with more than 900 titles, is a multilingual, multi-national collection of movies and documentaries from Spain, France, other European countries, North America (Classic) and Latin America (especially Mexico, Cuba, Argentina and Brazil). Among the subjects included in the documentaries are archeology, history, nature, arts, and more. The entire collection is available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.
Note: To activate the English subtitles please click under the CC icons

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

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

 

New Materials, News & Events

New: Access to 18,000 eBooks from Wiley!

The UST Libraries is pleased to announce we have added a package of over 18,000 ebooks from Wiley to our online collection!

 The collection contains titles in the following disciplines:

  • Agriculture, Aquaculture, & Food Service
  • Business, Economics, Finance & Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Physical & Material Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine

These ebooks can be accessed via Summon, making sure to limit to ebooks that are available full text online at UST.

If you are curious to browse the collection as a whole, you may do so at the Wiley Online Library (keep in mind that searches in Wiley’s interface may also bring up journal articles that UST does not currently subscribe to).

Feel free to contact Laura Hansen with any questions or for an individual title list in your discipline.

 

New Materials, News & Events, Science

New Journal for UST Bone and Mineral Researchers!

I’m pleased to report that the UST libraries subscription of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research is now live!

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Published monthly by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research,  JBMR® contains “original manuscripts, reviews, and special articles in basic and clinical science relevant to bone, muscle and mineral metabolism. Manuscripts are published on the biology and physiology of bone and muscle, relevant systems biology topics (e.g. osteoimmunology), and the pathophysiology and treatment of osteoporosis, sarcopenia and other disorders of bone and mineral metabolism.*”

Even more importantly – it comes highly recommended by our UST faculty!

In other words, we hope it will be a great new resource for the many anatomy researchers here at UST, as our health and wellness programs continue to thrive.

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UST’s subscription goes back to 1997, and you can look for issues in our A-Z list of databases, linked to in subject-related research guides (like the Health and Human Performance department’s guide), or ask any UST Librarian for assistance.

Happy researching!



*from the ASBMR website

 

Libraries, New Materials, News & Events, Recently Read

2015 UST Libraries Summer Reading List!

Looking for something good to read this summer?  UST Libraries and IRT staff have some cool recommendations for you on this year’s summer reading  list, available here:

UST Libraries Summer Reading List

Lists from previous years are also at your fingertips.  Most of the books are available via UST or CLIC libraries, and for the first time there is a suggested free website for all the crime and history buffs.  So grab a book and head for the beach or a shady spot and enjoy a fun read, summer is here!

Classical Languages, Latin America, Libraries, Media/Music Collections, 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/Music Collections, 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