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Microaggressions Resources by Dr. Derald Wing Sue


If you attended Dr. Derald Wing Sue’s excellent presentation on microaggressions on February 12, you’ll remember that he noted several books that his comments were based on.  The University Libraries own unlimited electronic access to the three books he mentioned – titles will take you directly to the books.

Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence : Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race (2015)

Microaggressions in Everyday Life : Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation (2010)

Microaggressions and Marginality : Manifestation, Dynamics, and Impact (2010)


In addition to these titles, the Libraries collection includes many other books and articles by Dr. Sue.  We also have a number of videos of Dr. Sue’s presentations, including What does it Mean to be White? the Invisible Whiteness of Being (2004)


If there are other materials by Dr. Sue that you think we should own, please let us know!

Libraries, Media/Music Collections, New Materials, News & Events

Lumière Online Video Library

Lumière (originally known as the Library of Foreign Language Film Clips) was created by the Berkeley Language Center in 2008. This online library contains 20,389 clips drawn from 5,697 films in 62 languages.

UST Faculty can use clips that have already been created or create their own. Also, entire films are available. The clips/films can be requested only from films St. Thomas and Berkeley both currently own.

To access Lumiere, click in the following link: select “Apply for an Account.” Under “User institution” be sure to select University of St. Thomas (MN) and include your department and role. For more information, contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Head of the Music & Media Collections.

For detailed instructions on how to use Lumière do to this link:

This Collection is limited to faculty only. The Collection cannot be used for campus screening (not for public events).
In order to approve your account, you must agree to post the URLs only in Canvas, where access is limited to students enrolled in your class; do NOT send links via email to your students.

CLICsearch, Libraries, Media/Music Collections, News & Events

Temporary Changes Finding Videos and Audio in CLICsearch

Starting February 9th, the vendor Alexander Street will be pulling their records out of CLICsearch to replace them with updated ones. As a result, videos from Alexander Street’s databases will not appear using the “Videos” filter in CLICsearch. Same goes for music/audio. This process will take several weeks but when it is done all searches will return to normal.

Here is a list of databases that will be affected:

  • 60 Minutes
  • AVON
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video
  • Music Online: Classical Performance in Video
  • Music Online: Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
  • Music Online: Popular Music Library
  • Music Online: Contemporary World Music

During this period, to find videos please use both “Audio Visual” and “Videos” filters TOGETHER so you can have results from Alexander Street databases and all the other databases.

To find music/audio please use both “Audio Visual” and “Audio” filters TOGETHER.

  • Note that you may have to spend more time finding what you are looking for within your search results during this time.
  • Any links used from the old CLICsearch records may not work
  • EZ-proxy links taken directly from those databases will still work.

The Search Box from the Films Page: has been updated to filter to “Audio Visual” and “Videos”The Search Box from the Music Page: has been updated to filter to “Audio Visual” and “Audio”

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Head of the Music & Media Collections, Cindy Badilla-Melendez at or at 25464.

News & Events

APA 7th Edition Spring Workshops

Will you need to write a paper for class in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, business) that requires APA style and citations? Attend the APA 7th ed. Workshop presented by the St. Thomas Libraries. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn about updates in the new edition of the style guide and what helpful tools are available.

Computer access will be provided but feel free to bring your own laptop or device. Space is limited.

Feb 19: 5-6pm, Zoom – link will be emailed after registration
Feb 26: 3-4pm, Minneapolis campus, Terrence Murphy Hall, Room 254
Mar 4: 3-4pm, St. Paul campus, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Room 208

Register at

photo of the whiteboard in the library. Full text is in the accompanying post
Libraries, News & Events

You belong here

Statement from the University Libraries, posted Dec. 13, 2019:

In regards to the conversation started by the posters in the library stairwell. We want to thank everyone for the passionate and constructive dialogue around a difficult topic.

No matter how you may have felt

  • upset
  • accused
  • thoughtful
  • supported
  • silenced threatened
  • reflective
  • empathetic
  • marginalized
  • seen
  • ashamed
  • challenged
  • called out
  • intimidated
  • relieved
  • uncomfortable
  • empowered
  • grateful

Remember that the library supports the exploration of all points of view and welcomes everyone.

The library is a place to

  • encounter…
  • engage with…
  • find support for…
  • be challenged by…


You belong here!
photo of the whiteboard in the library. Full text is in the accompanying post

You can read more in the TommieMedia article about the World Café posters.

News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Subjects/Topics

2019 Annual World Café posters in the library

photo of library stairwell with poster reading "Did you acknowledge your privilege today?"

the poster reads, “Did you acknowledge your privilege today?”

If you come into O’Shaughnessy-Frey library this week and head up the stairwell, you’ll see some new posters posing questions and potential answers around institutional and structural racism.  Those posters came out of the 2019 Annual World Café, a faculty-led event at which St. Thomas students from multiple disciplines came together for discussion in October.

The World Café model has been used at St. Thomas since 2012 to facilitate conversations around critical issues.  Each year, this interdisciplinary event involves large groups of students participating in faculty-facilitated dialogue as a way of gaining perspective from people with different viewpoints.  This year’s event covered issues related to structural, cultural, and institutional racism.  Students emerged from the discussion with questions and/or action steps regarding racial justice in our community.

The questions and action steps are posted in the main staircase of the library.  They are provocative and thought-provoking and intended to spark conversations. If you wish, please continue this conversation by sharing your thoughts on the rotunda whiteboard.

You can read more about the World Café dialogue model and last year’s program at St. Thomas in the article “The World Café: Promoting Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Global Health Issues” published in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Diversity & Democracy by Dr. Roxanne Prichard, Dr. Starr Sage, and Dr. Amy Finnegan.

Below is a selection of photos of the posters as well as a photos of the responses left on the whiteboard.   We will add more photos of responses as the conversation continues.



News & Events

Second Winter Lights Event: Managing Stress and Finding Joy — Dec. 11, noon – 1pm

Now that we’ve entered December and the snow is on the ground, there is no question that we’re well into the winter season.  At our last Winter Lights event, we talked about what we love about winter, and what the hardest parts of the season are.  Winter can be filled with joy and beauty, it can be quiet and cozy. Winter can also be cold and isolating and full of stresses around finals, holidays, and end of year deadlines.

At our next Winter Lights event, we’ll continue that conversation and dive into those joys and stresses that we encounter during the winter.  Counseling staff will lead a discussion about stress relief, finding joy, and demonstrate a relaxation technique.  After the discussion, we’ll have a chance for everyone to create their own scent-pot mixture to take home and enjoy.  Of course, we’ll also have snacks, related library resources, and a video of a crackling fire to keep us cozy.

Everyone is invited, we hope you’ll join us!

Winter Lights: Managing Stress and Finding Joy

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Noon to 1:00 pm
  • O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, room 102 (right inside the entrance)

Until then, enjoy some photos of last month’s event:


News & Events

Study Night in the Library is Monday, December 2!

We hope you have a great Thanksgiving Break!   Upon your return to campus, you are all invited to Study Night in the Library where you will find a variety of resources to help you in your work.

Beginning at 7pm on Monday, December 2 in the Great Hall of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library (second floor) you will have the opportunity to meet with staff from Academic Counseling, tutors from the Math Resource Center (MaRC), Writing Center consultants.   Of course the librarians are here to help with your research and citation questions, our Encouragement and Studies Planning Coach will be available throughout the evening, as well as healthy snacks — and don’t forget to sign up for the ever-popular five-minute chair massages!

It is an evening of support for you – we are here to help you succeed in whatever it is you decide to work on tonight and help you plan your study schedule through the end of finals week!

Be sure to REGISTER now – it helps us plan so we have enough study kits and refreshments on hand!   Join other students who wish to finish strong!!

7pm – 10pm   Monday   December 2, 2019   O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Great Hall

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Charles J. Keffer Library, New Materials, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

New Database for Analyst Reports: Investext

After a successful trial, I am happy to announce that we have subscribed to the Investext database. Investext provides the full text of investment analyst reports from major investment banking firms, as well as company and industry reports from major business information providers. Analyst reports are used in the real world to inform security buyers’ purchasing decisions, and in educational settings, in accounting and finance classes to help inform company and industry financial research projects.


Investext is provided as an add-on to our existing Mergent Online subscription. There are a couple of ways to access the content. The first way is through a regular company record. To see this, open Mergent Online, then search for and open a company record. Within the record, got to Reports, then select Broker Research Reports.
Investext reports via company record
The second way to find the Investext content within Mergent Online is to login to the database, and look for the Investext tab at the far right side.
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Once in the database, pick a date range, and then use one or more criteria to search. Possible criteria include company name/ticker, country, keyword, industry, report style (company, industry, ESG report, etc.), contributor (i.e. brokerage house), among others. Pick one or more items in the Search Criteria section, hit the Submit button, then hit the View link to display your search results.

Investext search criteria

  • I searched for “best buy” in company name for the last 90 days, and got a list of 129 results, including analyst reports, company, and industry reports.
  • I used the Industry criteria and used the included lookup list to select Consumer Cyclicals>Specialty Retailers>Computer & Electronics Retailers, also for the last 90 days. I found 1716 results.
For best results, combine multiple criteria to tune the results to a manageable number. Reports are provided in PDF format.
The vendor turned on our access early so that it can still be of use in financial/investment analysis projects here as we wrap up fall semester. Please take the database for a spin and send me any questions.


John Heintz, Business & Data Services Librarian,, 651-962-4646.
Libraries, Media/Music Collections, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Services

Booking A Viewing/Listening Room in the Library

Do you and your classmates need to view a film that’s required for a course? Have you been assigned a group project connected with movies or music? Then it’s time to reserve a viewing room! In addition to individual viewing stations Music and Media Collections also offers two group viewing options that can be used during the Music and Media hours of operation.

Two to six students can use Media Viewing Room LIB 104C, located in Music and Media Collections. In this private space view/listening to DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, or connect your laptop.

Up to 12 students can use Viewing Room LIB 109 to view DVDs, Blu-rays, or connect your laptop titles to the flat screen! Please note: No food or drink is allowed in the viewing rooms.

To book one of these rooms, got to OSF Library homepage and open the “Films” tab and select “Book A Media Viewing/Listening Room.” After selecting the date, duration, and the room you would like to reserve, log in with your UST email and password. Complete the booking details form and click “Submit my booking.” You will receive an automated email with your booking information. Visit the Music and Media Collections for more information! We’re located on the first floor of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library to the right of the Main Circulation desk.


By Sarah Pavey