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Database Highlights & Trials, Political Science

New database trial in October – Trends & Policy: U.S. Healthcare

The St. Thomas libraries are excited to trial a new database that focuses on U.S. Healthcare policy. Trends & Policy: U.S. Healthcare provides a single location to connect U.S. Government policies with statistics and news showing the results of those policies.

Trends & Policy is a series of in-depth primary source collections such as public laws, Legislative branch reports, and Executive branch reports and data. Currently, researchers must use multiple disparate tools to find all of the essential executive and legislative content related to a policy. Statistical data can often be difficult to find, extract and use in research and in reports. The focus of these collections is not only on their respective topics, but also brings together primary source content relevant to U.S. policy with statistics and data.

If you type in keywords or phrases related to your topic, results are organized by Topic Pages that give context and pathways into research on a topic, Government materials such as public laws, commission reports, and hearings, Newspaper articles, and Statistical tables.

Trends & Policy: U.S. Healthcare cuts a wide swath into many disciplines aside from the obvious audiences of political science and nursing students. MBA students can learn about health maintenance organizations, (HMO’s) educators can read about the effects of school bullying on mental health, and students of history can compare pandemics from the past to the present.

You can access the Libraries’ trial of Trends & Policy: U.S. Healthcare here.

Please contact Andrea Koeppe with any questions or feedback you have about the database trial by October 31st.

Latin America, Media/Music Collections, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Hispanic Heritage Month (Music and Videos)

Let’s Celebrate Hispanic History Month! with some videos and music. Here are some top films and music to celebrate Hispanic history, art, and culture available to watch or listening online from the Music & Media Collections.

Finding Gaston

Watch Online. Can a cook change his country through his food? FINDING GASTON follows acclaimed chef Gaston Acurio, founder of the world-reknowned restaurant group La Mar Cebicheria and the man largely credited with popularizing Peruvian cuisine across the globe, to find out the stories, inspirations, and dreams behind a man on a mission to change his country with his food. Join the culinary journey into the world of Peruvian cuisine to discover the power of food in Peru, and around the world.

The Latino List

The Latino List: Volume 1 “A unique glimpse into the vibrant and burgeoning culture of Hispanic America through a series of highly personal video portraits of Latinos who have richly contributed to the fabric of contemporary society.
The Latino List: Volume 2

Soul of the Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla

Enjoy famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma playing the music of Astor Piazzolla in this Grammy Award-winning audio recording of traditional tango, infused with elements of jazz and classical music to create tango nuevo.

Archivo de Guatemala

Spanish colonies in Central and South America emerged as wellsprings of cultural activity throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The meeting of indigenous populations with Latin American cathedrals and courtly life.

By Cindy Badilla-Melendez

Media/Music Collections, Music, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Summer Streaming with the Music & Media Collections

Hi Tommies!! We hope you’re having a restful summer break! We sure miss seeing you on campus and can’t wait for the fall. In the meantime, there are still ways for you to enjoy the Music & Media Collections if you’re off campus or back home for the summer.

If you’re missing hitting the movie theatre with your friends, check out Swank and Feature Films for Education. Both streaming databases offer a wide variety of popular feature films for your viewing pleasure, and more are getting uploaded almost every day.

If you’re more into documentaries, look no further than Music & Media. We offer many streaming databases that are full of documentaries showcasing different topics.

Psych, Soc, Social Work Majors or grad students? Look into our Counseling and Therapy in Video or Psychotherapy.net databases for extra resources on therapy practices and applicable skills.

Music Majors or just a fan of the arts? Look at the 1,500 films we have access to through Medici.tv. Films on here include classical music concerts, operas, ballets, and master classes.

Looking to brush up on another language? Digitalia offers an assortment of documentaries from Spain, France, other European countries, North America, and Latin America (Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, and Brazil).

Don’t have anything specific in mind that you’re interested in and just want to browse? Academic Video Online, Docuseek, Films on Demand, Projectr EDU and Under-Told Stories. All these databases offer a wide variety of documentary films and there is sure to be something you’ll enjoy.

By Nicole Wanttie

 

 

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

Christmas Music

Tired of listening to the same Christmas songs over and over again? Want to listen to something new? Try looking for a Christmas Album on our music streaming site Naxos Music Library. Want something new but don’t have time to look through the hundreds of albums available? Here are some options for you:
Christmas Music for Strings (Christmas Without Words)

A 9 song album with songs performed by a string orchestra and some accompaniment by a violin. Some notable songs include “I’ll be home for Christmas”, “Deck the Halls” and “Sleigh Ride”

The Christmas Collection (Music Lab Collective)

A 14 song Christmas album full of piano instrumentals of your favorite holiday songs. Notable titles include “Santa Baby” , “Last Christmas”,  and “All I want for Christmas is You”.

Instrumental Ensemble Music – Flute Ensemble Triptyque

Flute Trio performs classic holiday songs as well as a few medleys that include a mashup of all your favorite tunes.  Medleys included are: “All I Want for Christmas Is You – Jingle Bell Rock – Winter Wonderland – Sutekina Horidei – I Saw Mommy … – Last Christmas – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence – and more”

Christmas and Hanukah: I’ll Be Home for the Holidays

Performed by a trio, this album has 21 songs to listen to. Notable titles include “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”, “Feliz Navidad”, and “Carol of the Bells/ We Three Kings”.

Feeling nostalgic and want to listen to a physical CD? Look no further than the Music and Media Collections in OSF 104A

Christmas echoes. Volume 1

Recorded at St. Paul Seminary and Studio M, Dale Warland conducts a choir that encapsulates the Christmas spirit. Notable songs on the album include “The first Noel”, “O Little town of Bethlehem”, and “What child is this?”

By Nicole Wanttie

 

 

Database Highlights & Trials, Media/Music Collections, Music, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Database Spotlight: Medici.TV

Get the concert hall experience from your own home with Medici.TV. This streaming service offered by the Music & Media Collections specializes in classical music performances and has everything from high quality recordings of operas, ballets, and concerts led by world-renowned conductors to master classes taught by famous musicians. Medici.TV also stays up to date on the latest performances, so there is always something new to watch.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by Christian Spuck, music by Tchaikovsky
This is just one of the Nutcracker ballet productions that Medici.TV offers, and it features a new choreography alongside the spectacular music of Tchaikovsky and the stunning costume design.

Gershwin in Rhythm
George Madaras conducts the Liège Royal Philharmonic in this concert which features pieces by George Gershwin. Among the pieces performed is “Rhapsody in Blue”—one of Gershwin’s most famous compositions.

By Jayde Hoppe

Media/Music Collections, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Political Science

Database Spotlight: Docuseek2


This month the Music & Media Collections is spotlighting Docuseek2. This online streaming service is available to all UST students and staff with the use of their log-in information.

Docuseek2 hosts documentaries on a wide variety of topics from renowned distributors like Bullfrog Films and Icarus Films. Many of these documentaries have made their way around the film festival circuit and can be useful to provoke classroom discussion.

On the website, you can browse by new releases or by subjects like addiction, indigenous studies, and the environment. While most of the films are from the United States and Canada, the breadth of topics covered by the database makes it an invaluable resource and many of the films deal heavily with contemporary social issues in our region.

AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock
Filmed during the 2016-2017 protests at Standing Rock, this documentary is a collaboration between three indigenous filmmakers that covers the beginning of protests at Standing Rock to the current status of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Women in Blue
This documentary, filmed from 2017 to 2020, follows Minneapolis police chief Janeé Harteau and other women within the police department. As Harteau works to reform the department from the inside, the documentary focuses on her efforts to promote more women within the force as they are statistically less likely to use force than their male counterparts.

 

By Jayde Hoppe