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Where is CLICnet?

Summon has replaced CLICnet as our default search tool for books, video, and music recordings. You can use the Summon search box on the library’s main page to search on a topic across multiple formats, or, you can conduct a scoped (format-specific) search by going into Summon via one of the tabs located in the center of the library’s main page.

Here is how to search for a book in Summon using the scoped search:

Locate and click on the tab labeled “Books”















Once the new page opens you can run the scoped search by entering keyword, title, or author















Note, there is a link to CLICnet below the Summon search box so you can still search for resources here too. CLICnet must be retired at the end of next May, so we are hoping to get everyone up to speed with Summon now. If you have any questions regarding CLICnet or Summon please contact Scott Odman at

Libraries, News & Events, Recently Read

President Sullivan’s Winter 2016 Bookshelf

Photo credit: Mark Brown (in the Newroom’s original article)

Did you know you can get all the books President Sullivan named in the Midweek’s “Seven Questions with President Julie Sullivan” at UST Libraries?

We are happy to have such a voracious reader at the helm of UST and even more so to report that all of her chosen titles are available in our collection.

Here are direct links to them:


College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education by Ryan Craig

St. Martin’s Press, 2015

(to read)


The Name of God is Mercy by Pope Francis

Random House, 2016

(to read)


Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads  by Chris Lowney

Loyola Press, 2013

President Sullivan’s comments: “Lowney relates the pope’s history to his current leadership style. He also offers leadership lessons we can learn from Pope Francis: Know yourself deeply, serve others, immerse yourself in the world, withdraw from it daily, live in the present and revere traditions, even as you energetically go about creating the future.”

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End  by Atul Gawande.

(Metropolitan Books, 2014)

President Sullivan’s comments: “There are lessons to be learned from Gawande’s book too. I learned from Being Mortal that our reasons for living are just as important at the end of life as at any other time in our lives.”


President Sullivan’s comments: “Both (are) set in occupied France during WWII  these historical novels were excellent. I read one of them during a cruise that my husband and I took on the Seine between Paris to Normandy last summer. I read the other when we came home.”

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

St. Martin’s Press, 2015



All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Scribner, 2014



Happy Reading!  Please let any UST Libraries staff know if you have any questions/comments while accessing these.

News & Events

Celebrate Banned Books Week at the UST Libraries

What does the children’s book series ‘Captain Underpants’ have in common with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’? They both top the 2012 list of most frequently challenged books according to the American Library Association’s State of America’s Library Report 2013. In order to highlight instances of challenges made to books on local levels, the UST Libraries will join thousands of libraries and bookstores across the nation to celebrate the 31st. anniversary of Banned Books Week Sept. 22nd. – Sept. 28th. Since its inception in 1982, Banned Books Week has promoted the idea that while not every book is intended for every reader, each person has the right to decide what to read, listen to or view. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

Throughout the week the university’s libraries will observe Banned Books Week with displays and events in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, a “Banned Books Coffee House” discussion lounge, library tours, updates on the UST Libraries Facebook page and an informative UST Banned Books Week website that will link to other libraries, articles and videos that focus on issues of intellectual freedom.

Also returning is the popular Banned Books Week trivia contest (posted on the UST Banned Books website). Test your knowledge each day of the week with a new question about a famous or infamous work of literature. Each day’s winner will be selected randomly from among those with the correct answers and will receive a $5 gift certificate to the UST Bookstore or a popular banned book.


Art, Database Highlights & Trials, Services

Featured Librarian: Kate Burke

It’s time for the third in our Featured Librarian series!

This week I spoke to Kate Burke, a reference and student experience librarian at the St Paul campus.   You’ll see her in a wide variety of classes as well as heading up many of the fun activities that happen around the libraries.  Here is what she had to say:

  1. What departments are you a liaison for?kate
    I am responsible for Art History, Philosophy, Air Force ROTC, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, and Geographic Information Systems and Computer and Information Sciences.
  2. What resource – in your topic area – do you think is the coolest?
    I love ARTstor
  3. What’s one cool thing that resource can do?
    ARTstor can be used by all students to help them create awesome presentation using fabulous artwork

Getting to know Kate…

  • What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Chocolate Chip.
  • Who is your favorite author?
    I love Jane Austen and Sue Grafton.
  • Do you prefer the Minnesota Twins or the St Paul Saints?
    As a native St. Paulite, I am going with the Saints.
  • Is there something random about you that you’d like us to know?
    I make a wicked Angel Food cake.  There is no box involved.  It is completely homemade.  All my children ask me to make it for their birthdays.

Kate may be contacted by email, or by phone at (651) 962-5027.  See more information about her on the library website.

Database Highlights & Trials, News & Events, Political Science, Services

Featured Librarian: Linda Hulbert

It’s time to feature another UST Librarian! Linda Hulbert wears many hats around UST Libraries; as both a subject liaison and the Associate Director of Collection Management and Services, she oversees quite a few resources.  Let’s see what she has to say about her favorites…

  1. What departments are you a liaison for? Political science and General
  2. What resource – in your topic area – do you think is the coolest?
    OK!  I love The New York Times Historical.
  3. What’s one cool thing that resource can do?
    I don’t know that it’s the best resource for my students who work in the area – but I do know that it is so cool to have current events and see when the first time certain terms were used – like suicide bomber.  I love the fact that you can look at how the country was looking at events contemporaneously – like the Civil War.  For my political science research, I also really like the papers in CQ Researcher.

Getting to know Linda: 


  • What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Anything with chocolate, fudge, and caramel
  • Who is your favorite author?
    I have to many: William Styron for Sophie’s Choice; Graham Greene for Quiet American; Maeve Binchy for wonderful warm fiction; Elizabeth George – Lynley mysteries;  Rushdie – Enchantress of Florence.
  • Do you prefer the Minnesota Twins or the St Paul Saints?
    Neither. Baseball, meh – now let’s talk about the Packers!
  • Is there something random about you that you’d like us to know?
    I have a one year old grandson, and one on the way – so fun!

Linda can be contacted for research assistance or classroom sessions by email, or by phone at (651) 962-5016.  See more information about her on the library website.

Business & Economics, Database Highlights & Trials, Services

Featured Librarian: Marianne Hageman

Welcome to new series here on the blog: the Featured Librarian!Marianne

We figured it would be fun for everyone to know who we are and, along the way, learn a bit about what we love about the place we work.  First up is Marianne Hageman, a business librarian who works mainly on the St Paul campus.

Here are some answers she gave in a recent interview:

  1. What departments are you a liaison for?
    I’m a liaison librarian for business, specializing in (but not limited to) marketing resources. I’m also liaison for the advertising and PR side of COJO.
  2. What resource – in your topic area – do you think is the coolest?
    That’s hard, since we have so many cool resources. But I’ll give a huzzah to MRI+ Mediamark Reporter, the demographics database.
  3. What’s one cool thing that resource can do?
    MRI+ can give you information on who buys what, and then ties that to different characteristics, including what magazines people read and the kinds of television programs they watch. There’s a separate section for teen data, and it’s pretty cool (or creepy, depending on how you look at it) to see what teens like to eat for breakfast.
  4. Who is your favorite author?
    I can’t limit it to just one! A favorite author from childhood is Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the “Anne of Green Gables” books and so much more. She’s a great comfort read. A favorite British author, recently deceased, is Diana Wynne Jones, who wrote “Howl’s Moving Castle” (made into a film by Hayao Miyazaki (it’s a great film, but the book is better.) A favorite Minnesota author is Lois McMaster Bujold; I’m working on reading all of her books this year. If you ask me tomorrow, I might have a different list.

Marianne can be contacted for research assistance or classroom sessions by email, or by phone at (651) 962-5404.  See more information about her, and schedule a research consultation, on the library website.

Recently Read

Pack a book for Spring Break!

I recently went to a poetry reading by Minnesota Poet Laureate, Joyce Sutphen, and she read one of my favorite poems of hers, called “What to Pack” (click on the link to hear her reading it).

It got me thinking: Spring Break is coming soon, and I need to figure out what book I’m going to read to keep me busy while everyone is off-campus!  It’s a good thing I work at OSF Library…

Are you going somewhere for Spring Break this year?

Don’t forget to pack a book from the libraries’  Leisure Reading collection!

The Leisure Reading collection includes “popular fiction and materials generally not considered scholarly or appropriate for an academic library’s permanent collection.”  Translation: it has great books that are fun to read when you are lying on the beach (or lying on your couch pretending you are lying on the beach!).

You can browse the collection on the main floors of both OSF and Keffer Libraries, or see a complete list of leisure reading titles in the CLICnet catalog. Items are available to current UST students, faculty, staff, and Friends of the OSF Library, and they can be checked out for three weeks – perfect for that spring break siesta!

Have a fun and safe Spring Break!

Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Ready for a Blind Date…with a Book?

photoTired of the Same Old Relationships? 
Need Something New and Exciting?

How about a blind date with a book?

It’s that time of year when many of us are looking to add a bit of adventure and fun to our lives. As Valentine’s Day approaches, a bit of romance would be fun, too, wouldn’t it?

Well have no fear – UST Libraries have you covered!  If you haven’t stopped by yet, come by the OSF Library to have a blind date with a “Mystery Book” we’ve wrapped up just for you!  Take it home, unwrap it, read it, and enjoy! If you don’t like the book, simply return it to the library – its feelings won’t be hurt. 

Sure you might be disappointed; but then again … you may end up having a great read with something you wouldn’t have chosen for yourself.

It’s exciting.  It’s fun. 
And who knows?  It could be romantic! (or fascinating, or about zombies, or a mystery, or….!) 


News & Events, Recently Read

Libraries Summer Reading List Available

tooth_clawCheck out the Libraries’ summer reading list for 2010.  Now an annual tradition, our staff have submitted a number of title for your consideration.  Many are owned by UST or one of the CLIC libraries, so you can borrow from us if available, or check out your local public library or bookstore.

outliersAt the bottom of the list, we link to prior year lists, so browse to your heart’s content.

Have suggestions of your own? Add them in the comments below.