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Doherty Library Book Sale

Doherty Library will have a “Book Sale” on the following days:
Wednesday (October 15): 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Available to UST members only)
Thursday (October 16): 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Available to public)
Friday (October 17): 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Available to public)
Saturday (October 18): 10:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Available to public)
Sunday (October 19): 1:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Available to public)$2 Hardbound – $1 Paperback

NEW POPULAR BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

New additions to the Doherty Library current popular fiction and non-fiction collection are now available for checkout. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the collection contains over 150 titles.

The books are on display in the main lobby and can be checked out at the circulation desk.

Fiction:

Marie-Helene Bertino – 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas silkworm

Joshua Ferris – To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Robert Galbraith (alias J.K. Rowlings) – The Silkworm

Peter Matthiessen – In Paradise

Rick Riordan – The House of Hades

Mona Simpson – Casebook: A Novel

Marian Szczepanski – Playing St. Barbara

Gabrielle Zevin – The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Non-Fiction:

Dinah Fried – Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals

Hillary Clinton – Hard Choices

Jack Devine & Vernon Loeb – Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story

Laurel Braitman – Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

Zelda la Grange – Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

Bloomberg Terminal Provides Access to Business Data

Bloomberg terminal hardwareStudents who seek the latest business data to support their classwork at University of St. Thomas will have access to the Bloomberg terminal, a research tool that offers students access to real-time financial market data and business news.

Bloomberg terminal is financial software that provides professionals in finance and other industries access to the Bloomberg Professional Service through which users can get financial news for all market sectors, price quotes, multimedia reports, analytics and trading capabilities into a single platform.

James Piccininni, UST’s dean of libraries, said Bloomberg software will offer UST students the opportunity to become proficient at using a tool relied on by many business professionals. In addition, there is an available Bloomberg certification course through the terminal that will provide students with a competitive edge for job seeking.

“The Bloomberg terminal is certainly among the best research tools available today for market research,” Piccininni said. “The acquisition of a Bloomberg terminal will significantly strengthen the library’s resource offerings to our business students.”

Dr. Beena George, dean of the Cameron School of Business, worked with Piccininni to acquire the Bloomberg software.

“Having access to the Bloomberg terminal on campus will be a distinct advantage for our students,” George said. “They will gain hands-on experience with the same tools used by financial professionals all over the world.”

The Bloomberg terminal will be set up in the Doherty Library Student Computer Lab.  A UST ID card is required for access to the lab.

Students will need to log into the Bloomberg resource and create a personal account. The Bloomberg terminal is available to students beginning August.  Students can reserve the terminal for up to two hours per day using the UST online registration system.

By Marwa Abdou

New Database Provides Access to Marketing Trends

Mintel logoMintel, a new market research database, will make it easier for University of St. Thomas students and faculty to gather data for class projects and research on topics such as mobile markets and green marketing.

Last spring, Cameron School of Business and Doherty Library cooperated to investigate resources that would enrich the library collection and ease the research process for UST students.“We identified market and industry research as an area that needed improvement,” Emily Couvillon, public services librarian said. “We evaluated several products and ultimately decided Mintel would be the best option for providing our students with access to expert insight into market trends.”

UST installed two new Mintel products: Mintel Reports and Mintel Global Market Navigator. Mintel Reports provides insights into consumer trends for a variety of sectors including the financial industry, consumer trends and retail. In addition, these reports discuss market drivers, market size and trends, market segmentation, supply structure, advertising and promotion. They break down complex demographic issues and make it easy to understand the many factors that drive market growth.

Mintel Global Market Navigator database provides international datasets and statistics to complement the insights found in Mintel Reports. It also presents market data and economic trends for over 60 countries and hundreds of products.

“Mintel provides market shares for firms, market growth rates and trend data that will benefit students and faculty across disciplines,” Dr. John Story, chair of the Marketing and Management Department, said. “Anyone, whether student or faculty, putting together business plans, performing situation analysis, or just studying cultural differences across country markets should find valuable data available from Mintel.”

Couvillon said this new database will be invaluable to the marketing students as well as students who work in many other academic programs. For example, students who are in areas of business will be able to follow trends impacting companies and industries of interest to them. Mintel Reports provides insight on technology use that may be of interest to educators. It also evaluates key millennial social issues that may be useful to students in political science.

Both Mintel databases are free for UST students, faculty and staff. It can be accessed on the databases page.

By Marwa Abdou

New Database: Jewish Life in America, 1654-1954

Jewish life in American image

A 19th century postcard depicting a group of Peddlers in the Lower East Side, New York.

Doherty now has access to Jewish Life in America, 1654-1954 . The database enables researchers to explore the history of Jewish communities in America from the arrival of the first Jews in the 17th century right through to the mid-20th century. This rich collection of primary source material brings to life the communal and social aspects of Jewish identity and culture, while tracing Jewish involvement in the political life of American society as a whole.

This treasure trove of material provides digital images of collections from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York. All of the typescript and printed material is full-text searchable.

In addition, Jewish Life in America contains a wealth of materials designed as supplementary resources; these include a chronology, interactive maps, essays by leading scholars, a selection of American Jewish Year Book articles, a visual resources gallery, biographies and links to other useful websites.

Database of the Month: Classical Scores Library

classical scores libraryThe library has a new subscription to three volumes of Classical Scores Library from Alexander Street Press. You can access thousands of musical scores in PDF format with your CELT ID.  Scores are indexed down to the movement level with advanced search options of work/opus#, key, genre, instrument, time period, and year of publication.  The database includes all major genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary.  Use the advanced search option to search across multiple volumes.

 

Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Volume I contains over 400,000 pages of the most important classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 25,000 musical scores. Classical Scores Library serves as an integral resource for music students and faculty, encompassing all major classical musical genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary. With full, study, piano, and vocal scores, this comprehensive collection will enhance the study of music history, performance, appreciation, and theory for a variety of scholars.

Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Volume II is the follow-up to Alexander Street’s critically acclaimed Classical Scores Library and will bring together 200,000 pages when complete. It’s the first online score collection for libraries that’s composed mostly of in-copyright classical scores from major composers and editions. When curating the collection, editors targeted individual composers and composer collectives directly to ensure a strong resource for contemporary and previously unpublished works. The comprehensive collection contains full, study, piano, and vocal scores, and will provide valuable source material for teachers and students of music history, performance, appreciation, and theory.

Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Volume III brings together 400,000 pages of in-copyright editions when complete. This collection focuses on modern editions from major publishers like Chester Music, Novello and Company, Faber Music, Wilhelm Hansen, Donemus and more. It provides expanded coverage of great choral works and instrumental scores for brass, woodwind, and other instrument groups. The collection provides a wealth of material suited to supporting courses in music theory, music history, music literature, and composition.

New Exhibit: Frost Country

“Frost Country,” our summer library exhibit, is now available for viewing during operating hours in the lobby. The exhibit was curated by UST alumnus Vincent D’Amico to showcase his extensive research on the poet. It explores biographical influences on Frost’s work and features D’Amico’s discoveries while visiting Frost’s farms in New England. Visitors will learn about the landscape that inspired Frost and see samples of the natural resources and products traditionally associated with New England. Stop by for a glimpse into the life of one of America’s most beloved poets.

woodwork

Woodwork crafted from materials on Frosts’ farms

 

Frost Portrait

Portrait of Frost

 

 

 

 

 

granite

Granite products from Vermont