Learning a new language is free for all UST students, faculty, and staff with the new Mango Languages database. Each lesson in the database combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture.
There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
To learn more about Mango and get a preview of what the program has to offer, stop by the library and we will give you an introduction. Or, click here to log in to Mango and start learning!
March 18, 2013
In honor of Women’s History Month, our March Database of the Month is Women’s Studies International. Women’s Studies International is useful for finding information relevant to women’s history and cross-disciplinary gender perspectives. From the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research, this database supports research in the areas of women’s studies, sociology, history, political science and economy, public policy, international relations, arts and humanities, business and education.
Women’s Studies International is a composite of nine contributing databases covering women’s studies scholarship from throughout the world. The nearly 800 essential sources in Women’s Studies International include journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, websites and web documents and grey literature. It is an excellent resource for finding articles from a feminist perspective.
Access Women’s Studies International on our Databases page. For more Women’s History Month resources, check out our Women’s History Month reads on Pinterest and our Women’s Studies Research Guide.
January 16, 2013
For our 100th post, we’re featuring two great music databases:
Grove Music Online has been the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001. It is a comprehensive compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera(1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. Including more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world, Grove Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.
IPA Source is a large collection of IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) transcriptions and literal translations of art songs and arias originally in Latin, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. IPA Source contains more than 5,700 texts, including about 1,000 aria texts. Special features include audio recordings of many standard pieces designed as pronunciation help for the singer and links to other online resources such as opera libretti, song texts, and online scores.
December 5, 2012
With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, America’s News is the largest database of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.
Recent additions to the database include the Arizona Daily Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, the Oklahoman, San Antonio Express-News, and Tulsa World . Access America’s News on the Doherty Databases page.
October 5, 2012
August 15, 2012
The ARTstor Digital Library database is a resource that provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Due to a recent database update, ARTstor users may notice some changes to their saved folders. New changes include:
- Password-protected folders that have been unlocked by a user will now be easily found in their own upper-level category, Unlocked Folders, instead of in the list of Institutional Folders.
- Another new upper-level category has been introduced: Global Folders, which currently contains Featured Groups, including Art History Topics, Interdisciplinary Topics, and Travel Awards.
- The Help button has been moved to the main navigation bar.
After this update, some users may find that they cannot see their folders or image groups; clearing the browser cache should resolve the issue. You can find detailed instructions on how to do this on the ARTstor help wiki. For ARTstor and other online resources accessible at the Doherty Library, go to http://www.stthom.edu/Public/index.asp?page_ID=3776 or, as always, you can contact Doherty librarians for more help at askus.stthom.edu.
June 2, 2011
RefWorks, our online system for storing citation information, creating bibliographies, and writing papers with intext citations, has a new look. More colorful and more intuitive, RefWorks 2.0 is easier on the eyes and easier to use. Check it out here:
If you don’t have an account yet, you can also sign up for one.
If you prefer the interface of RefWorks Classic, you can switch your account back by clicking at the top right hand corner of your page.
September 3, 2010
Thanks to a federal grant won by the School of Education, the Doherty Library recently acquired 27 online encyclopedias and handbooks, all of them dealing with some aspect of education. Online titles include “The Encyclopedia of African American Education”, “Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education”, “Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies”, “Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology”, Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity and Talent” and much more. To access these online resources go to “Sage Reference Online” on the list of Doherty databases.
September 1, 2010
The Doherty Library recently added the Naxos database to our collection. Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world’s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 45,590 CDs with more than 652,900 tracks. On average, 500 new CDs are added to the library every month.
The library offers the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. There is also jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content.
The aim of NML is to eventually offer access to every work of classical music ever recorded and to become the ultimate resource in the classical music field.
Resources offered by NML include synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names and a glossary of musical terms. A comprehensive online encyclopedia of classical music is in development.
In addition to allowing subscribers to listen to recordings, NML provides playing times of individual works or movements, detailed music notes, and opera libretti. Subscribers can also create personalized playlists.
NML can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, any time.
March 17, 2010
No, Doherty Library is not moving anywhere. However, some of our resources are now available through cell phones and other mobile devices.
Our first resource to go mobile was the Reference Desk. Students and faculty are able to send questions to the reference librarians via text. All you have to do is send a message beginning with askust to 66746. After sending the initial message, you do not have to include the askust on any subsequent messages. Librarians will answer text questions as soon as possible. We are on duty at the desk M-Th 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 1pm-9pm. Text questions left after these hours will be answered as soon as possible the next morning.
Another resource available via mobile devices is our collection of EBSCO databases. This collection includes such important databases as Academic Search Premier, Business Source Complete, Catholic Literature and Periodical Index, MLA International Bibliography, Philosopher’s Index, and PsychInfo and PsychArticles. Most of the major search capabilities are still available on the trimmed down mobile version. Pdf full-text articles are accessible through mobile devices when available in the database. The EBSCO mobile site can be accessed from the library’s main page.
Our research guides, found on the main library page, are available in a mobile format as well. First you must select the specific research guide you want and then click on the print/mobile guide icon found at the top of the page.
Finally, RefWorks, also has a mobile version which can be found on the library homepage. In order to log into RefWorks mobile, you will need the UST group code. New RefWorks users received the group code in an email when they created their accounts. Contact the Reference Desk (by phone or by text) if you don’t know the school’s group code.
October 9, 2009
The following databases have been added to the library web site:
• Bio Med (Central) provides access to 199 peer-reviewed open access journals in all aspects of biomedical research
• Book Review Index Plus was formerly a print resource and is now available online. It provides access to reviews of books in over 600 journals. Coverage goes back to 1965.
• Columbia International Affairs Online is, according to their online description, “the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.”
• Early Republic database contains the seventeen volumes of primary material documenting the actions, debates, and thoughts of the First Federal Congress and its members that were collected by the First Federal Congress Project (FFCP) and published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
• Essay & General Literature Index was formerly a print resource and is now available online. It provides access to essays contained in nearly 7000 anthologies and collections. Coverage goes back to 1985.
• Literature Online Index provides access to more than 350,000 English and American literary works in full-text (and to Anglo-Saxon and Middle English texts as well). It also provides literary criticism, in both journals and complete reference books, on authors and works contained in the database.
• RILM Abstract of Music Literature is an online index of scholarship on music from all over the world. Short descriptions of journal articles are available.
• Short Story Index was also formerly a print resource which is now available online. It gives the publication information (names and dates of books, journals and magazines) for short stories back to 1994. 4000 short stories are available in full-text.
We now have ten concurrent users for the Mergent database.
New ebooks include Classical & Medieval Literary Criticism and Literary Criticism 1400-1800. These resources are part of the Gale literary criticism series in our reference collection. We have volumes 1-111 and 1-164 respectively in print. The current and subsequent volumes will be available online. Ebooks available soon are the New Catholic Encyclopedia and Children’s Literature Review.
RefWorks — a resource to help you gather, manage, store and share all types of information, and to create citations and bibliographies for your papers.
August 18, 2009
Another new resource is going to make the life of every single member of the UST community so much easier! It’s RefWorks, and it practically performs miracles. At its most basic, RefWorks helps you to cite the information you use in your papers. No more struggling with trying to comprehend the MLA or APA citation handbooks (although we will still keep copies in the library). You input the citation information, and RefWorks creates lists of works cited and footnotes. But RefWorks is so much more than that. It helps you organize your research by keeping it all in one place – accessible at any computer for RefWorks is web-based. You can even share this information with others and collaborate on group projects using it. You are able to create numerous accounts on RefWorks, so if you want to share some information sources but keep others private, you can. RefWorks is also available on the Doherty Library list of databases under “Reference.”
Doherty Library will be offering workshops on using RefWorks in the fall semester.
July 13, 2009
Doherty Library has acquired a new exciting resource beginning July 1, 2009 and available for the second summer session. This resource is Credo Reference.
Credo Reference is the dream of those who want to break the Wikipedia habit. Credo has all that Wikipedia has and more. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s available 24/7 at any computer. Unlike Wikipedia, however, Credo Reference is made up of 401 different resources and all of them are authoritative. When you type a term into Credo, the database searches all 401 resources, so you find a variety of points of view on the same subject. These points of view are all by respected scholars in their fields. Moreover, Credo reference contains specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, and quotation books. Many of these specialized resources can be cited as reliable information in your papers. Credo also has cool features like a measurement converter and a crossword puzzle solver. Credo can be found on the library website under Databases by Title and Databases by Subject. You can also click here and give it a try.
August 13, 2007
Bibliography of the History of Art
The library recently replaced its primary art history indexing source with the Bibliography of the History of Art. The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) provides indexing and abstracting to 4,300 periodicals related to the history of art, an increase of over twenty-fold from our previous Arts database. In addition to articles, BHA also provides subject access to art-related books, conference proceedings, dissertations, art exhibition catalogs and dealer’s catalogs. The coverage focuses on European and American art from late antiquity to the present. Indexing encompasses the traditional fine arts – painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, etc. – and architecture, as well as the decorative and applied arts – crafts, graphic arts, folk art, etc. It is produced by the Getty Research Institute and the Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST). The BHA includes and greatly extends the coverage of two art indexing and abstracting services. Its predecessor databases are the RAA (Repertoire d’Art et d’Archéologie) and the RILA (International Repertory of the literature of Art). Those resources, combined with current indexing & abstracting makes BHA one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of scholarly writing about the history of Western art available.