Library Databases

Featured library databases.

Database of the Month: MathSciNet now Available

MathSciNet is a comprehensive database covering the world’s mathematical literature. It provides web access to bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research extending back to the 1940s. Citation data for journals, authors, articles and reviews is also available. The data allows users to track the history and influence of research publications in the mathematical sciences.

MathSciNet also provides active links to more than 119,000 online articles in over 190 journals. Access to full articles is dependent on a UST Libraries subscription to that journal or online service. If you have questions about the full-text availability of an article, don’t hesitate to Ask Us for help.

Click here to access MathSciNet.

Tutorials and search tips are also available.

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Database of the Month: The Churchill Archive

Doherty Library now has access to the Churchill Archive, a digital collection of Sir Winston Churchill’s papers. The archive includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. This is more than a fantastic collection of primary source material; it is a unique online resource offering new insight into a fascinating period of our past. Click here for a detailed write-up of this collection from The Guardian. 

March on Washington 50th Anniversary: Resources for Commemoration

August 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a key event in the Civil Rights Movement during which Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.

UST will be honoring this event with a Memorial Mass & Reception Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of MLK March on Washington. You can further explore the impact of the march with digital resources available through the library and online.

From The Black Worker (Oct. 1, 1963). Source: African-American Periodicals (1825-1995)

Doherty’s recently acquired Readex African American Periodicals digital archive contains both articles written about the event in 1963 and articles assessing its impact a generation later. Learn more about  how to use the wealth of Civil Rights resources available in this database on the Readex blog: Researching the March on Washington using African American Newspapers and Periodicals

Source: National Archives

The National Archives also has extensive holdings from the March on Washington. Find photographs, event programs, and more using their online highlights.

For a quantitative look at the impact of the Civil Rights movement, check out this data compiled by the Census Bureau. To mark the anniversary of the march, they have gathered key statistics that measure changes in some characteristics of the African American population to date.

Finally, keep up with anniversary activities taking place around the country this week by following #MLKDream50.

Database of the Month: ARTFL-FRANTEXT

Founded in 1982 as a result of a collaboration between the French government and the University of Chicago, the ARTFL Project  provides access to North America’s largest collection of digitized French resources.

The ARTFL-FRANTEXT database consists of over 2900 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts. Genres include novels, poetry, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy.

Click here to access ARTFL-FRANTEXT. To get an idea of the variety of material you can find in the database, try starting with a simple search for “Charlemagne.” Feel free to contact a reference librarian at http://www.askus.stthom.edu if you have questions about using the database.

Database of the Month: Learn a New Language for Free with the Mango Languages!

mango_logoLearning 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!

Mango's recording features help you match your voice to the correct pronunciation.

Mango’s recording features help you match your voice to the correct pronunciation.

Database of the Month: Women’s Studies International

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.

Database(s) of the Month: Grove Music Online and IPA Source

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.