Google Scholar is a great tool for finding scholarly books and articles. Did you know that you can link this free tool to our UST subscriptions to get even more out of your Google Scholar searches? Add UST as a “library link” in your Google settings to add seamless links to our full-text library databases on your Scholar results page. Click here for instructions on how to link Google Scholar with Doherty Library.
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Google recently announced a new feature within Google Scholar called Scholar Library, which allows you to create and save collections of articles within Scholar. Find more details and instructions for setting up Scholar Library on the Google Blog.
If you have questions about using Google Scholar, please feel free to ask a librarian for help.
Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with coursework to enrich the learning experience. Through service-learning, students use what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems and contribute to their communities.
The November Doherty lobby display was created by the Office of Service-Learning at UST. The office partners with over 120 nonprofit organizations throughout Houston to provide service-learning course options every semester. These courses are a great opportunity for students to gain practical experience in their fields while having a positive impact on the Houston community. To find service-learning options available in your field, speak with your academic advisor.
To learn more about how service-learning is used at all levels of education, check out the resources on our Pinterest board. You can also find more volunteer opportunities in the Houston area through HoustonService.org and VolunteerMatch.org.
Teaching Online – How Hard Can It Be?
Dr. Jean Keikel, November 7th at 12:30
Dr. Jean Keikel
It is easier than ever for students to take college courses and earn degrees while sitting in the comfort of their own homes. However, online learning often faces the stigma of being inferior to traditional classes. Online teaching presents a unique set of challenges, and creating effective online courses requires a different mindset than traditional teaching.
Join us in the Doherty lobby Thursday, November 7th at 12:30 p.m. for a lecture by Dr. Jean Keikel. She will discuss both the rewards and the frustrations of teaching in an online environment.
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.
The Doherty Library annual book sale will be Wednesday, October 16th through Sunday, October 20th. The first day is open only to the UST Community, and the sale is open to the general public from Thursday forward.
- Wednesday (UST only), 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m
Doherty Library has partnered with the Financial Times, internationally recognized for its authoritative news, comment, and analysis, to provide students, faculty, and staff with full access to the FT’s electronic edition. The electronic edition offers a convenient digital version of the daily paper and enables users to read, print, or save articles of interest. The UST community also has access to subscriber-only FT.com content and tools, including news alerts, FT analysis, and financial data on more than 18,000 companies worldwide.
All users will need to create an account to access the content made available through our subscription to FT.com. To create an account, visit FT.com while on-campus. You should be greeted by a pop up that looks like this:
Follow the instructions provided in the pop-up to create an account or sign-in. Once your account is created, you will be able to log in and gain access to FT.com from off-campus as well as on-campus.
Intro to FT.com video
FT Mobile Apps
Resources for Faculty Learn how to incorporate Financial Times resources into your curriculum.
Resources for Students Learn how to receive alerts on specific topics through the Financial Times and incorporate articles into your presentations and projects.
Saints Cyril and Methodius
October is Czech Heritage Month, and celebrations of Czech culture are taking place throughout Texas. This year also marks the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of Sts. Cyril and Methodius to the Great Moravian Empire (which included the Czech Republic). The Church in the Czech Republic is honoring the contributions of these saints throughout the year.
Cyril and Methodius were brothers who brought Catholicism to the Slavic countries at the end of the ninth century. They worked to translate the Bible and created the Glagolitic alphabet. The alphabet eventually developed into Cyrillic and brought the Slavic peoples closer to both Greco-Byzantine culture and Christianity. For their work, Cyril and Methodius have been proclaimed as patrons of Europe by Pope John Paul II.
To learn more about Saints Cyril and Methodius and about Czech culture in Texas, visit the new display in the Doherty Lobby. Special thanks to Rev. Paul Chovanec for coordinating the exhibit. Visit the Czech Heritage Society of Texas’ website for more resources.