National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Database

NBERinterfaceNational Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) was founded in 1920 and is a research organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. James Poterba is the President of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also the Mitsui Professor of Economics at M.I.T. The research activities of the NBER are organized into a series of twenty research programs and fifteen working groups. Each is led by a director, or a pair of co-directors. Research programs correspond loosely to traditional fields of study within the field of economics, and they encompass a wide range of research within such fields. The database offers a variety of media formats for information and the database is easy to navigate, with most navigation tools located on the left side of the software interface. National Bureau of Economic Research database offers research on the latest economic topics and the archive covers almost a century’s worth of valuable economic information.

The NBER database is found in the database by title page on the Doherty Library webpage and by using this link Off-site access is available to the UST community. Happy Researching!

Doherty Library Research Guides

RGinterfaceThe Doherty Library research guides serve as a ready reference tool for the University of St. Thomas – Houston, Texas community and they hold valuable information about UST resources. Learn how to navigate Doherty Library databases and use the publication information to support student and faculty projects. The guides also offer examples of reports to help the UST community display and communicate ideas and projects. The Doherty Library research guides also possess information on operations and ethics within particular disciplines like business, education, and history. The plagiarism tutorial and exam are also located within our Doherty Library research guides, here:

Visit our research guides any time for ready reference and follow-up with a librarian for any further explanation or demonstration of the value research guides possess. Happy Researching!

Boh vás žehnaj (God Bless You) Father George Hosko

IMG_3505Boh vás žehnaj (God Bless You) Father George Hosko. The Doherty Library’s Inter-library Loan (ILL) Librarian, is retiring after 19 years of service at The University of Saint Thomas – Houston. Fr. Hosko studied Theology at the University of St. Michael’s in Toronto, Canada and studied Library Science as Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was ordained as a Basilian Father in Detroit, Michigan during 1968. Shortly after ordination, Fr. Hosko began his career as a librarian, holding library positions in Windsor Ontario, followed by Detroit, Albuquerque, and Phoenix before coming to Houston to work at St. Thomas High School. He then joined the University of St. Thomas (UST) in 1997 as the Head of Inter-library Loan Department. In addition to being a librarian, he is an avid swimmer and celebrates Mass with the UST community at the Basilian Chapel. “You will be missed at the Doherty Library Fr. Hosko,” is understatement of the year from us; we wish you well and thank you for your years of service.

Iliad Inter-library Loan service at The Doherty Library


The Doherty Library’s new inter-library loan service called ILLiad launched on July 1, 2016.  ILLiad has many features including delivery of PDF documents to your home or office computer, ability to monitor the status of your inter-library loans from your computer, and management of copyright compliance.  The ILLiad service replaces the current inter-library loan system.

ILLiad requires you to set up an individual online account. Access to your personalized ILLiad account is through your CELT ID and password.  You only need to enter your personal information into the system once and the system will save this information for future inter-library loan requests.  The ILLiad link is found at:

If you have questions, or need assistance with ILLiad, you can contact the following staff, Monday-Friday:

Loan Nguyen at 525-2189, Jesus Serrato at 525-2183 or Nicolas Castellanos at 525-3891.


UST Farm Stand


The Farm Stand serves as a venue for neighbors and customers to support their neighborhood farmer directly through the purchase of freshly harvested, sustainable grown produce. It is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., stocked fully with an impressive variety of fresh, seasonal produce, all grown directly on the farm.

The Farm Stand also serves as a Farm Share pick-up hub, as well as a welcome center to visitors, who are readily encouraged to tour the farm, enjoy the space, and even lend a hand on the land.

@ 1318 Sul Ross (across from Guinan Residence Hall) at UST.

Congratulations to every UST graduate!


Photo by Eric Draper

Photo by Eric Draper


The 66th Commencement Ceremony was held at 10 p.m., Saturday, May 21, at NRG Arena. Congratulations to every UST graduate!

The Commencement speaker Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, speaks on the topic “Our lives are not defined by the challenges we face, but how we respond to those challenges.”

Dr. Robert Ivany, UST president, said the University is privileged to welcome the governor of Texas as graduation speaker.






Vladimir Davidiuk 300x450Vladimir Davidiuk, senior political science major, is the student commencement speaker.

He is co-founder and former vice president of the 2nd Start club, a networking and leadership development club for non-traditional students.

He is president of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society and chair of the College Republicans. He is assistant captain and one of the leading attorneys of the 2014-2015 Fighting Celts Mock Trial team, and he is a three-term senator in the Student Government Association. He also writes for campus publications The Summa and Thoroughfare, and he is a periodic contributor to Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters” show.