Office Supplies and Presentation Room

…Not only are there paper clips and a stapler available for your use, but the Doherty Library offers many office supplies for our community to use and prepare their work. We have color and black/white printing, along with scanners to create .pdf and .jpeg files for images.  Our library computer lab offers UST students a variety of software packages such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

In addition, specialized software packages are available including MATLAB graphic system for engineers and scientists, My SQL Workbench (the official graphical user interface for MySQL), Chem Draw (with tutorial) and many other software platforms, all available in the library computer lab.  There is a classroom in the Doherty Library with an overhead projector and various software that student can reserve for group study and presentation practice.  You can reserve this presentation room by clicking this link.  And, yes, we do offer, a three-hole paper punch, paper guillotine, rubber bands, scissors, and of course courteous help from our friendly staff members.  Librarians at the reference desk can look at research papers for a copy-edit if you need an opinion or correction.

Happy researching to you!

Popular Books Spring 2018

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 nearly 200 titles.

The books are on display in the main lobby and can be checked out at the circulation desk, below is a list of popular books in the collection. Click on the text below for a complete record and summary of titles added in April 2018.


  1. Bardugo, Leigh – The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
  2. Hannah, Kristin – The Great Alone: A Novel
  3. James, Miranda – Claws for Concern (Cat in the Stacks Mystery)
  4. Kaur, Rupi – The Sun and Her Flowers
  5. Mamet, David – Chicago: A Novel
  6. Moyes, Jojo – Still Me: A Novel
  7. Sánchez, Erika L. – I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
  8. Spooner, Meagan – Hunted
  9. Davidson, Robin – Houston’s Favorite Poems


  1. Eggers, David – The Monk of Mokha
  2. Kassia – The Secret Lives of Color
  3. Mauceri, John – Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting
  4. Pinker, Steven – Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
  5. Steil, Benn – The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War
  6. Westover, Tara – Educated: A Memoir

The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program database

A good place to start researching crime data on the Doherty Library webpage is The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program database, which is accessed on the Doherty Library webpage at FBI Uniform Crime Report. The database has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation.

Four annual publications, Crime in the United States, National Incident-Based Reporting System, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, and Hate Crime Statistics are produced from data received from over 18,000 city, college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the program. The crime data is compiled and submitted either through a state UCR Program or directly to the FBI’s UCR Program.

Other Criminal Justice Databases:

Criminal Justice Abstracts

International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Violence & Abuse Abstracts

Happy Researching!

The African American Newspapers Series 1 Database

The African American Newspapers Series 1, 1827-1998 is a collection based upon James P. Danky’s African-American Newspapers and Periodicals, which compiles approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. The African American Newspapers Series 1, 1827-1998 is accessed on the Doherty Library webpage at — Readex-African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Coverage spans topics such as life in the Antebellum South, the spread of abolitionism, growth of the Black church, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Jim Crow Era, the Great Migration to northern cities, the West and Midwest migrations in search of greater opportunity; rise of the N.A.A.C.P., the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights movement, along with political and economic empowerment of African Americans in the United States of America. This information resource is valuable to many academic disciples, and it is a one-of-a-kind record of African American history, culture, and daily life.

African American Newspapers Series 1 is a subset member of Archive of Americana, the comprehensive Archive of Americana database is accessed on the Doherty Library webpage at Archive of Americana.

Happy Researching!