Yadira Limon Circulation Services Supervisor

IMG_0217Yadira Limon is the circulation services supervisor at the Doherty library. Yadira began her career with the University of St. Thomas in August of 2015. Her talents include Doherty library patron problem solving at the library, and she also likes reading, crafting, running, and cycling. Yadira graduated from The University of Texas in San Antonio and she currently is a graduate student at Texas Woman’s University.

One of Yadira’s responsibilities is to maintain the course reserve materials professors place at the library for students to use. If you are looking for a course reserve materials, ask Yadira or any circulation staff member at the circulation desk and they will help you locate an item. Course reserve materials have various check out periods ranging from as little as two hours to 72 hours at a time.


BIOSIS Previews Science Database


BIOSIS Previews database is part of the Life Sciences in the Web of Knowledge by Thompson Reuters. Its coverage encompasses life sciences literature and biomedical sciences literature, with deep, global, coverage on a wide range of subject areas. Biological Abstracts consists of 350,000 references for almost 5,000 primary journal and monograph titles. Biological Abstracts/RRM additionally includes more than 200,000 non-journal citations. Acceptable content for the Web of Knowledge, and BIOSIS previews is determined by an evaluation and selection process based on the following criteria: impact, influence, timeliness, peer review, and geographic representation. Content is available from all life sciences discipline. This includes traditional biology (botany, ecology, zoology), and interdisciplinary subjects (biochemistry, biomedicine, and biotechnology). Related literature from the Earth and Geological Sciences; agriculture, botany, ecology, genetics and genomics are also indexed. Literature is also available for topics related to the life sciences coverage such as instrumentation and methods. If you are looking for a database to cover a wide range of science topics, try BIOSIS Previews in the Doherty library databases. http://www.stthom.edu/library > research> database> BIOSIS Previews.

The New iVina FB6280 E – Book Scanner


OH MY BOOK SCANNER! The new iVina FB6280 E – book scanner at the Doherty library offers superb scanning service to our UST community in order to copy or save a file. Convert books, documents, and photos into .jpeg, Microsoft Word, and .pdf files. The new scanner is located in the Doherty library lobby and it is easy to use. Begin by touching the screen and follow the options offered. You may scan to print copies in the Doherty library, or send the file to an e-mail address. Black and white prints are .10¢ each at the Doherty library, or scan to save a file.  If you are a UST student, you can print the file in the downstairs computer lab at the color printer.  Color prints cost .25¢ each. Happy Scanning!

Happy Advent and Merry Christmas

IMG_0090The Doherty Library at the University of St. Thomas wishes you and your family a Happy Advent and a Merry Christmas. We will close for service December 23 – January 3rd. The Doherty Library re-opens on January 4th, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Share a safe New Year’s Eve and we will see y’all in the 2016 New Year.


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 over 150 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 and click on the text below for a complete record and summary of item.


  Jim BernhardFinal Chapters: How Famous Authors Died

  Sven BirkertsChanging the Subject: Art and Attention in the   Internet Age

  Inn CarmonNotorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth      Bader Ginsburg

  Chip Kidd – Only What is Necessary: Charles M. Schultz and    the Art of Peanuts

  Walter Isaacson – The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers,    Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital

21856367Dennis RossDoomed to Succeed

Margo JeffersonNegroland: a memoir

Gina SheridanCheck this Out

Sandra CisnersoA House of my Own

Lee ChildMake Me

Jonthan FranzenPurity

Miranda JamesArsenic and Old Books: A Cat in the Stacks Mystery                                    


  Orhan PamukA Strangeness in my Mind

  Paula McLainCircling the Sun


Doherty Library “Ask-us” Tool

The Doherty library’s Ask-us tool is valuable for asking questions about information resources at the Doherty library, and how the resources work. Library hours of operations and frequently asked question sections are on the Ask-us homepage, and a chat area to connect with a librarian is located on the right hand side, as indicated in the highlighted area in figure 1. Use the keyword search bar to find items. “APA” is highlighted in the example below, and the search leads to information about American Psychological Association’s citation system, used to cite research information necessary to include in a research paper.




figure 1.