UST Libraries OneSearch has a New Look Beginning this Summer

UST 1searchUST Libraries OneSearch offers a new look this summer. This new implementation addresses faculty and student  needs for a user-friendly searching interface, while reducing expenses for the Doherty library. This new interface includes a single search box that shows search returns for scholarly journals, books, and electronic resources available at Doherty library.

The new UST Libraries OneSearch will appear on the library homepage (  As with the current OneSearch, you’ll find materials by 1) entering keywords; 2) selecting facets for books, articles or other materials; and 3) getting direct full text access (see screenshots below). You’ll have access to an enormous range of library and online scholarly resources. Happy Researching!

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Catholic Fiction for the College Student

quo-vadis-henry-sienkiewiczUST Libraries Catholic Fiction for the College Student blog offers the reader works of fiction within a  Catholicism setting. Catholic Fiction for the College Student is directed mainly to students to encourage the reading of good Catholic fiction during their time here at the University of St. Thomas. Hopefully, instilling such a habit will lead to a life-long appreciation of the genre, provide enjoyment in reading great literature and give the reader valuable insights that can enrich one’s life.

Certainly Catholic fiction is not the only good kind of fiction.  It’s not the only fiction that deals with issues of great spiritual depth.  In addition, what exactly constitutes Catholic fiction is difficult to define.  Of course there are the classics that everyone considers great Catholic fiction:  works by Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, Evelyn Waugh, etc. Flannery O’Connor said that Catholic fiction is a “Catholic mind looking at anything.”  Our Catholic Fiction for the College Student blog reflects Flannery O’Connor viewpoint.

To find Catholic Fiction for the College Student, go to the library’s webpage: > Library Services > Catholic Fiction for the College Student


Popular Fiction and Non-fiction Collection Spring 2015

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.

New Fiction

Amnesia: A Novel by Peter Carey

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

The Girl on the Train: A Novel  by Paula Hawkins

Some Luck: A Novel by Jane Smiley

A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel by Anne Tyler

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

We Are Pirates: A Novel by Daniel Handler


New Non-Fiction

41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson

A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community by Sister Simone Campbell

A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran by Shane Bauer

Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything by Jane Hawking

When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning



The Twentieth-Century American Poetry

20CPThe Twentieth-Century American Poetry database offers a rich variety of poetry works from authors in the history of Twentieth-Century American poetry. The database offers works from all types of authors; works from small publishing-house authors like Joel Sloman’s “Her and Him” from Virgil’s Machines (1966), to widely published works like William Carlos Williams’ “The Birth of Venus,” from The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams Volume 1.

Dr. Janet Lowery of the University of St. Thomas’ English department indicates that The Twentieth-Century American Poetry database is “Fantastic, extremely useful,” for creative writing students. Dr. Lowery goes on to say that the “Database is a wealth of information and easy to navigate,” for the end user. African American Poetry and Twentieth-Century English Poetry are databases from the same vendor that offer poets from their select groups.

To find Twentieth-Century American Poetry, go to the library’s databases list: Database by Title > then select Twentieth-Century American Poetry.

Highlighted below are the navigation tools for this database. Happy researching!


The Cristo Rey – Doherty Library High School Intern Program

Cristo ReyThe Cristo Rey – University of St. Thomas High School Intern Program started in the 2010-2011 school year. Since then, Doherty library has employed 17 student workers through its Corporate Work Study Program. One student, Alfredo Islas, works here at the library since he was a high school freshman and he graduates this year. Alfredo is a Monday worker, so if you see him, wish him good luck, and congratulations as he graduates from The Cristo Rey High School in May.

Interview of Alfredo

Question: When did you start working here as an intern?

Afredo: I started here in 2011 as a freshman.

Q: How have you liked you job here?

Afredo: I have really enjoyed the people and the work.

Q: Do you prefer the bow tie or the tie?

Afredo: I prefer a tie since I don’t know how to tie a bow tie.

Q: What school do you plan on attending this fall or which schools have applied to?

Afredo: I am thinking of either going here to UST or the University of Houston-Downtown.

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

Afredo: I like to play video games, read Japanese novels, watch YouTube videos of people playing games, and when I feel being productive, practice my karate skills.

Q: Do you have any siblings?

Afredo: I have 3 siblings; I am the oldest of three siblings. I have a sister named Bianca, another sister named Jasmin, and the youngest being my little brother Georgia who is a “G.”

Q: Do you drive to school? Are you a safe driver?

Afredo: Sometimes when I don’t oversleep, and yes I am.

Q: Where have you traveled to? How was that experience like?

Afredo: I have traveled to Mexico, New York, and Italy. The experience was great since I was going to something different than my normal life.

Q: What are you going to miss about Cristo Rey? Doherty library?

Afredo: I am going to miss my friends and the teachers that I talk to on a daily basis at Cristo Rey. At the Library, I will miss the peace and silence when I shelve books, chilling at the computer lab, talking to Sylvia and Natalie along with all of the entire student workers, and just walking around campus. I will miss all the people I have met at Doherty library and remember all the fun times I have had. From all the jokes to the awkward moments I have experienced here, I will really miss it.

Sylvia Coy Circulation Desk Supervisor and TexShare Services

SCSylvia Coy is the circulation desk manager at the Doherty library, and her experiences and contributions are rich in academia. She is a University of St. Thomas alumna, she has worked at the Fondren library at Rice University, and she is currently working on completing her Masters of Education degree at UST. During her free time she enjoys riding motorcycles and participating in the “Dickens on the Strand” festival. Sylvia is available to explain all circulation services under her direction for the UST community; TexShare is one service that the Doherty library circulation desk offers.

TexShare is a Texas state library program that allows patrons to access library services from participating libraries across the state of Texas. TexShare is available to all UST community members. When you visit a TexShare participating library with your TexShare card, you may activate your borrowing privileges at that library’s circulation desk and begin to borrow items from that library. The TexShare card allows library patrons to expand their library borrowing privileges across the state of Texas. Please come into the Doherty library for more information or follow the instructions below to learn how to sign-up for a TexShare card online.

To find the TexShare application online, go to the library’s webpage: > Library Services > Interlibrary Loan > TexShare Cards


Workshops to Improve Research Skills


Workshops are held in the basement of Doherty Library, in room 008. Free on-street parking is available on Yoakum Boulevard, or you may pay to park in the parking garage at the Moran Center, (West Alabama and Graustark); the parking garage cost is $2.00 dollars.

The Doherty Library also has other upcoming workshops listed below.

Monday, April 13th – Google Power Searching            5:30 – 6:15 p.m.    Doherty 008 

We will focus on issues surrounding searching for information on the World Wide Web using Google. We explain how keywords work with Google and how to use keywords efficiently to locate information items.