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Library Services and Resources

It’s our job to help you find the information you need, whether on the shelf or the web. Doherty library is open to UST students, faculty, staff, alumni, and Texshare. In addition, your Reference Librarians are here, in-person and online, to help with any library and research questions.

The library hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:45 am to 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:45 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Online databases offer access to our library’s collection, including books, ebooks, and scholarly articles from academic journals in nearly every field. Almost all online journals and databases are available through the Doherty Library web page. In addition, Celt students, faculty, and staff have off-campus access to many databases and e-journals using their Celt ID login. All these resources can be found on the library’s webpage stthom.edu/Library-Research.

E-Resources

  • UST OneSearch: all in one platform utilizing library catalog resources, databases like academic search complete, and journal subscriptions.
  • Library Catalog: the catalog list books and other library material. You can search the catalog to find a book or ebook, or the library owns the video.
  • Journal & Article Databases: Doherty library carries over 150 databases. They range from scholarly articles, articles from newspapers and popular magazines.
  • Subject LibGuides: These guides provide helpful curated information on a variety of topics including research in specific subjects, writing tips such as how to do citations, library services, and more.

If you need assistance, chat with your Librarians at askus.stthom.edu.

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Collaboration with Tutorial Services in Virtual Workshops

Doherty Library and the Tutorial Services Center is teaming up to provide virtual workshops to help your research and writing endeavors virtually. Join us! 

HOW TO SURVIVE THE RESEARCH PAPER:

Date: Tuesday, 10/05

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

To Join: ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE ZOOMED ON TUESDAYS, FROM 12:30-1:30. PLEASE USE THE PROCESS FORM ON OUR WEBSITE (https://www.stthom.edu/Academics/Tutorial-Services- Center/Index.aqf) TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE A ZOOM MEETING INVITATION.

RESEARCH STRATEGIES: In conjunction with Tutorial Service’s “How to Survive the Research Paper,” learn about helpful library resource tools in researching with your librarian Yadira. We will discuss identifying keywords in your research, advance search tools, and evaluating resources.

Date: Tuesday, 10/07

Time: 12:30 – 1:00 pm

Join Herehttps://stthom-edu.zoom.us/j/95540363637?pwd=bzJlNUZ0cENpeEhOVkducjEwN21wQT09

HOW TO AVOID PLAGIARISM:

Date: Tuesday, 10/26

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

To Join: ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE ZOOMED ON TUESDAYS, FROM 12:30-1:30. PLEASE USE THE PROCESS FORM ON OUR WEBSITE (https://www.stthom.edu/Academics/Tutorial-Services- Center/Index.aqf) TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE A ZOOM MEETING INVITATION.

CITATION BREAKDOWN: Join us to learn about giving credit when credit it due in your research. We will also go over the different citation styles like APA, Chicago, and MLA.

Date: Thursday, 10/28

Time: 12:30 – 1:00 pm

Join Herehttps://stthom-edu.zoom.us/j/91991986520?pwd=dUdLK1R1azVZUGNOS1pFVFZncXdiZz09

Be sure to check out all of Tutorial Services workshops, here

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Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database providing nearly 560 full0text publications. The database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

Subjects include:

  • Anthropology
  • Emotional and behavioral characteristics
  • Mental processes
  • Observational and experimental methods
  • Psychiatry and psychology

The database link is located from the Library Homepage> Find Databases>Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

For further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact a reference librarian at 713-525-2188 or email reference@stthom.edu.

Did You Know?

Material Not Available at Doherty Library – Interlibrary Loan

You are not limited to library material from the Doherty Library. You can borrow material from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  Interlibrary loan allows you to borrow library materials that Doherty does not own, such as journal articles or books, from other libraries.

All you need to do is to create a request by filling out the citation information using an interlibrary loan request form.  A lending library will send you the journal article or chapter from a book directly to your email. The same platform allows you to check the status of your requests as well.

Here is a screen shot example:

REQUEST INTER
Request from Academic Search Complete

SUBMITREQU

Access your Interlibrary Loan account here: https://libguides.stthom.edu/ILL-UST

Please contact the Doherty Librarians at 713-525-2188 or email reference@stthom.edu. 

Happy Researching!

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Get a Jumpstart in your Academic Research!

Start the semester off strong and learn essential library resources! Join us online for valuable recommendations and handy tips to help master remote learning. Faculty and staff are also welcome to attend and learn about the numerous accessible services available to the entire campus community. Join us at noon, Thursday, 09/16.

Doherty Library offer a variety of workshops to help you navigate and organize your research.

Date: Thursday, 09/16

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Join Here: https://stthom-edu.zoom.us/j/98836945583?pwd=TXlYNk42UTY3ajJvallRMWV1VHJFdz09

If you’d like to be reminded of this workshop, please click here!

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Doherty Library is Open for Fall 2021!

Doherty Library is open and we are excited for a new semester! The library space is set up to allow for collaborative learning and engaging with the UST community. Your Reference Librarians are still here, in-person and online, to help with any library and research questions.

Beginning Monday, August 23, the library hours are:

Monday – Thursday: 7:45 am to 10:00 pm

Friday: 7:45 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm         

Hours listed above are tentative based upon patron demand.

Requesting books to go will continue to operate, and library staff will make routine trips to our off-site location to retrieve library material promptly. For more information, please see our library guide for temporary services available: libguide.stthom.edu/temp-services.

If you have any questions? Please visit our ask us platform ask.stthom.edu and chat, text, or email us!

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Requesting Books In-Storage

Doherty’s book collection with call numbers A-F are physically located at the Doherty Library and are available for check out. Books with call numbers G to Z are located in an off-campus storage location and you will need to complete a book storage request form in order to check those books out. Our entire collection will continue to be available for circulation; you can continue to check out books! The library staff will make routine trips to our off-site location to retrieve books from our off-site location for seamless transit.

Simple steps as followed to borrow books from our off-campus location:

  1. Locate book through our catalog: http://hip.stthom.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile
    • Only books with call numbers G to Z are marked as “In Storage” to be requested.
  2. Request book through “Book Request Form.
  3. Fill out the information needed.
  4. Review and submit the form.
  5. Wait for confirmation time to pick up your book(s).

Check out our quick tutorial on how the request process works!

For more information on what’s happening at Doherty Library, follow us on our social media @Dohertylibrary or email us at reference@stthom.edu.

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Doherty Library and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Reading

Join Doherty Library and the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Program in a series of events in learning about the Creative Writing Program at UST. The MFA in Creative Writing combines intense and invigorating workshops in writing with a series of Catholic literacy and intellectual tradition seminars.

Thursday, September 23 at 12:30 pm for Creative Writing Session at UST – Doherty Library. Co-Founders of UST’s Masters of Fine Art’s Programs in Creative Writing James Mathew Wilson and Joshua Hren. The event will be open to the public. Be sure to join us!

Friday, September 24 at 7:00 pm, Doherty Library will be hosting a Writer Reading featuring James Mathew Wilson and Joshua Hren.

Friday’s event is also open to the public. Light food and refreshments provided by Friends of the Doherty Library and MFA Program in Creative Writing.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information contact the library at 713-525-2180.

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Doherty Library’s Renovation

The goal of Doherty Library’s renovation journey aims to strengthen UST as an academic community and help you achieve academic success. Please note that our Vision Statement provides suggestions and possibilities; what is implemented will be decided later. Currently the library is open to UST students, faculty, and staff. In advance, please call 713-525-2180 or email circulation@stthom.edu for access into the library.

For more information on the future vision of the Doherty Library, please visit our vision page at https://libguides.stthom.edu/future-vision.

Located in the lower level of the library, carpet has been replaced with new carpet. Tables and chairs are grouped to allow for social distance learning.

Doherty Library’s future continues to make progress; it is essential to have our UST students’ input in the Library’s vision. Your voice matters; please fill out the survey at http://stthom.libwizard.com/F/librarysurvey; we can hear your voice!

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Talk to Your Librarian Today!

Whether you’re in the library or studying remotely, your expert Librarians are ready to answer your questions! It’s our job to help you find the information you need. Online databases offer access to citations and scholarly articles from academic journals in nearly every field. Almost all online journals and databases are available through the Doherty Library web page.

E-Resources

  • UST OneSearch: all in one platform utilizing resources from the library’s book catalog, databases like academic search complete, and journal subscriptions.
  • Library Catalog: the catalog list books and other items that are held by the library. You can search the catalog to find a book or eBook, films housed in the library.
    • Check out our quick video on requesting books here!
  • Journal & Article Databases: Doherty library carries over 150 databases. They are ranging from scholarly articles, articles from newspapers, and popular magazines.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Need advice on choosing appropriate sources? Take advantage and ask us!

Happy Researching!

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Fall 2021: Research in the Information Age

If you’re looking for a 1-credit course interested in taking your research skills to the next level for Fall 2021? Look no further! Join us for Research in the Information Age.

Explore the fundamentals of academic research in Research in the Information Age, learn how to recognize the need for reliable information, locate information effectively, evaluate critically, use information ethically, and communicate information persuasively.

In this 1-credit class, you will be able to apply search strategies to narrow or broaden a research topic and determine the source types of information required by your professor. Utilize appropriate citation methods to ensure the ethical use of research sources and more!

For more information please email your Librarian at reference@stthom.edu.

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UST Giving Day: Doherty Library Sponsor-a-Book

Join UST for our Giving Day, an opportunity to honor our founders’ contributions by making our own investments in the university’s future!

Help the Doherty Library in honoring a mentor or someone you care about by sponsoring a book! When you make a gift of $20 or more; you choose the subject area of the book, receive a certificate and an acknowledgment of the book chosen on your behalf from the library’s collection. 

A gift notice will be placed on the inside front cover of each book you sponsor, acknowledging your honoree for as long as your sponsored book is in the Doherty Library Collection. Your thoughtful generosity through a sponsored book will show your support for someone you care about while also showing support for our library and University.

Please consider one or several book sponsorship’s and let those close to you know you care about them!

Visit givecampus.com/schools/UniversityofStThomasHouston to make a difference today!

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Popular Books Just in Time for Spring Break

Escape into a different world this Spring Break by requesting from our new popular books! Popular books are on display in the main lobby and checked out for four weeks and up to three renewals to UST students, faculty, and staff.

You can request your books through our books to-go service; click here to request your book.

Check out the latest additions to the popular book collection:

  • Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
  • Greenlights by Mathew McCaughey
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.
  • The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump by Geraldo Cadava
  • Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America by Maria Hinojosa
  • How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) By Barbara Kingsolver
  • On Fraternity and Social Friendship by Pope Francis
  • Let Me Tell you What I Mean by Joan Didion
  • Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose by Nikki Giovanni
  • The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make by Ron Lieber
  • Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization by Nadav Eyal
  • The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer by Steven Kotler

Happy Reading!

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Update in the Library’s Renovation

Join us in the library’s journey to improve study space and research in collaboration to strengthen UST as an academic community. Please note that our Vision Statement provides suggestions and possibilities; what is implemented will be decided later.

Your comments and insights about the library renovation, including what you hope to see in our future library, are valued and welcomed. Your input will help us achieve our goal of creating an outstanding and innovative University library central to our campus.

Image 1: Second Floor Mezzanine

Our vision to strengthen the UST community required us to move many library books to remote storage. Our collection will continue to be a fully operating collection; you can continue to check out books from the remote storage collection.

Each book has instructions on how to request your book(s). Library staff makes routine trips to remote storage for seamless transit. We ask you to please fill out a request with the book(s) title, author, and call number. You also can provide a suggested time you would like to pick up your requested book(s). Check out this quick video on the request process below!

Over the winter break, new carpet has been installed on the first floor. Currently, the basement floor and second are going through floor transformation!

Lastly, your comments have been heard, and UST’s IT department has answered! UST’s IT department has updated and improved the library wifi, resulting in faster, more reliable connectivity for your devices.

Stay up to date with more information on the library’s new vision by following us on social media @dohertylibrary!

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Spring Break Library Hours

While the Doherty will continue to undergoing renovations, Doherty Library will remain open during Spring Break beginning Monday, March 8 to Friday, March 12. Please see below for Library schedule:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Patrons can continue to return books to the outside book drop. For more information on remote library services, visit libguides.stthom.edu/temp-services.

Please feel free to contact the circulation desk for any questions at circulation@stthom.edu or call 713-525-2180.