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Citation Breakdown Virtual Workshop

Essays and research papers are upon us and proper acknowledgment of sources might seem like a no-brainer, as indeed it should, to researchers.  Yet there are altogether too many instances where improper attribution goes unchecked.

Join us Thursday, March 10th at 12:30 p.m. as  Librarian Yadira will go over library tools and tips on citation styles

Zoom Meeting ID: 953 7467 1555

Passcode: 513941

Join here: https://stthom-edu.zoom.us/j/95374671555?pwd=Z2xhT0oxcHhTTmZUS3ZjTEd6ZE4yUT09

For more information, talk to your librarian at reference@stthom.edu.

Happy researching.

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Nursing Reference Center Plus

Master nursing best practices with evidence-based information designed specifically for nurses. Nursing Reference Center (NRC) includes patient care plans, video demonstrations, nursing skills, and more. You can use Nursing Reference Center Plus to:

  • Access care plans
  • Access patient education handouts
  • Access topics about core measures, risk management, and regulations
  • Improve nursing skills with competency checklist
  • Read nursing eBooks
  • Watch videos that demonstrate  procedures
  • and much more.

You can find Nursing Reference Center Plus in Find Databases on the UST library website. For assistance, please contact a reference librarian at 713-525-2188 or email reference@stthom.edu.

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Popular Books Just in Time for Spring Break

New additions to the popular books collection are now available for Spring Break. Books are on display in the Main Lobby and can be available for check out.

Fiction

Non-Fiction

You can check out these books for four weeks and up to 3 renewals.

Happy reading!

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Request Books In-Storage

Many of the library’s books (call numbers G -Z) have been moved to remote storage, approximately two miles from campus. However, our collection will continue to be available for circulation, meaning you can continue to check out books. In addition, the library staff will make routine trips to our off-site location for seamless transit.

Step by step process for requesting books in storage:

  1. Find a book(s) on the library’s online catalog. In addition, you can see if our library has the books you are looking for here: http://hip.stthom.edu/.
  2. On the item record, notice the collection “In-Storage.” Next, select the “Request Item” icon. (See image below)
  1. The system will prompt you to enter your UST barcode (found on the back of your Celt ID).
    1. You must have a current library account.
    2. If you’re not sure, contact the circulation desk via email at books2go@stthom.edu or call 713-525-2180 to verify or create your library account.
  2. Once you have logged in, a request confirmation stating the book will be ready for pick up in 1-2 business days. Select “request.”
  3. A notification will appear that your request was successfully placed. You will be contacted via email when your book(s) is ready for pick up.

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

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Doherty Library Spring 2022

Welcome back to a new semester! Doherty Library will be open to UST students, faculty, staff, Texshare!

Beginning Tuesday, 01/18, Doherty Library hours are as follows:

  • 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.

Whether in-person or online, your library and librarians are here to help! 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.

For more information, talk to your librarian at reference@stthom.edu.

Happy researching.

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Doherty Library Turns 50

November 14, 1972, marked the dedication of the Robert Pace and Ada Mary Doherty Library. As a pivotal part of our University that prides itself in our commitment to the dialogue between faith and reason, the chapel represents faith looking towards Doherty Library, symbolizing the sense of reason. 

We ask all our UST community to share your significant memory of your time at Doherty Library. Please send us an email to Yadira L. Smith, Public Services Librarian, limony@stthom.edu, and we can feature your memory in the library exhibit display. 

We hope you can take part in sharing your memory with the library; as we celebrate this significant milestone together as we look back to honor the library’s rich legacy and impact supporting research, scholarship, and discovery.

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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.

Wednesday, February 9 at 7:00 pm, Doherty Library will be hosting a Writer Reading featuring James Matthew Wilson and Joshua Hren. This event is open to the public. This event will be streamed In addition, there will be a live stream: https://stthom-edu.zoom.us/j/99725229517.

Thursday, February 10 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 Matthew Wilson and Joshua Hren. The event will be open to the public. Be sure to join us!

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information contact the library at 713-525-2192.

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Doherty Library Hours

As we approach the end of the semester, we celebrate a time to be thankful, and in a flash, we are entering into finals season. As a result, library hours will change to reflect the needs of the UST community for upcoming finals.

Doherty Library Hours for the holidays:

  • Wednesday, 11/24 to Friday, 11/26: CLOSED
  • Monday, 12/06 to Thursday, 12/09: Open 7:45 am – Midnight
  • Friday, 12/10: Open 7:45 am – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, 12/11: Open 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, 12/12: Open 1:00 pm – Midnight
  • Monday, 12/13: Open 7:45 am – Midnight
  • Tuesday, 12/14: Open 7:45 am – 10:00 pm

We enter Winter Break beginning Wednesday, 12/15, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information on library hours, please visit https://www.stthom.edu/Library-Research/Index.aqf#LibraryHours.

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.

If you need assistance, stop by the reference desk or chat with a Librarian at askus.stthom.edu.

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Films on Demand

Films on Demand provide immediate access to over 6000 streaming videos from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, NBC News, PBS, BBC Meridian, and others. Programs from more than 800 producers are included in these comprehensive subscriptions.

The database link is located from the Library Homepage> Find Databases>Films on Demand.

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

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UNIV 1121 Research in the Information Age

Join us in the spring semester to 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. 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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Annual Book Sale is Back

Doherty Library will be having its long-awaited book sale! The book sale is open from Wednesday, 11/10, to Sunday, 11/14. Available to the UST community, just in time for UST’s Homecoming.

Our annual book sale features a wide selection of exciting and unique books that suit every person’s keen interest, from fiction to academic titles. Multiple media formats are available, too. Books sale hours are:

  • Wednesday 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Price: Hardcover books are $3.00 and paperbacks are $1.00.

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

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Czech Heritage Month

Every October, Doherty Library features an exhibit for Czech Heritage Month; UST alum Rev. Paul Chovanec, Class of ’68, annually presents a Czech exhibition. This month, we celebrate sharing their contributions in art, music, literature, food, and many other traditions that make Texas rich and diverse. So it is with a deep heart to announce that this display might be its last exhibition.

Czech Heritage Month Display (2019)

The exhibition for Czech Heritage Month has taken many avenues of expressing the celebration of Czech culture. From the timeline of Czech history and highlights, two anniversaries –the 700th anniversary of Emperor Charles IV and the life of St. Zdislava in the context of the 800th anniversary of the Order of Preachers, i.e., the Dominicans (2016). Czech artists, e.g., Frantisek Kupka, whose painting “The Yellow Scale” is in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (2009).

Stop by the library and view the most recent exhibit throughout October and November. 

Fr. Paul Chovanec, Pastor of St. Justin Martyr

Thank you, Fr. Paul Chovanec, Pastor of St. Justin Martyr, for loaning the exhibit material and arranging the display for over 30 years. Your displays have always been an excellent and insightful addition by bringing our Houston community into the University of St. Thomas – Doherty library.

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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.aqfTO 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.aqfTO 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