Doherty Library To-Go Service

Currently, the library is not open. Doherty Library will continue to interact with students, faculty, and staff to deliver services electronically. We understand that research does not stop there, the library will continue to provide the UST community “Books to-go” borrowing service. Here are the procedures as followed:

  1. Search the library’s online catalog at stthom.edu/library-research and find the books you need to borrow.
  2. Send an email to circulation@stthom.edu & give us the full title and call numbers of the books you need. Also, please include your UST ID number (on the front of your ID card). Include a date and time within the following window: Monday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday – Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
  3. Wait for the library to reply back with a confirmed date and time for you to pick up your books.
  4. At your assigned time, please bring your current UST ID card with you, when you to the library. When you arrive at the library, go to the front door, remain outside, and show your ID card to the library staff member who will be waiting inside the library. The library front doors will remain locked.
  5. Once your identity is confirmed, please continue to wait outside the library, while your books are being checked out. Your books will be placed on a book truck just outside the front entrance. Please observe appropriate social distancing when collections your books.

For more information on library services remote: https://libguides.stthom.edu/temp-services.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at circulation@stthom.edu or call 713-525-2190.

Happy Researching!


Dear Celt Library Community

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Dear Celt Library Community,

We are proud to be part of the UST community and understand that at this time we all face unique challenges. The library is still accessible to you with services and resources beyond what Doherty Library could hold.

Interlibrary loan will not process any new request for print books or items at this time. Request for journal articles that can be processed electronically are being accepted, but fulfillment cannot be guaranteed due to lending library closures.

We invite you to use:

  • Find online sources, use research guides, and utilize new technologies for online learning.
  • Ask a Librarian. Librarians will continue to provide chat, reference, and consultations through online venues.
  • Access to our digital collections, which include more than 200, 000 digital items.
  • Access our databases online, ranging from scholarly articles, articles from newspapers and popular magazines.
  • Interlibrary loans will continue to be available for electronic articles, pending availability from other university libraries.

Check out more information on library services available to you online at libguides.stthom.edu/temp-services.

Thank you for understanding and patience during this challenging period. As updates occur, we will post them on the library’s website.

Stay Safe,

Doherty Library


(713) 525-2180


Access Library Resources Online

It’s our job to help you find the information you need, whether on the shelf or on the web. 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. Celt students, faculty, and staff have off-campus access to many databases and e-journals using their Celt ID login.

Use your celt ID to login to online databases from off-campus


  • 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, or video is held by the library.
  • Journal & Article Databases: Doherty library carries over 150 databases. Ranging from scholarly articles, articles from newspapers and popular magazines.

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


Librarians are Available to Help You!

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Our library may be closed, but your Librarians are still here to help you with your library needs. UST students, faculty, and staff have access to e-books, databases, and other online library services you rely upon. Librarians are available online to help you!

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

Please feel free to contact us through any of these forms list above.


Keep Americans Connected


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are facing difficulties accessing the Internet. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) announced the Keep Americans Connected Pledge to keep broadband service and network disruptions at a minimum. Dozens of US broadband service providers have pledged for the next 60 days to:

  1. Not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
  2. Waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic, and
  3. Open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who need them.

Major Carriers are Offering:

Over 390 companies and associations have signed the pledge to Keep Americans Connected. For more information and  full list here.

Check out our library services available online: https://libguides.stthom.edu/temp-services



Thank you, UST Alumni Connie Little!

Thank you and we are grateful for Ms. Connie Little’s generous and thoughtful gifts. The publications of children’s books are beautifully illustrated and are rarely seen in today’s mass-market of children’s books. These books certainly enhance our library’s collection and serve as a reminder that great literature is indeed timeless.
Special Events & Exhibits

Celebrating Roaring Twenties

Doherty Library is celebrating the Roaring Twenties by displaying significant moments from that era.  Before the Roaring Twenties, the ‘Great War’ ended in 1918 and a postwar recession lingered on for three more years.

Then suddenly good times were back. Stock markets soared, and the 1920s became a symbol of Western prosperity.  It was the time of American isolation, escapism, and social reform.

The twenties were the first decade to welcome women into politics and business. The Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified in 1920, making the United States the first country to give all women who were 21 or over the same voting rights as men.

Nineteenth Amendment Display in the flat case display, located on the first floor.

The Harlem Renaissance is also known as the jazz age. The rhythm of the decade was jazz. Artists like Bessie Smith made her first blues recording in 1923, Louis Armstrong began his Hot Five in 1925, and Duke Ellington first played at the Cotton Club in New York’s Harlem in 1927.

Harlem Renaissance displayed on the lower level of the Library.

Both displays will be available throughout the spring semester and located on the lower level of the library. All items are available for check out, please speak to library staff.



“‘Roaring Twenties, The’” The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide, edited by Helicon, 2018. Credo Reference. Accessed 10 Feb. 2020.

Library Classes & Instruction

Pizza & Research: Citation Breakdown

PIzza & Research_ (1)Essays and research papers are upon us and proper acknowledgment of sources might seems like a no-brainer, as indeed it should, to researchers.  Yet there are altogether too many instances where improper attribution goes unchecked.

Doherty Library will be instructing a workshop online dedicated to citation. Referencing allows you to acknowledge the contribution to other writers and researchers in your work. It also gives credit to the writers from whom you have borrowed words and ideas. By citing the work of a particular scholar, you acknowledge and respect the intellectual property rights of that researcher.

Join us Thursday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m. and learn about different citation styles online. Bookmark this link: Citation Breakdown Workshop. 

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

Happy researching.

Library Databases

Films on Demand

Films on Demand is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows users to view streaming videos from Films Media Group. You can choose from more than 20,000+ titles in dozens of subject areas.

FODFilms on Demand offers a large variety of curriculum-focused, streaming video titles from producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, TedTalk, History, ABCNews, BBC, NBC News, Shopware, National Geographic, and others.

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

For further assistance, please contact a reference librarian at 713-525-2188 or email reference@stthom.edu.

Featured Resources

APA Manual 7th Edition


In the fall of 2019, the American Psychological Association (APA) introduced the seventh edition of the APA Publication Manual, which has replaced the sixth edition that was published in 2009. A libguide as been developed for the UST community with ready information on the new edition: http://libguides.stthom.edu/APA-7.

The APA libguide can provide you with key changes and features on the seventh edition. The publication manual provides guidance on how to format title pages, headings, direct quotations, bulleted lists, in-text citations, references and more.

APA is most frequently used by writers and students in:

  • Social Sciences, such as Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and Criminology
  • Nursing
  • Biology, Chemistry

Here are a few notable changes in APA 7th edition:

  1. The publisher’s location is no longer included in the reference.
  2. In-text citation for works with three or more authors is now shortened right from the first citation. You only include the first author’s name and “et al.”.
  3. There is no font requirement as long as the font is legible and consistent.

Please check with your instructor about which edition should be used for your work. Talk to your librarians for more information here!

Special Events & Exhibits

Exhibit on St. Thomas Aquinas


Stop by our newest exhibit display on the legacy of Saint Thomas Aquinas from January to the end of February.  January 28 is the feast day of Saint Thomas Aquinas celebrating the life and legacy of this priest and doctor of the Church, patron of universities and students. The exhibit showcases some of his great works and also provides other background about him. For example, the sun or brilliant star on St. Thomas’s chest found in some images of St. Thomas Aquinas (such as the one below) represents his holy teachings.

An altarpiece in Ascoli Piceno, Italy by Carlo Crivelli

Italian Dominican theologian Saint Thomas Aquinas was one of the great teachers of the medieval Catholic Church, honored with the titles Doctor of the Church and Angelic Doctor and is considered the father of Thomistic theology.

Some of his greatest contribution to the Catholic Church is his writings. The unity, harmony, and continuity of faith and reason, of revealed and natural knowledge, pervades his writings. Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, deals with the whole of Catholic theology.

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

Happy Researching!




Library Databases

Philosopher’s Index – EBSCO


The Philosopher’s Index is a premier bibliographic database designed to help researchers easily find publications of interests in the field of philosophy.  The database features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions from anthologies and book reviews.

This resource contains nearly 700,000 records from publications that date back to 1902 and originate from 139 countries in 37 languages, The Philosopher’s Index includes abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. Areas covered range from ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, to metaphysical logic. Also covered are material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.

The Index features high-quality content with complete and accurate citations and author-written abstracts for most articles.

Find The Philosopher’s Index in Find Databases on the UST Library website. If you need help locating it, please ask a reference librarian for help!


UST Testing Center Gets New Home

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The new and improved University Testing Center has a new home, on the lower level of Doherty Library in Room B010.

Still part of the Mendenhall Achievement Center, this student support service is committed to a high quality of service to the students. The Testing Center assists students by providing various testing alternatives. The Center is a quiet space for test-taking to accommodate various needs.

Among the things the Testing Center caters to are students who have been granted an accommodation by the Office of Counseling and Disability Services.

The Testing Center, which has been under the auspices of Career Services, is now part of Academic Advising under the leadership of Lee Holm. Navil Izaguirre, will manage the Center.

“The Testing Center is committed to helping our students achieve their academic potential,” Holm said. “We believe our new location in the Doherty Library will provide UST students with a great quiet testing location.”

To reserve time and space (appointments are required) students may call 713-942-3451 or email testing@stthom.edu  No walk-ins are accepted.

For greatest success, students should familiarize themselves with the Testing Center student policy and the Testing Center Cover sheet, which can be found on the STTHOM portal or can be emailed upon request.  Faculty also have requirements for delivery and pick up of tests.

The Testing Center is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Testing hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 pm. And Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Did You Know?

Online Live Support


Welcome back everyone from the winter break! The library is here for your information needs. Find it difficult to come to campus? Need research help while you are off-campus? Now you can ask a librarian anything from anywhere! Login to our digital classroom and ask any research questions, get assistance with using UST databases, scholarly resources, and more!

We are proud to offer regular semester hours and by appointment!

Join the digital classroom and for more information  https://libguides.stthom.edu/support 

Happy Researching!