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Will Texas Turn Purple? O’Rourke vs. Cruz and the 2018 Midterm Elections

Tuesday, October 23 at 12:30 PM, Doherty Library lobby.  Sponsored by the Friends of Doherty Library.  Guest speaker: Dr. Jon Taylor, Professor Chair, Political Science Department & Program Director of the MPPA graduate program, University of St. Thomas.   Free and open to the public.  Parking available at the Moran Parking Garage located at West Alabama & Graustark.

The U.S. Senate race between Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Beto O’Rourke has all of the hallmarks of an old-style Texas election brawl.  Will Cruz and the GOP maintain their hold on Texas or will O’Rourke and the Democrats finally be victorious after 24 years in the political wilderness?  Dr. Jon Taylor will offer his analysis of the national impact of the Texas U.S. Senate race as well as other 2018 midterm election battles taking place both within Texas and around the U.S.

 

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Fall Book Sale 2018

The annual fall book sale will be held at the Doherty Library and is open to the general public from Thursday, October 18, 2018 through Sunday, October 21, 2018 during regular library hours.  A special preview day has been set aside for UST students, staff, faculty, and members of the Friends of the Doherty Library on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

The sale features a wide selection of interesting and unique books from fiction titles, to academic titles, and peppered in with some general interest reading. Multiple media formats are available, too. Books sale hours are:

  • Wednesday 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8: a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Hardcover Books = $3 an item.

Softcover Books = $1 an item.

Parking is available for $5 in the Moran Center Parking Garage at West Alabama and Graustark.

For more information, contact Nicholas Kowalski at (713) 525-2182

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LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis teams are combining legal and business information with analytics and technology to advance what’s possible for the way their customers work with information resources and to advance what’s possible in the world of information. LexisNexis delivers powerful, new research tools to customers by applying machine learning, natural language processing, visualization, and artificial intelligence to their global legal database. LexisNexis’ vision is to help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, along with generating value for an organization.

Students and Faculty in the UST community can access LexisNexis database through Doherty Library services, click here for a link to LexisNexis. Use your Celt ID for off-campus access.

Happy Researching!

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Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library from Brill Online

The Dead Sea Scrolls represents perhaps the most significant historical manuscript discovery in recent history. Brill’s Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts offers a unique opportunity to study state of the art photographs of these ancient scripts, and understand their meaning using the translations of text and interpretations for missing fragments.

The database searches through high resolution photographs of the ancient fragments, and texts derived from the fragments in Masoretic order (Bible books), as well as providing English translations and full transcriptions of the Hebrew Scripture, over 200 in total.

Students and Faculty in the UST community can access Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library from Brill Online through Doherty Library services, click here for a link to Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library. Use your Celt ID for off-campus access.

Happy Researching!

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Thank you Welcome Week

Thank you to the more than 100 folks that stopped by for our Doherty Library Ice Cream Social held during Welcome Week at UST. The success of smiles, laughs, and welcoming was terrific, and convinced us to support an ice cream social for future Welcome Weeks as we look to grow our student social life opportunities.

Go Celts in 2018- 2019!

Happy Researching at the Doherty Library!

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TV Programming in the Doherty Library

The library is proud to promote good, objective journalism. Keep yourself well-informed and up-to-date on all the important current events of the day. The Newshour will air every weekday at 5 p.m. in the Doherty Library lobby. We have a link to the entire TV schedule and more information below.

http://libguides.stthom.edu/TV

As we build out TV broadcast schedule, please suggest programs and we can do our best to fit it in the schedule.

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Call Numbers are Shifting, Books are Moving

There are some changes being made at the Doherty Library.  The following areas of the library collection are being relocated:

The library bound periodical collection has been moved from its’ present basement location.  Selected titles (frequently used and core titles) are now housed alphabetically by title in the Silent Reading Room, first floor of Doherty.  The remaining bound periodical titles will be located in a basement closed stack storage room. For journals in storage, you will need to complete the online request form at:

https://www.stthom.edu/Library-Research/Library-Services/Index.aqf

or complete a paper request form available at the circulation desk.  The library’s online periodical listing will tell you the titles that are located in the Silent Reading Room or in the storage area.

Books with call letters PQ-Z are being relocated to the library’s basement, in open stacks available to the public. The children’s literature collection will remain on the second floor, east-side of Doherty.