Featured Resources

Highlighting new & notable additions to the library collection.

NEW POPULAR BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

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.

Fiction:

Marie-Helene Bertino – 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas silkworm

Joshua Ferris – To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Robert Galbraith (alias J.K. Rowlings) – The Silkworm

Peter Matthiessen – In Paradise

Rick Riordan – The House of Hades

Mona Simpson – Casebook: A Novel

Marian Szczepanski – Playing St. Barbara

Gabrielle Zevin – The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Non-Fiction:

Dinah Fried – Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals

Hillary Clinton – Hard Choices

Jack Devine & Vernon Loeb – Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story

Laurel Braitman – Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

Zelda la Grange – Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

Bloomberg Terminal Provides Access to Business Data

Bloomberg terminal hardwareStudents who seek the latest business data to support their classwork at the University of St. Thomas have access to the Bloomberg terminal, a research tool that offers students access to real-time financial market data and business news.

The Bloomberg terminal is financial software that provides professionals in finance and other industries access to the Bloomberg Professional Service through which users access financial news for all market sectors, price quotes, multimedia reports, analytics and trading capabilities into a single platform.

James Piccininni, UST’s dean of libraries, said Bloomberg software offers UST students the opportunity to become proficient at using a tool relied on by many business professionals. In addition, there is an available Bloomberg certification course through the terminal that provides students with a competitive edge for job seeking.

“The Bloomberg terminal is certainly among the best research tools available today for market research,” Piccininni said. “The acquisition of a Bloomberg terminal significantly strengthens the library’s resource offerings to our business students.”

Dr. Beena George, dean of the Cameron School of Business, worked with Piccininni to acquire the Bloomberg software.

“Having access to the Bloomberg terminal on campus will be a distinct advantage for our students,” George said. “They will gain hands-on experience with the same tools used by financial professionals all over the world.”

The Bloomberg terminal is set up in the Doherty Library Student Computer Lab.  A UST ID card is required for access to the lab.

Students need to login to the Bloomberg resource and create a personal account.   Students may reserve the terminal for up to two hours per day using the UST online registration system. For more information about the Bloomberg terminal click on > http://libguides.stthom.edu/bloomberg_terminal

By Marwa Abdou

Jewish Life in America, 1654-1954

Jewish life in American image

A 19th century postcard depicting a group of Peddlers in the Lower East Side, New York.

Doherty has access to Jewish Life in America, 1654-1954 . The database enables researchers to explore the history of Jewish communities in America from the arrival of the first Jews in the 17th century right through to the mid-20th century. This rich collection of primary source material brings to life the communal and social aspects of Jewish identity and culture, while tracing Jewish involvement in the political life of American society as a whole.

This treasure trove of material provides digital images of collections from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York. All of the typescript and printed material is full-text searchable.

In addition, Jewish Life in America contains a wealth of materials designed as supplementary resources; these include a chronology, interactive maps, essays by leading scholars, a selection of American Jewish Year Book articles, a visual resources gallery, biographies and links to other useful websites.

Classical Scores Library

music online databaseThe library has a subscription to Music Online: Classical Scores Library from Alexander Street Press. You can access thousands of musical scores in PDF format with your CELT ID.  Scores are indexed down to the movement level with advanced search options of work/opus#, key, genre, instrument, time period, and year of publication.  The database includes all major genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary.  Use the advanced search option to search across multiple volumes.

 

Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Volume I contains over 400,000 pages of the most important classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 25,000 musical scores. Classical Scores Library serves as an integral resource for music students and faculty, encompassing all major classical musical genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary. With full, study, piano, and vocal scores, this comprehensive collection will enhance the study of music history, performance, appreciation, and theory for a variety of scholars.

Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Volume II is the follow-up to Alexander Street’s critically acclaimed Classical Scores Library and will bring together 200,000 pages when complete. It’s the first online score collection for libraries that’s composed mostly of in-copyright classical scores from major composers and editions. When curating the collection, editors targeted individual composers and composer collectives directly to ensure a strong resource for contemporary and previously unpublished works. The comprehensive collection contains full, study, piano, and vocal scores, and will provide valuable source material for teachers and students of music history, performance, appreciation, and theory.

Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Volume III brings together 400,000 pages of in-copyright editions when complete. This collection focuses on modern editions from major publishers like Chester Music, Novello and Company, Faber Music, Wilhelm Hansen, Donemus and more. It provides expanded coverage of great choral works and instrumental scores for brass, woodwind, and other instrument groups. The collection provides a wealth of material suited to supporting courses in music theory, music history, music literature, and composition.

New Primary Sources Available Online

Doherty recently added online access to a number of primary source collections. These additions make it easy to search and view thousands of historical documents.

British Foreign Office CorrespondenceDr. Lee Williames & David Theis Collection
Alexander III and the Policy of “Russification,” 1883-1886 – explores the policies of Alexander III as observed by the British diplomatic corps in Russia.
Commercial and Trade Relations Between Tsarist Russia, the Soviet Union and the U.S., 1910-1963 – reproduces instructions to and dispatches from U.S. diplomatic and consular personnel dealing with Russia and the Soviet Union.
World War I and Revolution in Russia, 1914-1918 – documents the Russian entrance into World War I and culminates in reporting on the Revolution in Russia in 1917 and 1918.

McFadden-Moran Collection for Irish Studies Research
The Dublin Castle Records 1798-1926 – makes available original materials documenting the British presence and control in Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Testaments to the HolocaustThe Albert and Ethel Herzstein Collection
The Middle East Online: Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970 – chronicles the politics, wars, administration and diplomacy surrounding the Palestine Mandate and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950 – offers rare primary sources tied to Myron Taylor, appointed as the president’s representative to the Vatican.
Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950 – provides a unique perspective on the lives of the survivors — Jewish and non-Jewish — of the Holocaust and World War II.
Testaments to the Holocaust. Documents and Rare Printed Materials from the Wiener Library, London – primary source documents from the Wiener Library, the oldest institution established for documenting the Nazi regime and Jewish life in Germany from 1933 through the war.

Mardi Gras in the Archives

Mardi Gras celebrations are taking place throughout the world today, including here on the UST campus. Tonight the university will host the 64th annual Mardi Gras Gala benefiting the St. Thomas Fund. The Gala is one of the longest running traditions at UST and is well documented in the  UST Archives. There, researchers can explore photos from past galas showcasing glamorous gowns and festive floats. The collection also includes Mardi Gras invitations, programs, and press releases. View samples from the collection online.  If you are interested to explore this collection in person at the archives, please make an arrangement for a visit by calling 713-525-3895.  The Archives are located at 305 Branard Street.

UST Mardi Gras, 1952

UST Mardi Gras, 1954

Houston Museums: Explore your City

This month’s lobby display features books and publications about museums in the Houston Museum District. With a location in the heart of the Museum District, the UST campus provides students with easy access to  19 museums within a 1.5 mile radius. Most offer a student discount for entry, so there’s no better time to take advantage of what the area has to offer than during your time as a member of the UST community.

Houston Museum of Natural Science – Since its founding in 1909, the goal of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has been to educate the public with knowledge in natural science and related subjects. Dinosaur skeletons, gemstones, and a garden full of butterflies are just a few of the exhibits visitors can explore.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston  Opened in 1924, the Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts was the first art museum in Texas. With over 300,000 square feet of display space and 18 acres of gardens, it remains one of the largest art museums in the United States and welcomes over 2.5 million visitors each year.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens – Bayou Bend is the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882–1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – Houston’s Buffalo Soldier Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, the last of which served during World War II.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston  – The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is a non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting the best and most exciting international, national and regional art of the last 40 years. Founded in 1948, the Museum prides itself on presenting new art and documenting its role in modern life through exhibitions, lectures, original publications and a variety of educational programs and events.

Asia Society Texas – Asia Society is the leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of the United States and Asia. Visit the Center throughout the year for performances, art exhibits, craft activities, and lectures.

 The Menil Collection – The Menil Collection opened in 1987 to preserve and exhibit the art collection of John and Dominique de Menil. Considered one of the most important privately assembled collections of the twentieth century, the Menil hosts a diverse collection of both modern art and ancient artifacts, housed in a building designed by architect Renzo Piano.

The Rothko Chapel The Rothko Chapel, founded by Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief. A tranquil meditative environment inspired by the mural canvases of American painter Mark Rothko, the Chapel welcomes over 60,000 visitors each year, people of every faith and from all parts of the world.

For recommended museum-related books and resources from our collections, see our Pinterest board:

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