Films on Demand Database

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In the database Films On Demand, there is outstanding content—much of it exclusive—from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ABC News, NBC News, BBC, National Geographic, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Bill Moyers, Shopware, The Open University, A&E, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Fred Friendly Seminars, Cambridge Educational, and many more. Programs from more than 800 producers are included in the database offered at UST.

The Films on Demand platform gives students and faculty instant access to outstanding documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All videos are iPad, PC, Mac, Android, mobile, and interactive whiteboard friendly, call the Doherty library if you experience connection problems, we will do our best to help. The Films on Demand acquisitions team is always adding exciting new video content to the database. The Films on Demand platform features full language support through Google Translate; all descriptions, transcripts, and navigation can easily be translated into any of 80 world languages. Start at http://www.stthom.edu/library > Research > Databases > Films on Demand.

Happy Researching!

The American West database

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The American West database is a source from the Everett D. Graff collection at the Newberry library in Chicago. The database is an excellent resource to support research papers and ideas that capture the westward expansion of the United States, and the Native America Nations’ way of life. Early topographical sketches and pioneers’ accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his ‘Wild West’ stars, explore the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early Eighteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Century. Browse a wide range of rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historic maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork and more. Start at http://www.stthom.edu/library > Research > Databases > American West.

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American Psychological Association (APA) citation system

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Many times at the Doherty library, students ask us about the American Psychological Association (APA) citation system and how to use it in a research paper. The Doherty library offers a research guide for ready reference answers to APA, and the research guide is an excellent place to begin learning the APA citation system used when composing a research paper.

Librarian Loan Nguyen is the creator of the APA citation research guide. She provides excellent examples of how to cite websites, dissertation/theses, tables and journal articles in a research paper. There are examples on how to format title pages using the appropriate APA format, and there is a sample paper to use for explanations on in-text citations and word spacing. There is an explanation on how to use digital object identifiers (DOIs) and a video to watch on essay basics. The UST community is always welcome to visit the Doherty library and ask us about APA citation system.

http://libguides.stthom.edu/apastyle

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Nicolas Castellanos public services librarian

IMG_3508_1_Nicolas Castellanos is the public services librarian at the Doherty library since 2014. His interests are assembling computers, being a Dad to two sons, and producing oral histories. A book he recently finished reading is “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business,” by John Mackey and Rajendra Sisodia.  It is available at the Doherty library.

Nicolas also provides instruction for business research using the Bloomberg Terminal (BT) at the Doherty library. Workshops are offered during the semester, and assistance is always available by scheduling an appointment with Nicolas at castelno@stthom.edu. There is a research guide that provides ready reference information for the Bloomberg Terminal certification program, and how to use the BT database to locate research information about particular business companies, market performance, and business sectors. Happy Researching!

http://libguides.stthom.edu/bloomberg_terminal

Topez Desktop Magnifier

IMG_0384The Topez Desktop magnifier makes seeing printed type, pictures, handwriting, and small details easy to read. There are not many control buttons to bog down a user trying to figure out how to operate the tool, and it makes magnifying artifacts easy. Ask a librarian for help anytime if you need a demonstration. There is a user manual, too, near the machine and the machine is located in the East wing silent reading room in the Doherty library.

The Topez includes the following features:

  • Autofocus creates clear view without any need to make adjustments
  • Increase or decrease brightness
  • Use the position locator beam, to mark the center of the image for easy document placement
  • 16 magnification levels with a crisp, sharp image allows the precise adjustments to examine materials at different levels of focus

MEDLINE database

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Medline is the United States National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) bibliographic database that contains more than 22 million references to journals and citations from more than 5,600 worldwide journals in life sciences with a concentration on bio-medicine. A distinctive feature of Medline is that the records are indexed with NLM Medical Subject Headings. The great majority of journals are selected for Medline based on the recommendation of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee, an NIH-chartered advisory committee of external experts analogous to the committees that review NIH grant applications.

http://www.stthom.edu/library > research> database> Medline.

Yadira Limon Circulation Services Supervisor

IMG_0217Yadira Limon is the circulation services supervisor at the Doherty library. Yadira began her career with the University of St. Thomas in August of 2015. Her talents include Doherty library patron problem solving at the library, and she also likes reading, crafting, running, and cycling. Yadira graduated from The University of Texas in San Antonio and she currently is a graduate student at Texas Woman’s University.

One of Yadira’s responsibilities is to maintain the course reserve materials professors place at the library for students to use. If you are looking for a course reserve materials, ask Yadira or any circulation staff member at the circulation desk and they will help you locate an item. Course reserve materials have various check out periods ranging from as little as two hours to 72 hours at a time.