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 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!

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


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. > 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.


BIOSIS Previews Science Database


BIOSIS Previews database is part of the Life Sciences in the Web of Knowledge by Thompson Reuters. Its coverage encompasses life sciences literature and biomedical sciences literature, with deep, global, coverage on a wide range of subject areas. Biological Abstracts consists of 350,000 references for almost 5,000 primary journal and monograph titles. Biological Abstracts/RRM additionally includes more than 200,000 non-journal citations. Acceptable content for the Web of Knowledge, and BIOSIS previews is determined by an evaluation and selection process based on the following criteria: impact, influence, timeliness, peer review, and geographic representation. Content is available from all life sciences discipline. This includes traditional biology (botany, ecology, zoology), and interdisciplinary subjects (biochemistry, biomedicine, and biotechnology). Related literature from the Earth and Geological Sciences; agriculture, botany, ecology, genetics and genomics are also indexed. Literature is also available for topics related to the life sciences coverage such as instrumentation and methods. If you are looking for a database to cover a wide range of science topics, try BIOSIS Previews in the Doherty library databases. > research> database> BIOSIS Previews.

The New iVina FB6280 E – Book Scanner


OH MY BOOK SCANNER! The new iVina FB6280 E – book scanner at the Doherty library offers superb scanning service to our UST community in order to copy or save a file. Convert books, documents, and photos into .jpeg, Microsoft Word, and .pdf files. The new scanner is located in the Doherty library lobby and it is easy to use. Begin by touching the screen and follow the options offered. You may scan to print copies in the Doherty library, or send the file to an e-mail address. Black and white prints are .10¢ each at the Doherty library, or scan to save a file.  If you are a UST student, you can print the file in the downstairs computer lab at the color printer.  Color prints cost .25¢ each. Happy Scanning!


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, below is a list of popular books in the collection and click on the text below for a complete record and summary of item.


  Jim BernhardFinal Chapters: How Famous Authors Died

  Sven BirkertsChanging the Subject: Art and Attention in the   Internet Age

  Inn CarmonNotorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth      Bader Ginsburg

  Chip Kidd – Only What is Necessary: Charles M. Schultz and    the Art of Peanuts

  Walter Isaacson – The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers,    Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital

21856367Dennis RossDoomed to Succeed

Margo JeffersonNegroland: a memoir

Gina SheridanCheck this Out

Sandra CisnersoA House of my Own

Lee ChildMake Me

Jonthan FranzenPurity

Miranda JamesArsenic and Old Books: A Cat in the Stacks Mystery                                    


  Orhan PamukA Strangeness in my Mind

  Paula McLainCircling the Sun