Artstor Database

Artstor is a nonprofit with a mission to use digital images and media to enhance scholarship and education. They bring together more than 2 million high-quality images for education and research, and offer the tools to catalog, manage, and distribute digital media collections. The Artstor Digital Library is an image database featuring an unparalleled range of images from some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in one easily-navigated repository.

Artstor is a comprehensive image resource available for educational and scholarly use, with many rare and important collections available for educational use. The library is constantly growing with new collections added monthly, continually expanding our areas of reference and study. All images are accompanied by comprehensive metadata and are rights-cleared for educational use.

Click the link for more information Artstor

Happy Researching!

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States Catholic Bishops who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Catholic faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place.

The USCCB webpage offers information for: prayer and worship, belief and teachings, issues and action, media, the Bible, and current event information to represent the direction and mission of the Catholic Church in the United States. Catholic bishops themselves constitute the membership of the Conference and are served by a staff of approximately 315 lay people, priests, deacons, and religious located at the Conference headquarters in Washington, DC. This webpage is a valuable tool to explain current and historic positions of the Catholic Church in the United States.

Use JSTOR for your research papers


A valuable resource for finding journal articles for research papers is called JSTOR and it is found at the Doherty Library.  JSTOR provides the full-text of articles from hundreds of the most influential academic journals available to universities.  The JSTOR collection includes nearly the entire runs of core journals (except the most recent 3 years) in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and mathematics.  The dates covered vary with each title, but 19th century journals through currently published journals are included in JSTOR.  Generally, journals in JSTOR include the first volume through issues published prior to the most recent three years. Some primary sources and book collections are also available.

To access JSTOR, go to the Doherty Library database page

Or for assistance, call a reference librarian at 713-525-2188 or email


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 nearly 200 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. Click on the text below for a complete record and summary of the item.


25489094Death of a Ghost by M. C. Beaton

Huck Out West by Robert Coover

The Whistler by John Grisham

Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

Cross the Line by James Patterson

The Strange Case of Madeleine Seguin by William Rose


 coverHow Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen

The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Dear Pope Francis by Pope Francis

The Book That Changed America by Randall Fuller

Listening to a Continent Sing by Donald Kroodsma

Pope Francis: Life & Revolution by Elisabetta Pique

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

the-fire-this-time-9781501126345_hrShaken by Tim Tebow

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

A Square Meal by Jane Ziegelman




TexShare Card


A TexShare Card provides UST community members with borrowing privileges from more than 500 participating libraries across the state of Texas. A majority of Texas libraries participate in the TexShare Card program. TexShare cards are issued at the University of St. Thomas Doherty Library circulation desk, and information about the resource is available at the Doherty Library, just ask a librarian.

Lending policies are set by each participating library. Specific policies are available at the Libraries and Catalogs link on the Texshare website. You have responsibilities as a TexShare Card holder. You should become familiar with the policies and restrictions of the lending library.

The goal of the TexShare Program is to improve library service to Texans by making each library’s materials available to the greatest number of users.