Doherty Library Workshops

students08Workshops are held in the basement of Doherty Library, in room 008. Free on-street parking is available on Yoakum Boulevard, or you may pay to park in the parking garage at the Moran Center, (West Alabama and Graustark street); the parking garage cost is $5.

The Doherty Library has other upcoming workshops listed below.


Tuesday  3/8   Business Databases       Doherty Library               room 008    12:30-1:30 p.m.

Saturday 3/12  Business Databases       Doherty Library                          room 008   12-1 p.m.

Tuesday  3/15  Business Databases       Doherty Library              room 008    12:30-1:30 p.m.


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!