Circulation Renewal Services for UST Doherty Library Materials

 

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Circulation Renewal Services for UST Doherty Library Materials

Need Your Books For More Time? Did you know that you can keep them longer without getting late charges? Did you know that there are several ways to renew your books without leaving the comfort of your own home?

Here’s How!

  • Make sure your library account is updated for the current semester
  • Prior to the due date, renew library items from home either one of 3 ways:
    • Call us at 713.525.2180; or
    • Email us at circulation@stthom.edu; or
    • Go to your library account online and renew using the 14-digit barcode on the back of your UST ID – Library Account Link

You can renew your books up to 3 times per semester as long as:

  1. The item has not been requested by someone else and
  2. You don’t have more than $10 in late fees and
  3. All fines are paid in full.

Chicago Manual of Style Online

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The University of St. Thomas offers the Chicago Manual of Style Online (CMSO) in our database bank and the resource is completely searchable, easy to use, and provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices of the full contents of the 16th and 15th editions. The link below leads to the UST The Chicago Manual of Style Online resource.

– Chicago Manual of Style Online –

The resource includes the popular Chicago Style Q&A function listed on the top of the webpage. It is a function that thousands have found entertaining and informative. Your queries return results that are clearly distinguishable and the Chicago Style Q&A also features monthly polls, along with interviews with publishers, copy-editors, and writers. The Chicago Manual of Style Online also provides convenient tools, such as sample correspondence, proofreaders’ marks, a quick guide to citations, and for help citing sources, visit the CMSO database’s Quick Guide to see clear examples of how to use Chicago-style citation.

Research projects are almost due, visit the link – Citation Help on the Web – for help with other citation systems or stop by the Doherty Library for more assistance.

Happy Researching!

Project Muse Database at UST

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Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic libraries, public libraries, special libraries, and school libraries worldwide. Project MUSE books and journals are from leading university presses and scholarly societies, and they are fully integrated for search and discovery. Project MUSE currently includes: 406,813 articles and 982,127 chapters by 258 publishers.

Refine results with the filtering options on the left side of the advanced search page or on your search results page. Click the browse box to see a selection of books and journals differentiated by research area, titles A-Z, publisher, or limit the format of information to books only, or journals only.

To access Project Muse click on this link – Project Muse – and access the database from the UST database list.

Project MUSE also offers tutorials and training handouts to help you understand how to search and use Project MUSE book and journal content, follow the link here for tutorial information.

http://muse.jhu.edu/about/librarians/training_resources.html

Happy Researching!

Dr. Martin H. Lindenberg, Director of The McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

drmlThe President’s Faculty Research and Scholarship Colloquium, along with the Friends of the Library proudly present Dr. Martin H. Lindenberg, Director of The McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship to discuss how teachers, leaders, and entrepreneurs develop their skills to apply in their profession. Dr. Martin H. Lindenberg will also discuss how The McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship plans on teaching the principles, attitudes, and skills necessary for success in business today. The event occurs Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. in the Doherty Library’s main lobby. Food and drink will be served.

Czech Display Honoring Czech Heritage Month

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Many years ago, the Legislature of the State of Texas declared October to be Czech Heritage Month in Texas.  In keeping with this designation, many Czech (and Moravian) Texans celebrate their heritage of faith and culture in a variety of ways.  UST alum, Rev. Paul Chovanec, C’68, annually presents a Czech exhibit at the Doherty Library during October.

The exhibit has four main parts.  The two horizontal display cases focus on Czech history.  One case shows a general timeline of Czech history and highlights two anniversaries being celebrated this year–the 700th anniversary of Emperor Charles IV, and the life of St. Zdislava in the context of the 800th anniversary of the Order of Preachers, i.e., the Dominicans. The other horizontal case highlights Czechs and Moravians in Texas in terms of the religious and cultural organizations that sustain and celebrate their heritage.

Please stop by the Doherty Library and learn more from the exhibit by UST alumnus, Rev. Paul Chovanec, C’68.

 

Citation Help on the Web

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Citation Help on the Web is a research guide at the Doherty Library that links to excellent electronic resources for explanations about citation system usage. The research guide is great to use as an online navigation tool for online resources and the resources explain, in detail, citation system usage for American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Chicago and many more. The Tutorial Services Center (TSC) at UST helps students achieve success in their studies and the tutors there in the Crocker Center are available to assist in all reference questions about citation systems.  The librarians at the Doherty Library are also available everyday if you would like to stop by and learn more about citation systems.

Happy Researching!

Oxford English Dictionary

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The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. The OED is available at the Doherty Library and right on your computer as an electronic resource. Use the link below to access the resource and your Celt Identification to log-in (the same information you use for MYSTTHOM).

Oxford English Dictionary

As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You will still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you will also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Stop by the Doherty Library for an in-depth explanation from one of our librarians.

Happy Researching!