Doherty Library Workshops

students08The Doherty Library offers workshops to the University of St. Thomas community to improve the skill-sets of our patrons and demonstrate the resources available at the Doherty library. The workshops are conducted in the basement area of the library, in room 008, and they count towards workshop credit that some classes require. If any of the workshops sound interesting and useful, but the dates do not work for your schedule, the Doherty librarians are always available to answer questions about library resources and improving a student’s skill-set.

Saturday, March 21st – Research Skills      10:30 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.    Doherty 008

Two, 60 minute workshops are scheduled for 21 March 2015 at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. in room 008, downstairs in the Doherty Library. The workshops are available to all students and include tips on how to search effectively for information resources in a library, how to write a research paper in APA style, and how to use the RefWorks software to cite your sources.

Wednesday, March 25th – Presentation Tools & Tips   5:30 – 6:15 p.m.    Doherty 008

Learn how to become a better communicator with PowerPoint as a presentation tool and how to deliver a powerful message with confidence to an audience.

Monday, April 13th – Google Power Searching            5:30 – 6:15 p.m.    Doherty 008 

We will focus on issues surrounding searching for information on the World Wide Web using Google. We explain how keywords work with Google and how to use keywords efficiently to locate information items.

Loeb Classical Library

Loeb_Classical_Library_HomerAccess to the Loeb Classical Library is available online at UST library databases.  Founded by James Loeb in 1911, this collection captures the written treasures of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Researchers, students, professors, and enthusiasts all enjoy the translations from Greek and Latin into English, and appreciate the ease that Loeb makes for individuals locating the classic works of Seneca or Homer, St. Augustine or St. Jerome.

Dr. Christopher Evans, Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences and the Chair of the undergraduate theology department, has stated how he enjoys using the Loeb Classical Library “every day.” Dr. Evans uses Loeb for his research and guides students to use the resource to locate information about the classics. In particular, the translation from Latin to English helps his students with their studies of the classics and patristics.

The navigation is easy in this database; The Loeb interface offers one ribbon and a keyword search box for the site’s navigation. The “Using the library,” on the right side of the ribbon is an excellent navigation tool for a user to begin with the database and to help the user become proficient and fluent in navigating the Loeb Classical Library.


Father George Hosko Interlibrary Loan Librarian

IMG_3505Father George Hosko, Doherty Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Librarian, studied Theology at the University of St. Michael’s in Toronto, Canada and studied Library Science as Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was ordained as a Basilian Father in Detroit, Michigan during 1968. Shortly after ordination, Fr. Hosko began his career as a librarian, holding library positions in Windsor Ontario, followed by Detroit, Albuquerque, and Phoenix before coming to Houston to work at St. Thomas High School. He then joined the University of St. Thomas (UST) in 1997 as the Head of Interlibrary Loan Department. In addition to being a librarian, he is an avid swimmer and celebrates Mass with the UST community at the Basilian Chapel. Through his leadership at the Doherty Library, our student employees work at filling ILL requests from other libraries. In return, we ask other libraries to send us books and journal articles that we do not possess at the Doherty Library. The form to fill out an ILL request is easy to complete.

Access is online at:

Interlibrary Loan

or follow directions below

1)Select Library Service from the library homepage.

1) Select Library Services from the library homepage.




2) Select Interlibrary Loan from the Library Services page.

After selecting Interlibrary Loan, all borrowing information is displayed. Select an action, such as Request a Book and include as much publication information as possible on the form about your information item. You will receive an e-mail indicating your request status and when the item is available for checkout. Borrowing rules and regulations are there on the page and you may always come into the Doherty Library to find out more information about ILL requests. Say hello to Father Hosko when you pass him on campus.

Doherty Library Book Sale

Doherty Library will have a “Book Sale” on the following days:
Wednesday (October 15): 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Available to UST members only)
Thursday (October 16): 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Available to public)
Friday (October 17): 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Available to public)
Saturday (October 18): 10:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Available to public)
Sunday (October 19): 1:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Available to public)$2 Hardbound – $1 Paperback


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.


Marie-Helene Bertino – 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas silkworm

Joshua Ferris – To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Robert Galbraith (alias J.K. Rowlings) – The Silkworm

Peter Matthiessen – In Paradise

Rick Riordan – The House of Hades

Mona Simpson – Casebook: A Novel

Marian Szczepanski – Playing St. Barbara

Gabrielle Zevin – The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry


Dinah Fried – Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals

Hillary Clinton – Hard Choices

Jack Devine & Vernon Loeb – Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story

Laurel Braitman – Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

Zelda la Grange – Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

Bloomberg Terminal Provides Access to Business Data

Bloomberg terminal hardwareStudents who seek the latest business data to support their classwork at University of St. Thomas will have access to the Bloomberg terminal, a research tool that offers students access to real-time financial market data and business news.

Bloomberg terminal is financial software that provides professionals in finance and other industries access to the Bloomberg Professional Service through which users can get financial news for all market sectors, price quotes, multimedia reports, analytics and trading capabilities into a single platform.

James Piccininni, UST’s dean of libraries, said Bloomberg software will offer UST students the opportunity to become proficient at using a tool relied on by many business professionals. In addition, there is an available Bloomberg certification course through the terminal that will provide students with a competitive edge for job seeking.

“The Bloomberg terminal is certainly among the best research tools available today for market research,” Piccininni said. “The acquisition of a Bloomberg terminal will significantly strengthen the library’s resource offerings to our business students.”

Dr. Beena George, dean of the Cameron School of Business, worked with Piccininni to acquire the Bloomberg software.

“Having access to the Bloomberg terminal on campus will be a distinct advantage for our students,” George said. “They will gain hands-on experience with the same tools used by financial professionals all over the world.”

The Bloomberg terminal will be set up in the Doherty Library Student Computer Lab.  A UST ID card is required for access to the lab.

Students will need to log into the Bloomberg resource and create a personal account. The Bloomberg terminal is available to students beginning August.  Students can reserve the terminal for up to two hours per day using the UST online registration system.

By Marwa Abdou

New Database Provides Access to Marketing Trends

Mintel logoMintel, a new market research database, will make it easier for University of St. Thomas students and faculty to gather data for class projects and research on topics such as mobile markets and green marketing.

Last spring, Cameron School of Business and Doherty Library cooperated to investigate resources that would enrich the library collection and ease the research process for UST students.“We identified market and industry research as an area that needed improvement,” Emily Couvillon, public services librarian said. “We evaluated several products and ultimately decided Mintel would be the best option for providing our students with access to expert insight into market trends.”

UST installed two new Mintel products: Mintel Reports and Mintel Global Market Navigator. Mintel Reports provides insights into consumer trends for a variety of sectors including the financial industry, consumer trends and retail. In addition, these reports discuss market drivers, market size and trends, market segmentation, supply structure, advertising and promotion. They break down complex demographic issues and make it easy to understand the many factors that drive market growth.

Mintel Global Market Navigator database provides international datasets and statistics to complement the insights found in Mintel Reports. It also presents market data and economic trends for over 60 countries and hundreds of products.

“Mintel provides market shares for firms, market growth rates and trend data that will benefit students and faculty across disciplines,” Dr. John Story, chair of the Marketing and Management Department, said. “Anyone, whether student or faculty, putting together business plans, performing situation analysis, or just studying cultural differences across country markets should find valuable data available from Mintel.”

Couvillon said this new database will be invaluable to the marketing students as well as students who work in many other academic programs. For example, students who are in areas of business will be able to follow trends impacting companies and industries of interest to them. Mintel Reports provides insight on technology use that may be of interest to educators. It also evaluates key millennial social issues that may be useful to students in political science.

Both Mintel databases are free for UST students, faculty and staff. It can be accessed on the databases page.

By Marwa Abdou