Libraries News and Events

Mullen Library Overnight Hours in Effect

January 27th, 2015 by Joan Stahl  
Posted in Library's Home page
Select reading rooms are open overnight for CUA students,  Monday-Thursday.  Limited library services are also available. This schedule is in effect Jan 26 – May 9, 2015.

Trial Databases- Loeb Classical Library and Niermeyer Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus

January 23rd, 2015 by Russell, Samuel  
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

We welcome you to test out two databases and provide us with feedback.

The Digital Loeb Classical Library contains more than 500 titles in Greek or Latin with English translations. This online edition is fully searchable and includes options for annotating and extracting text.

J. F. Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus provides English, French, and German translations for Medieval Latin terms and concepts with citation examples for context. The online edition is based on the 2002 2nd edition.

Please give it a go, and send Dustin Booher any feedback you have at booher@cua.edu.

Did you knowCUA Libraries is on Facebook and Twitter? Follow us at:

Mullen Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAlibraries
Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Canon Law Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUATheoPhilLib
CUA Science Libraries Facebook; Twitter: @CUAScienceLib
CUA Architecture & Planning Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUArchLib
CUA Music Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAMusicLib

Research methodologies

January 15th, 2015 by Kimberly Hoffman  
Posted in Applied Sciences, Life Sciences, Research Data Services

Open access and social networking readings seem to be coalescing around the “idea” of reading carefully!

The Pew Research Center documents that usage of social media is increasing.  Two other articles question whether social media or open access have any impact on scholarly communications.

Social Media and Its Impact on Medical Research by Phi Davis

Is Open Access a Cause or Effect? by Phi Davis

Read carefully! It’s all in the methodologies.

 

Trial Database- Index Religiosus

January 14th, 2015 by Russell, Samuel  
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

We invite you to give us feedback on a database we are looking into purchasing: Index Religiosus

The trial for Index Religiosus can be reached here

Index Religiosus is an international bibliography covering Religion, Church History, Canon Law, Old and New Testaments, Sacramentology and Liturgy, influential figures, Art History, Music, Architecture, and Hagiography. It contains over 500,000 book and article citations with links to full-text articles where available.

This database is replacing the print and online versions of the ETL Elenchus bibliographicus
and annual bibliography
from the Revue d’Histoire Ecclesiastique, which will no longer be published.
Please give it a go, and send Dustin Booher any feedback you have at booher@cua.edu.

CUA Libraries is now on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us at:

Mullen Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAlibraries
Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Canon Law Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUATheoPhilLib
CUA Science Libraries Facebook; Twitter: @CUAScienceLib
CUA Architecture & Planning Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUArchLib
CUA Music Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAMusicLib

Anne Lesher named as 2014 Belanger awardee

January 9th, 2015 by Stephen Connaghan  
Posted in General, Library's Home page, Reference & Instruction

Anne Lesher, Reference Librarian, has been selected as the recipient of the Edward J. Belanger Jr. Staff Award for Excellence in Service for 2014.

Ed Belanger worked for the Libraries for over 40 years before retiring in 2002 as our business manager. His service and dedication to his fellow staff was extraordinary; and he is one of the most positive, up-beat, and good natured people you will ever meet. After his retirement, his children made a donation to the Libraries for the creation of an award in his honor.

Each year the Libraries select a staff member of the year who not only contributes outstanding service to the library but also shares Ed’s good nature. Our recent practice has been for the past honorees to serve as the award committee, selecting from among nominations submitted by library staff.

Excerpted from one nomination:

She juggles many hats and does it with a smile. She orders books for and physically maintains a large variety of collections. Her coordinating work involves a lot of training of a variety of library employees. She is a team player and flexible when changes in procedure are made or having to learn new technology. She works well with students and faculty at the desk and with faculty in her liaison departments. I find her to be a wealth of institutional history since she has worked for the University Libraries for over 20 years. When I need advice on how to tackle a project or just advice in general I find her.

Finding Aid for AOH Collection

January 5th, 2015 by William J. Shepherd  
Posted in University Archives

Our 182nd online finding aid, for the small collection of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) now available. The AOH is a Catholic, Irish-American fraternal organization founded in New York City in 1836.  It remains active today aiding newly arrived Irish immigrants, both socially and politically, and is at the forefront of issues such as immigration reform, economic incentives, human rights, right to life, and peace in Ireland. Records include membership flyers, event programs, issues of the National Hibernian Digest, digital photographs, as well as completed membership applications, notebooks, and account ledgers for the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Thanks to Paul Kelly for his work in organizing this collection.

Article on Catholic Digital Archives now Online

December 15th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd  
Posted in University Archives

An article (very nicely arranged graphically) about Catholic digital archives written by Education Archivist Maria Mazzenga is now online.

Article about T.V. Powderly Photos in PA History

December 10th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd  
Posted in University Archives

An article in the journal Pennsylvania History about labor leader, civil servant, and photographer Terence V. Powderly (1849-1924) by Associate Archivist W. J.  Shepherd now online.

Newest in Popular Reading: Sookie Stackhouse, Symbiont, Ugly Girls, Revolution, Churchill, Navy SEALs

December 9th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel  
Posted in General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

The fall semester is almost over at The Catholic University of America. We hope that you had as wonderful a time as we did this year. If you are looking for an entertaining read over the Christmas break, look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room. Just remember, classes resume on Monday January 12th.

Popular Reading Collection 12.09.2014

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
Dead but Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse edited by: Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner
Revolution Russell Brand
Symbiont Mira Grant
You Can’t Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television Al Michaels, with L. Jon Wertheim
The Churchill Factor: How one man made history Boris Johnson
Sins of Our Fathers Shawn Lawrence Otto
#Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny
Ugly Girls Lindsay Hunter
Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon Kim Zetter
Revival Stephen King
The happiest people in the world Brock Clarke
Navy SEALs: Their Untold History Dick Couch and William Doyle
The Voices F.R. Tallis
@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex Shane Harris

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

LYNDA is a great opportunity to learn something new over the breaks. CUA University Libraries has provided access to over 2000 video courses available through LYNDA’s self-paced training courses. If you need assistance setting up an account let us know; we are more than happy to help.

CUA Libraries is now on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us at:

Mullen Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAlibraries

Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Canon Law Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUATheoPhilLib

CUA Science Libraries Facebook; Twitter: @CUAScienceLib

CUA Architecture & Planning Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUArchLib

CUA Music Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAMusicLib

Met Opera on Demand: Free Trial of Database – Extended through 1/30

December 5th, 2014 by weinstel  
Posted in Library's Home page, Music

Until January 30, CUA Libraries has a free trial to the database Met Opera on Demand.  The database delivers streaming audio and video of more than 500 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances from the ‘Live in HD’ series, the classic Met telecasts from 1977-2011, and over 250 radio broadcast performances that dating back to 1936.

Librarians are evaluating the usefulness of these resource.  Try it out and let us know what you think.  Email your comments to Maurice Saylor, Music Librarian at saylor@cua.edu