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Exhibition Commemorating CUA’s First Original Musical

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Access Services, General, Library's Home page, Music, University Archives

Exhibition Title: When Yankee Doodle Came to Town

Where: May Gallery, Mullen Library

When: April – August, 2014

In 1939, CUA’s newly formed Department of Speech and Drama mounted an original musical, Yankee Doodle Boy.  The show portrayed the life of George M. Cohan, a legend of the American musical stage, and used for the first time the now standard device of telling a composer’s life through his own music.  Generating a photo spread in Life Magazine, inspiring the 1942 motion picture Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring James Cagney; and bringing national attention to the university, CUA’s musical was a hit!

With photographs, memorabilia, and contemporary accounts, this exhibit, created by the CUA University Libraries, tells the little-known story of the production and the people who made it happen.

Chronicle of Higher Education Available to Entire CUA Community

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, Catholic History, Collection Management, Humanities, Life Sciences, Music, Rare Books, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies, Research Data Services, Semitics/ICOR, Tech Tools and Tips, University Archives is your gateway to on campus and remote access to the reputable publication, The Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as several e-newsletters, job listings, a blog, and forums for discussions.  This is the essential resource for those who want to keep up with the latest news, trends, facts and figures in higher education.

To set up a personal account that allows you to select newsletters and features that will automatically be received on your desktop, ipad, smartphone, or tablet,  if you are on or off campus, go to and click on login. Then click on “Create a free Account. Enter and confirm your university e-mail address, then follow the steps on the account setup pages.  Note: The locks will still appear on premium content but you will have access.

Post expires at 8:37am on Thursday May 15th, 2014

Mullen Library Overnight Hours Cancelled, Feb. 12

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Access Services, General, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies

Due to the predicted snow storm tonight, the University Libraries is cancelling our overnight hours.  Mullen Library will close at 10 P.M. on Wednesday, February 12.

Post expires at 8:00am on Thursday February 13th, 2014

Spring 2014 lockers available

Monday, January 13th, 2014 by
Posted in Access Services, General, Library's Home page

Spring 2014 Lockers Available to Graduate Students!

Mullen Library will be offering a limited number of lockers to all graduate-level students for the Spring 2014 semester. Please note the following schedule and come by the Circulation Desk to check out a locker key

Monday January 13, 2014:
Lockers will be made to all graduate-level students. First come, first serve

Saturday May 10, 201:
All lockers must be cleared out and keys returned to the Circulation Desk Note: lockers cannot be renewed

Questions? Please contact Mullen Library’s Circulation Desk (202-319-5060)

WiFi upgrades in Mullen Library

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 by Stephen Connaghan
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies

Technology Services is installing new WiFi access points throughout Mullen Library this week. Library staff is continuing to work with them to fine-tune the configuration of the new units.

If you encounter troubles please be sure to ask at the information desk for help. If we are unable to help we will pass along all information to the technicians to aid in the proper configuration of the new network. We appreciate your patience and join you in looking forward to a robust, reliable WiFi experience in Mullen Library.

Mullen Library to reopen at 5pm Aug 28

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 by Stephen Connaghan
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, General, Humanities, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies

The ruptured water pipe near McMahon Hall has been replaced and water has been restored to the Crough Center, Shahan Hall, and Mullen Library. Water dependent cooling systems in Mullen are being checked and reset. We expect the Library to reopen at 5pm.

In the meantime please visit our other campus libraries,

Problems accessing “Standard & Poor’s” fixed

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 by Shanyun Zhangs
Posted in Access Services, Library's Home page

We received reports regarding problems accessing the database “Standard & Poor’s” from off-campus. Now the problem is fixed. If you still cannot access it, please clear the cache in your browser and try again. If the problem continues, please submit a ticket to us. Sorry for the inconvenience!

New, Improved Access to EJournals and Databases

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 by Kun Lin
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Life Sciences, Music, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies, Semitics/ICOR, Tech Tools and Tips

From this Summer, we changed the system behind the “FindIt” button , and have a new page to access our online databases and e-journals. Please see below for the summary:

Before Now
FindIt button
The page after clicking “FindIt” button    
Articles Databases and More
CU’s e-Journal

We also have a new ticket system set up for you to report the problems related to our online services. We are looking forward to bringing you a better service!

Want to print or download e-books?

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 by Kristen Fredericksen
Posted in Access Services, General, Library's Home page, Reference & Instruction

CUA Libraries has e-books available online to our users. Most of them allow you to print and even download. Our librarian, Kristen Fredericksen, has created a guide to show you how to do this on different e-book platforms.

Mullen Library to be open 24 hours Mon-Thurs throughout Spring semester

Monday, January 9th, 2012 by Stephen Connaghan
Posted in Access Services, General, Library's Home page

Effective Tuesday, January 17, 2012, certain areas of the Mullen Library will be open for student use 24 hours a day Monday through Thursday (excepting spring break and the Easter holidays). This means that when the Library opens for service at 8 am on a Monday, it will not close its doors until Friday evening at 10 pm. You will have to show your CUA Cardinal Card to enter the building between 11pm and 8am.