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New Libguide: John Paul II

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Pope John Paul II After Speech at CUA

We invite you to view our newest library guide on John Paul II as the time for his canonization is less than two weeks away.  On the library guide you can find biographical information, details of the canonization process, works by and about John Paul II, news sources, a comic called The Life of John Paul II, and great sources from American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives.

John Paul II is scheduled to be canonized on April 27, 2014.  Also on the guide are links to celebrations and events going on in Washington D.C to celebrate this joyous occasion.

Post expires at 12:53pm on Thursday May 1st, 2014

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.

New Database: Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

CUA Libraries is happy to report the acquisition of the online version of the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature.

The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature contains citations to monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published from 1920 onward. Some material has been retrospectively indexed back to 1892. ABELL covers the time periods from the Anglo-Saxon era to the present.

Subject areas covered by ABELL include:
English language – including syntax, phonology, lexicology, semantics, stylistics and dialectology
English literature – including poetry, prose, fiction, films, biography, travel writing, literary theory and studies of individual authors
bibliography – including manuscript studies, textual studies and the history of publishing
traditional culture of the English-speaking world including custom, belief, narrative, song, dance and material culture

Please send any questions to Kevin Gunn, gunn@cua.edu.

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, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Life Sciences, Music, Rare Books, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies, Research Data Services, Semitics/ICOR, Tech Tools and Tips, University Archives

Chronicle.com 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 Chronicle.com 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

Newest in Popular Reading: Dangerous Women, Our Picnic in the Sun, and Innocence

Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in General, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

We hope you are having a wonderful year so far at the Catholic University of America. If you are still in town over the break, and are looking for some wonderful reading material to distract you from your studies, then we invite you to come and relax with one of our popular reading books. The Popular Reading books are located in the Main Reading Room on the second floor of Mullen Library.

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
Dangerous Women Martin, George R. R. & Dozois, Gardner R.
The Death Trade Jack Higgins
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade Minter, Adam
Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage Delaney, Rob
Parasite Grant, Mira
W Is for Wasted Grafton, Sue
Uncharted: Big Data As a Lens on Human Culture Aiden, Erez & Michel, Jean-baptiste
Our Picnics in the Sun Joss, Morag
The Final Cut Coulter, Catherine & Ellison, J. T.
Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Retribution, No. 13 (Jason Bourne) Lustbader, Eric
Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth-Century to Modern Times Lethbridge, Lucy
A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic – and How We Can End It Cohen, Deborah
Nine Inches Perrotta, Tom
Innocence: A Novel Koontz, Dean R.
Rosarito Beach Lawson, M. A.
Hazardous Duty Griffin, W. E. B. & Butterworth, William E.

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!

Looking for other free things to do this spring? There are plenty around Washington D.C. to take advantage of. Spring is a great time to meet that neighbor you haven’t spoken to yet, or to continue building and strengthening relationships with friends. From all of us at Mullen Library, we wish you a wonderful Spring.

Communication Source: Free Trial of Database

Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Collection Management, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Reference & Instruction

Until May 1,  CUA Libraries has a free trial to the database Communication Source. The database offers abstracts and indexing as well as full-text content from publications worldwide pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields. Back file coverage includes top titles in communication reaching deep into the 20th century.

Librarians are evaluating the usefulness of this resource. Try it out and let us know what you think.  Email your comments to Meghan Gates, Subject Librarian for Media Studies: gates@cua.edu

Post expires at 8:00am on Wednesday April 30th, 2014

Finding Aid for The Cardinal Yearbook Collection

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New finding aid/guide, with links to PDFs of pre 1950 issues of the Cardinal Yearbook.  

 

Trial for Drama Online through May 5th

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 by gates
Posted in General, Humanities, Library's Home page

The University Libraries has a trial for Drama Online through May 5, 2014.

Drama Online is the award-winning online resource that offers a vast array of full-text plays complete with scholarly notes, annotated texts, critical analysis and contextual information. Access covers the earliest days of Greek drama to the present day, epics, monologues, new authors and the great playwrights. The resources are searchable by full-text or
through a myriad of filters including content type, genre, period, author, setting and theme. Drama Online also includes over 500 images from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s rich archive of production photos.

To try this new resource or find more information visit http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/ .

Let us know what you like or do not like about Drama Online.  Send comments to Lynn Weinstein, Digital Acquisitions Librarian: weinstel@cua.edu

Newest in Popular Reading: “Bridget Jones”, “Power of Glamour”, “Everybody’s Brother”, and “End of Days”

Friday, January 24th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Welcome one and all to the beginnings of your new year at the Catholic University of America. The faculty and staff here at Mullen hope that you had a wonderful Christmas break and a Happy New Year. Whenever you are in need of a break from your studies this semester, or desire to go on an adventure of the mind, Mullen Library invites you to come and enjoy our popular reading collection. The Popular Reading books are located in the Main Reading Room on the second floor of Mullen Library.

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
The Skull and the Nightingale Irwin, Michael
The Longest Ride Sparks, Nicholas
Sycamore Row Grisham, John
The Last Witness Griffin, W. E. B. & Butterworth, William E
Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now Pomerantz, Gary M.
City of Lies Ellory, R. J
Everybody’s Brother Green, Ceelo, with Big Gipp & David Wild
End of Days: The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy Swanson, James L.
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy Fielding, Helen
The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion Postrel, Virginia
Fingal O’Reilly, Irish Doctor Taylor, Patrick
Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World Weir, Alison
Dick Francis’s Refusal Francis, Felix
Traveling Sprinkler Baker, Nicholson
Command Authority Clancy, Tom

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!

Have you had the opportunity of visiting the Folger Shakespeare Library? They hold the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare materials, and produce plays and have numerous exhibitions yearly. Before you visit the Folger library, grab one of our many books in the popular reading collection for your ride on the metro.

Web of Science New Look

Monday, January 13th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in Applied Sciences, Library's Home page, Life Sciences, Reference & Instruction

Happy New Year! Welcome to Spring 2014.
Web of Science at CUA
To access Web of Science, use the link through the Databases tab

The next generation of Web of Science went live on January 12, 2014.
http://images.webofknowledge.com/WOKRS513R8.1/help/WOK/hp_whatsnew_wok.html

New short training videos are available.
http://www.youtube.com/user/WoSTraining?elq=334ec9c32fa242c781f36ab7e47c3e43&elqCampaignId=

We will be offering training on campus in February – stay tuned.

For instruction on Web of Science and EndNote please contact Kimberly Hoffman, Coordinator Science Libraries