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Newest in Popular Reading: “The Mockingbird Next Door,” “The Girl in 6E,” “My Conference Can Beat Your Conference,” & “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy”

Friday, September 12th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Welcome back friends and students to another year at The Catholic University of America. If you are looking for an entertaining read between your studies, then look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room.

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
My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football Paul Finebaum and Gene Wojciechowski
Act of War Brad Thor
Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War Karen Abbott
The end of absence : reclaiming what we’ve lost in a world of constant connection Michael Harris
Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do Wallace J. Nichols
What if?: serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions Randall Munroe
What Makes This Book so Great Jo Walton
Feminism unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee Marja Mills
Eisenhower: A Life Paul Johnson
Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It Ian Leslie
The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents Ronald Kessler
The fortune Hunter Daisy Goodwin
The Eye Of Heaven Clive Cussler and Russell Blake
The Queen’s Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth’s Court Anna Whitelock
Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician Sandeep Jauhar
The Equalizer Michael Sloan
The Girl In 6E A.R. Torre

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!

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Archives Staff and Collections Features in WW Story and Videos

Monday, August 4th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

CUA Archives staff and collections featured in Catholic News Service (CNS) story and videos about American Catholics and the First World War.  The first video is
WW I Impact on Catholics

and the second is
Catholic, WW I Archival Images
 

New Digital Content from Archives Available

Friday, June 27th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

CUA press release highlights new digital content available online from three archive collections: Young Catholic Messenger, Msgr. Joseph Fenton, and Iturbide-Kearney.

Finding Aid for Young Catholic Messenger

Monday, June 16th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New finding aid/collection guide for the Young Catholic Messenger.  It was  the flagship publication of Catholic George Pflaum Publishing Company of Dayton, Ohio, 1885-1970. Pflaum produced religious and civic themed reading materials distributed to students in the Catholic parochial schools, which later included the Junior Catholic Messenger, Our Little Messenger, and the Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.

Finding Aid for Changing Spirituality Project

Monday, June 16th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

We have a new finding aid/collection guide, for the digital only collection of The Changing Spirituality of Emerging Adults Project.  This was developed in 2008 by Dr. Dean R. Hoge of the Department of Sociology at CUA as a means of studying issues involving emerging adults in the United States so as to provide religious leaders with information on how to better minister to this age group. It includes essays, commentaries, and case studies.  Thanks to Chris Burroughs and Mike Dobbs for their work.

Revised finding aid with digital links for J. Fenton Diaries

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

We now have a revised finding aid/collection guide, with links to digital materials, from the Joseph Fenton Diaries. There are eleven diaries, 1948-1966 by Fenton, Dean of Theology at CUA and editor of the American Ecclesiastical Review. These includes his trips to Rome during Vatican II. Thanks to our scanning team of Mike Dobbs, Paul Kelly, Raymond Moore, Shane MacDonald, and Chris Burroughs who used the WRLC Zeutschel to do the work.

Revised Finding aid with digital links for Iturbide

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

We now have a revised finding aid with links to the digital scans for the Iturbide-Kearney Family Collection, which contains original documents from the Iturbide family from Emperor Iturbide I’s reign until the death of his grandson Augustin Iturbide III. It also includes correspondence, Mexican governmental documents, military medals and coins, newspapers, magazines, and portraits. The Kearney portion contains correspondence from Louise Kearney, Augustin Iturbide III’s wife as well as early family correspondence and portraits.

Finding Aid/Guide for Frances Nevins Collection

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

Finding aid/collection guide now available for the collection of Frances Nevins (Sr. Christine Mary of the Holy Spirit, OCD). Compiled by Joan Ward Mullaney, author of the biography, Frances Nevins: Mid-20th Century Carmelite Friend, Scholar, Wife, Nun and Mystic (2013), it includes testimonials on Nevins’s life, as well many of the nun’s personal writings and effects. Thanks to Shane MacDonald for his processing work.

New Libguide: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

The Religious Studies and Humanities Services department has created an information guide on the canonization process for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.  In the guide you will find biographical sources, information on the canonization process, prayers, unique CUA material, a collection of Fulton Sheen videos, works on and by Fulton Sheen, and a selection of news articles. We invite you to join us in excitement and anticipation as Archbishop Sheen moves through the process to become the first American born priest to achieve sainthood.

Post-Graduation Research Resources

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by weinstel
Posted in General, Library's Home page

CUA graduates have continued access to some library resources through the Alumni home page, in disciplines ranging from religious studies and philosophy to government affairs.   Resources available include:  RefWorks, ATLASerials, Annual Reviews, CQ Almanac, Project Muse, SAGE Journals, and POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials .   To access these resources, go to Alumni Relations/Alumni resources/Benefits+Services.  Under Services, you will see “Access Library Databases Online.”  You will need to login and activate your account before you proceed.