Newest in Popular Reading: Boston Girl, Strange Library, Gateway to Freedom, American Dreams, Robert E. Lee, Comfortable Wife

We hope the first half of your semester at The Catholic University of America has been as fruitful as ours. As Spring Break approaches, we wanted to let you know of some of the great books that we have here in Mullen Libraries’ Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room.

The popular reading collection is located on the 1st floor of Mullen Library.
The popular reading collection is located on the 1st 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 Boston Girl: a novel Diamant, Anita
Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii Haley, James L
Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age Doctorow, Cory
When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II Manning, Molly Guptill
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More Parker, Matt
Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva Voigt, Deborah
The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History Horn, Jonathan
Tales From Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience Gazzaniga, Michael S.
Holy Cow Duchovny, David
A Comfortable Wife Laurens, Stephanie
Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains Greenfield, Susan
American Dreams: Restarting the Economy and Restoring the Land of Opportunity Rubio, Marco
The Skeleton Road McDermid, Val
Moriarty Horowitz, Anthony
Perfect Sins Bannister, Jo
The Strange Library Murakami, Haruki
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success Morin, Amy
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad Crummey, Michael
It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War Addario, Lynsey
Funny Girl Hornby, Nick

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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Trial Database – Washington Business Journal

Until Thursday, February 19th, the CUA Libraries has a free trial to the database Washington Business Journal, the major weekly newspaper for business, real estate, and industry news for the Washington D.C. area. The portal provides access to its sister publications in 42 other metropolitan markets in the United States.  It may be especially helpful to students looking for jobs, internships, or local business opportunities in those areas.  .

Our librarians are evaluating the usefulness of this resource.  Try it out and let us know what you think.  Email your comments to Mary Agnes Thompson thompsom@cua.edu

Newest in Popular Reading: Game of Thrones, Driving the King, Richard Pryor, Her Brilliant Career, & Science … for Her!

The spring semester is just beginning at The Catholic University of America. We hope that your classes are going well. If you are looking for an entertaining read throughout the semester, 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
Inside HBO’s Game of thrones: seasons 3 and 4 Taylor, C. A.
Another Night, Another Day Rayner, Sarah
The Assassination Option: A Clandestine Operations Novel Griffin, W. E. B. & Butterworth, William E.
Becoming Richard Pryor Saul, Scott
The Cause of All Nations: an International History of the American Civil War Doyle, Don H.
Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties Cooke, Rachel
Driving the King Howard, Ravi
Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film Oswalt, Patton
The Last American Vampire Grahame-Smith, Seth
Before I Go Oakley, Colleen
Science … for Her! Amram, Megan
The Keeper Howard, Tim
Vanessa and Her Sister Parmar, Priya
Sweet Damage James, Rebecca
The Strange Library Murakami, Haruki

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!

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

Mullen Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAlibraries
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CUA Architecture & Planning Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUArchLib
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Trial Databases- Loeb Classical Library and Niermeyer Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus

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.

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Trial Database- Index Religiosus

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:

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Anne Lesher named as 2014 Belanger awardee

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.

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

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.

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

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

Newest in Popular Reading: Does Santa Exist?, The Steampunk User’s Manual, Adventure Time, The Onion Magazine

Hope you are having an awesome semester at The Catholic University of America. If you are looking for an entertaining read over Thanksgiving recess, then 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 December 1st and end on December 5th. Final exams run from Tuesday, December 9 – Saturday, December 13.

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 Glass Cage: Automation and Us Nicholas Carr
The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us Diane Ackerman
Goodbye, Piccadilly: War at Home, 1914 Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Festive in Death J.D. Robb
Perfidia James Ellroy
The Secret Place Tana French
Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo Chris McDonnell
Does Santa Exist?: A Philosophical Investigation Eric Kaplan
The Onion Magazine: The Iconic Covers that Transformed an Undeserving World Cole Bolton
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs From the International Space Station Chris Hadfield
The Steampunk User’s Manual: An Illustrated Practical And Whimsical Guide To Creating Retro-Futurist Dreams Desirina Boskovich and Jeff VanderMeer
So Anyway… John Cleese
The QB: The Making Of Modern Quarterbacks Bruce Feldman
The Georgetown Set: Friends And Rivals In Cold War Washington Gregg Herken
Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating A New Generation Of Superathletes–And What We Can Learn From Them Mark McClusky
First Impressions: A Novel Of Old Books, Unexpected Love, And Jane Austen Charlie Lovett
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation Bill Nye
The World Of PostSecret Frank Warren

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.

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

Mullen Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAlibraries
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CUA Science Libraries Facebook; Twitter: @CUAScienceLib
CUA Architecture & Planning Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUArchLib
CUA Music Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAMusicLib

Popular Reading Collection 11.19.2014