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.

University Libraries Open @ 12:30 PM

Monday, March 17th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in General

Due to the snow, the University Libraries will open at 12:30 PM on Monday, March 17.

Post expires at 8:00am on Tuesday March 18th, 2014

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 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

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:

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

University Libraries Open 9:30 AM on Tuesday, March 4

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in General

Due to yesterday’s storm, the University Libraries will delay opening until 9:30 AM on Tuesday, March 4.

Post expires at 8:00am on Wednesday March 5th, 2014

University Libraries Closed on Monday, March 3

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in General

Mullen Library and the campus libraries will be closed on Monday, March 3, due to the expected snowstorm and hazardous travel conditions.  The IM/Chat with a Librarian service will be available 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm.

Post expires at 8:00am on Tuesday March 4th, 2014

Mullen Library Closes @ 10 PM on 2/20

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in General

Due to power outage that affected several buildings on campus, Mullen Library closed at 10 PM on Thursday, February 20.  There will be no overnight hours.

Post expires at 8:00am on Friday February 21st, 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

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 .

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