Humanities

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

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

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!

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Popular Reading Collection 11.19.2014

Digitized Medieval Manuscripts app

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in General, Humanities, Religious Studies

Giulio Menna & Marjolein de Vos of Sexy Codicology have developed a new product called Digitized Medieval Manuscripts app which “links to more than 300 libraries in the world.1”  All of these manuscripts are available for free online from various libraries and institutions throughout the world. It’s a great tool for furthering your historical research.

DMMapp

  1. Menna, Giulio, and de Vos, Marjolein. DMMapp – digitized medieval manuscripts app. in Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Maps [database online]. [cited 11/12 2014]. Available from http://digitizedmedievalmanuscripts.org/app/.

British Library’s has Thousands of Digitized Manuscripts

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Humanities, Religious Studies

The British Library has digitized over 1000 manuscripts. Read more about it in their article “The Latest, Greatest, Up-To-Datest Giant List of Digitised Manuscripts Hyperlinks,” and find the downloadable excel master-file.

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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!

Have you checked out lynda yet? CUA University Libraries has provided access to over 2000 video courses available through lynda’s self-paced training classes.

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.

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

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

Communication Source: Free Trial of Database

Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Collection Management, General, Humanities, 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

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

New Database: Alberti Magni Opera Omnia

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Courtesy of Wikipedia Creative Commons

Mullen Library welcomes you to view our newest database: Alberti Magni Opera Omnia. This is the critical edition of the works of St. Albert the Great (Alberti Magni Opera Omnia, Editio Coloniensis). Once completed, the final database will contain the 41 volumes of the print edition.

The entire text is searchable and you can add your own notes too.

Trial for NewspaperARCHIVE through November 28, 2013

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 by gates
Posted in General, Humanities, Library's Home page

The University Libraries has a trial for NewspaperARCHIVE through November 28, 2013.

NewspaperARCHIVE is the world’s best resource for historical and genealogical information. It contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1753 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore historical content.

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