Reference & Instruction

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

Get the Most from Web of Science (WoS) + EndNote, February 27

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Applied Sciences, Life Sciences, Reference & Instruction, Tech Tools and Tips

CUA Libraries is providing 2 in‐depth training sessions for researchers; no registration required.

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time:  10:00 AM (WoS) and 11:30 AM (EndNote)
Location:  Scullen Room, Pangborn Hall, First Floor (more…)

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.

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

WiFi upgrades in Mullen Library

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 by Stephen Connaghan
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies

Technology Services is installing new WiFi access points throughout Mullen Library this week. Library staff is continuing to work with them to fine-tune the configuration of the new units.

If you encounter troubles please be sure to ask at the information desk for help. If we are unable to help we will pass along all information to the technicians to aid in the proper configuration of the new network. We appreciate your patience and join you in looking forward to a robust, reliable WiFi experience in Mullen Library.

Mullen Library to reopen at 5pm Aug 28

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 by Stephen Connaghan
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, General, Humanities, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies

The ruptured water pipe near McMahon Hall has been replaced and water has been restored to the Crough Center, Shahan Hall, and Mullen Library. Water dependent cooling systems in Mullen are being checked and reset. We expect the Library to reopen at 5pm.

In the meantime please visit our other campus libraries, libraries.cua.edu/about/collecs.cfm.

American Religious Responses to the Holocaust Course

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by Dr. Maria Mazzenga
Posted in Catholic History, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies, University Archives

The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives and the Catholic University Department of Education announce a new professional development course for Catholic High School teachers to be held on the campus of Catholic University and at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.  The course, American Religious Responses to the Holocaust, will run from July 8-12, 2013.  For details, see American Religious Responses to the Holocaust Course.

Kimberly Hoffman awarded 2012 Belanger Award

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 by Stephen Connaghan
Posted in Applied Sciences, General, Library's Home page, Life Sciences, Reference & Instruction

Kimberly Hoffman, Coordinator of Science Libraries, has been selected as the recipient of the Edward J. Belanger Jr. Staff Award for Excellence in Service for 2012.

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 of her many nominations:

“…her impact on the libraries and University as a whole is immense. She brings enthusiasm and expertise to her work that has a profound impact on our patrons. Her passion comes through in her dedication to re-creating the science libraries as an information hub that is incredibly useful to students. Kim is a joy to work with and I always look forward to meeting with her about projects and initiatives.”

Research Guides on Copyright

Monday, July 2nd, 2012 by Joan Stahl
Posted in General, Library's Home page, Reference & Instruction, Tech Tools and Tips, University Archives

Confused by copyright?  You are not alone.  Two newly created research guides will be help you find the answers to your questions.  Copyright and Beyond (Basic Edition) is written with the undergraduate in mind and Copyright and Beyond (Advanced Edition) will be of assistance to graduate students and faculty.

New, Improved Access to EJournals and Databases

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 by Kun Lin
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Life Sciences, Music, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies, Semitics/ICOR, Tech Tools and Tips

From this Summer, we changed the system behind the “FindIt” button , and have a new page to access our online databases and e-journals. Please see below for the summary:

Before Now
FindIt button
The page after clicking “FindIt” button    
Articles Databases and More
CU’s e-Journal

We also have a new ticket system set up for you to report the problems related to our online services. We are looking forward to bringing you a better service!