Religious Studies

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.

New in Popular Reading: Duty, First Love, A Religion of One’s Own

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Summer has begun for the Catholic University of America! Why not start your summer right by grabbing one of Mullen Library’s new Popular Reading books? There are a wide selection of materials from light leisure novels to fashion to creating your own spiritual style. So come hang out with us in the library or borrow one of our books and take it out to the pool.

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 Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew Lightman, Alan
Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth Robin, Vicki
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War Gates, Robert M.
Eggs in a Casket Childs, Laura
The Investor’s Paradox: The Power Of Simplicity In A World Of Overwhelming Choice Portnoy, Brian
Glamorous By George: The Key To Creating Movie-Star Style Kotsiopoulos, George
First Love James Patterson and Emily Raymond
Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby Churchwell, Sarah
Still Life With Bread Crumbs Quindlen, Anna
Mercy Snow Baker, Tiffany
A Religion Of One’s Own: A Guide To Creating A Personal Spirituality In A Secular World Moore, Thomas
Andrew’s Brain Doctorow, E. L.
The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way, And It Wasn’t My Fault, And I’ll Never Do It Again O’Rourke, P. J
Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA Rizzo, John
Cell Cook, Robin

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!

New Database: Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

CUA Libraries is happy to report the acquisition of the online version of the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature.

The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature contains citations to monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published from 1920 onward. Some material has been retrospectively indexed back to 1892. ABELL covers the time periods from the Anglo-Saxon era to the present.

Subject areas covered by ABELL include:
English language – including syntax, phonology, lexicology, semantics, stylistics and dialectology
English literature – including poetry, prose, fiction, films, biography, travel writing, literary theory and studies of individual authors
bibliography – including manuscript studies, textual studies and the history of publishing
traditional culture of the English-speaking world including custom, belief, narrative, song, dance and material culture

Please send any questions to Kevin Gunn, gunn@cua.edu.

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.

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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.

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

Newest in Popular Reading: “Bridget Jones”, “Power of Glamour”, “Everybody’s Brother”, and “End of Days”

Friday, January 24th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Welcome one and all to the beginnings of your new year at the Catholic University of America. The faculty and staff here at Mullen hope that you had a wonderful Christmas break and a Happy New Year. Whenever you are in need of a break from your studies this semester, or desire to go on an adventure of the mind, Mullen Library invites you to come and enjoy our popular reading collection. 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
The Skull and the Nightingale Irwin, Michael
The Longest Ride Sparks, Nicholas
Sycamore Row Grisham, John
The Last Witness Griffin, W. E. B. & Butterworth, William E
Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now Pomerantz, Gary M.
City of Lies Ellory, R. J
Everybody’s Brother Green, Ceelo, with Big Gipp & David Wild
End of Days: The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy Swanson, James L.
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy Fielding, Helen
The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion Postrel, Virginia
Fingal O’Reilly, Irish Doctor Taylor, Patrick
Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World Weir, Alison
Dick Francis’s Refusal Francis, Felix
Traveling Sprinkler Baker, Nicholson
Command Authority Clancy, Tom

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 had the opportunity of visiting the Folger Shakespeare Library? They hold the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare materials, and produce plays and have numerous exhibitions yearly. Before you visit the Folger library, grab one of our many books in the popular reading collection for your ride on the metro.

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.

Christmas Stories with Ron Burgundy

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

As we approach the end of the semester, we would like to invite you to check out some of our popular reading material for reading on your Christmas vacation. We have a great selection of material for you to browse through.

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
Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings Burgundy, Ron
Candlelight Christmas No. 10 (The Lakeshore Chronicles) Wiggs, Susan
Men Who United the States, The: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible Winchester, Simon
A Seaside Christmas Woods, Sherryl
Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel Parker, Robert B. & Brann, Helen
Starry Night: A Christmas Novel Macomber, Debbie
The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics–and Can Again Scarborough, Joe
Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football Dawidoff, Nicholas
Doctor Sleep King, Stephen
Actors Anonymous Franco, James
Where the Moon Isn’t Filer, Nathan
Blind Justice Perry, Anne
The Maid’s Version Woodrell, Daniel
Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution Vogelstein, Fred

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!

Fun fact for the day: “The Oliveira Lima Library is a collection of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, photographs and works of art that is dedicated to the history and culture of Portugal and Brazil. The original collection of 40,000 volumes was the personal library of the Brazilian diplomat, historian and journalist Manoel de Oliveira Lima (1867–1928).

The library holds 60,000 printed works—including books, serials, pamphlets, maps and broadsides—as well as more than 700 manuscripts. Among the strengths of the collection are Portuguese chronicles from the age of exploration; the history of the religious orders in the Portuguese world, especially works by and about Jesuits; the social, cultural and diplomatic history of 19th-century Portugal and Brazil; and the complete works of a wide range of Portuguese and Brazilian writers. The library also houses the Oliveira Lima Family Papers, comprising letters from more than 1,400 correspondents, including the leading Portuguese and Brazilian writers of Oliveira Lima’s day; 60 volumes of scrapbooks containing Oliveira Lima’s journalistic writings; and a distinguished collection of artworks, maps and 19th- and early 20th-century photographs. Although its focus is the Portuguese world, especially Brazil, the collection also includes materials for the study of Asia, Africa, India, and other parts of Latin America.”

Check out the Oliviera Lima Library located inside Mullen Library.