Religious Studies

New App for Organizing Journals

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Religious Studies

CUA Students now have access to a great app for organizing online journals accessible via CUA Libraries: BrowZine.

Outstanding CUA Alumni in Mullen Library’s May Gallery

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Religious Studies

Come and learn about notable figures from the Catholic University of America’s history in our “Outstanding CUA Alumni” exhibit located in the May Gallery of Mullen Library. The exhibit will be up from October through December of 2014. Outstanding CUA Alumni include: Jon Voight, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Martin O’Malley, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, and Paula A. Vogel.

Newest in Popular Reading: The Simpsons, Beyonce, Richard III, Jon Stewart, and You

Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Glad midterms are over? We are too! Now we can catch up on the latest Popular Reading books at CUA Libraries.

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
Dear Committee Members Julie Schumacher
Heroes Are My Weakness Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World’s Greatest Wine Maximillian Potter
The Simpsons Family History: A Celebration of Television’s Favorite Family Matt Groening
The Drop Dennis Lehane
How to be Parisian Wherever You Are : Love, Style, and Bad Habits Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Sophie Mas, Caroline De Maigret.
The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities Caleb Scharf
The sixteenth of June: a Novel Maya Lang
Edge of Eternity Ken Follett
Richard III: England’s Black Legend Desmond Seward
Lock In John Scalzi
Back Channel Stephen L. Carter
How Google Works Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, with Alan Eagle
Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball Roger Kahn
Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success Shane Snow
Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart Lisa Rogak
You: a novel Caroline Kepnes
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” Lena Dunham
The Golem of Hollywood Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
The news sorority : Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour–and the (ongoing, imperfect, complicated) triumph of women in TV news Sheila Weller

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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Vatican Digitizes Manuscripts: Available free online

Friday, October 17th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Religious Studies

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The Vatican Library has digitized over 1000 manuscripts from their collection, and made them publicly available online.

Watch this video for more information on the Digita Vaticana project. (Heads up! It’s in Italian)


For more great stories, follow us on Facebook (CUA Religious Studies, Philosophy & Canon Law Library) and Twitter (@CUATheoPhilLib)

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.