Trial Databases- Loeb Classical Library and Niermeyer Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus

We welcome you to test out two databases and provide us with feedback.

The Digital Loeb Classical Library contains more than 500 titles in Greek or Latin with English translations. This online edition is fully searchable and includes options for annotating and extracting text.

J. F. Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus provides English, French, and German translations for Medieval Latin terms and concepts with citation examples for context. The online edition is based on the 2002 2nd edition.

Please give it a go, and send Dustin Booher any feedback you have at booher@cua.edu.

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Trial Database- Index Religiosus

We invite you to give us feedback on a database we are looking into purchasing: Index Religiosus

The trial for Index Religiosus can be reached here

Index Religiosus is an international bibliography covering Religion, Church History, Canon Law, Old and New Testaments, Sacramentology and Liturgy, influential figures, Art History, Music, Architecture, and Hagiography. It contains over 500,000 book and article citations with links to full-text articles where available.

This database is replacing the print and online versions of the ETL Elenchus bibliographicus
and annual bibliography
from the Revue d’Histoire Ecclesiastique, which will no longer be published.
Please give it a go, and send Dustin Booher any feedback you have at booher@cua.edu.

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CUA Music Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAMusicLib

Web of Science now available

Web of Science, a rich electronic resource,  is available through Catholic University of America Libraries.

Image from Thomson Reuters Web of Science

Web of Science includes Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.  It provides “Cited Reference Search” and subject searching through both “quick” and “advanced” searches. Our Web of Science subscription includes citations and references for articles in almost 9000 high quality, peer-reviewed journals published from 2002 to the present. Web of Science provides complete bibliographic data, searchable author abstracts, and cited references. Coverage is in the sciences (more than 6000 journals), followed by social sciences (approximately 1800 journals), and arts and humanities (approximately 1100 journals). For impact factor information about specific journals, users are directed to the index “Journal Citation Reports.”

Please find Web of Science from the  CUA University Libraries page:
Go to: Article Databases & More
Go to: Databases by Name and type in Web of Science

Fact sheet for Web of Science
Short tutorials for searching Web of Science

Web of Science trial for CUA begins June 1

Catholic University of America Libraries researchers have a trial of Web of Science to use from June 1, 2012. Image from Thomson Reuters Web of Science

Web of Science includes Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Web of Science provides “Cited Reference Search” and subject searching through both “quick” and “advanced” searches. Our Web of Science subscription includes citations and references for articles in almost 9000 high quality, peer-reviewed journals published from 2002 to the present. Web of Science provides complete bibliographic data, searchable author abstracts, and cited references. Coverage is in the sciences (more than 6000 journals), followed by social sciences (approximately 1800 journals), and arts and humanities (approximately 1100 journals). For impact factor information about specific journals, users are directed to the index “Journal Citation Reports.”

Please find the CUA trial version of Web of Science from the  CUA University Libraries page:
Go to: Article Databases & More
Go to: Databases by Name and type in Web of Science

Fact sheet for Web of Science
Short tutorials for searching Web of Science

Find more information throughout the trial on the CUA Science Libraries Facebook page.

Library of Latin Texts MARC records now in the catalog

The MARC records for 3,842 titles found in the Library of Latin Texts (Series A and B) have been added to the library catalog.  Special thanks to Kristen Frederickson, Information Processing Librarian, for uploading the records.

You can search the catalog using a title search or a keyword search using ‘Library of Latin Texts’.  Each catalog record contains a link directly to the work in the Library. Most of the works come from the print series, Corpus Christianorum Series Latina and Continuatio Mediaevalis as well as selections from the Teubneriana series.

Alternate access to databases and e-journals

Update: 2:00pm

Everything is working now, you should be able to access our databases and e-journals as normal.

Thank you for your patience!


We are currently experiencing problems with MetaLib and the SFX Link Resolver.

To access our databases please use the Alternative Access to Database Lists. You should be able to access all of our subscription databases that way.

The E-Journal Finder is also affected – please use e-Journals in WRLC (EJTF) to search for journal titles held by the databases. The search will be consortium wide, so pay attention to whether the journal is available at CU and click on the relevant link.

Both of these links can also be found on the University Libraries homepage.

If you have any questions please call 202-319-5070 or Ask A Librarian.

New database: Early English Books Online (EEBO)

The Catholic University of America Libraries now has EEBO, Early English Books Online.  The EEBO contains the full text of 100,000 early English works dating between 1475-1700. The subject areas covered include:  English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.  This subscription is made possible by Professor Michael Mack and the Department of English.

ProQuest Databases Down for Maintenance 9/26-27

ProQuest, one of our major databases companies, is going to be releasing new software this weekend. In preparation, they must take all databases down from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 until 10:00 a.m. on Sunday the 27th.

Among the databases that will be affected:

  • ABI/Inform
  • ArchivesUSA
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Dissertation Abstracts (and Dissertations from CUA)
  • Historical Newspapers
  • International Index to Music Periodicals
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
  • Patrologia Latina Database
  • PILOTS – Index to PTSD
  • ProQuest (Periodical Abstracts)
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Worldwide Political Science

In addition, online journals published by Chadwyck-Healey, a subsidiary of ProQuest, will also be unavailable.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause.