British Library’s has Thousands of Digitized Manuscripts

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”

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

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.

Communication Source: Free Trial of Database

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:

Trial for Drama Online through May 5th

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 .

Let us know what you like or do not like about Drama Online.  Send comments to Lynn Weinstein, Digital Acquisitions Librarian:

New Database: Alberti Magni Opera Omnia

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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

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:

Trial for Proquest database Literature Online (LION)

The University Libraries has a trial to the Proquest database Literature Online (LION).  The trial expires on November 27, 2013.

Literature Online is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 366 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources. The Annual Bibliography of Literature and Language is also included in this trial.

The trial is accessible through the CUA Libraries web page, or through this link:

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Brainwashed in Jane Austen’s England, this month’s Popular Reading Selections

Welcome one and all to the beginnings of this new year. To all who are new, we welcome you. To all who are returning, we wish you success in all your learning. Whenever you are in need of a break from your studies, 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
George Washington: The Crossing Levin, Jack E. Preface by Mark R. Levin
The Universe Versus Alex Woods Extence, Gavin
Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports by the Guy Who’s Lived It Berry, Matthew
Hidden Order Thor, Brad
The Hundred Dresses: The Most Iconic Styles of Our Time McKean, Erin. Illus by Donna Mehalko
Sons of Zeus Smith, Noble
Blood and Beauty: The Borgias Dunant, Sarah
What Makes a Hero?: The Surprising Science of Selflessness Svoboda, Elizabeth
The Seventh Trumpet: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland (Sister Fidelma) Tremayne, Peter
Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure Handey, Jack
Crucible (Star Wars) Denning, Troy
One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling Al-Shaykh, Hanan. Intro by Mary Gaitskill
Jane Austen’s England Adkins, Roy & Adkins, Lesley
The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever Gollner, Adam Leith
Brainwashed :The seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience Satel, Sally & Lilienfeld, Scott O.
The Color Master: Stories Bender, Aimee
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story Koppel, Lily
The Humans Haig, Matt
The Blood of Gods: A Novel of Rome Iggulden, Conn

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 smallest book in the Library of Congress is “Old King Cole.” It is 1/25” x 1/25”, or about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.”

WiFi upgrades in Mullen Library

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.