ARTstor now available in ALADIN

ARTstor is an online library that contains more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences from over 150 major collections.  Some collections include: Magnum Photos, the Illustrated Bartsch, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Berlin State Museums, Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives, Scala Archives, Carnegie Arts of the United States, the Natural History Museum in London, the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, the Mellon International Dunhuang Archive, and the Ezra Stoller Archive of Modern Architecture.

There are a number of software tools available to the researcher for creating, presenting and managing collections.

ARTstor is available on the library web site by selecting ‘Article databases and more.’

For assistance:

Tutorials on using the database and instructions on how to integrate Artstor into courseware are available.  Faculty can request instructor privileges and class instruction by contacting Kevin Gunn, Coordinator of Religious Studies and Humanities Services or Kimberly Hoffman, Coordinator of Science Libraries.

Twitter Science!

Where do you get your Science news?

According to the PEW report Understanding the Participatory News Consumer,  “92% of Americans get their daily news from multiple platforms.

  • Portable: 33% of cell phone owners now access news on their cell phones.
  • Personalized: 28% of internet users have customized their home page to include news from sources and on topics that particularly interest them.
  • Participatory: 37% of internet users have contributed to the creation of news, commented about it, or disseminated it via postings on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter.”

As evidenced by these new titles in the Engineering and Architecture Library and the Physics Library at The Catholic University of America, the Science community is thinking and writing about how people get their science news.

Art of being a scientist : a guide for graduate students and their mentors / Roel Snieder and Ken Larner.
CU: Eng/Arch Library,   Q147 .S64 2009

Communicating science : professional, popular, literary / Nicholas Russell.
CU: Eng/Arch Library,   Q223 .R87 2010  

Digital literacy for technical communication : 21st century theory and practice / edited by Rachel Spilka.
CU: Eng/Arch Library,   T10.5 .D55 2010 

Eloquent science : a practical guide to becoming a better writer, speaker, and atmospheric scientist / David M. Schultz.
CU: Eng/Arch Library,   Q223 .S23538 2009 

Error and inference : recent exchanges on experimental reasoning, reliability, and the objectivity and rationality of science / edited by Deborah G. Mayo, Aris Spanos.
CU: Eng/Arch Library,   Q175.32.I54 E77 2010

Explaining research : how to reach key audiences to advance your work / Dennis Meredith.
CU: Eng/Arch Library, Q223 .M399 2010
If you like your Science news portable, personalized and participatory…READ about it… AND try using your social networking tools to keep up with Science news. 

Twitter Feeds for Science: 

Astro_Mike Mike Massimino, NASA astronaut, mission specialist for STS-125

Discovery News from Discovery Channel U.S. PR. Press site at


IEEESpectrum The latest technology news and analysis from world’s leading engineering magazine.

NASA News from NASA

NatGeoSociety Inspiring people to care about the planet.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History. Author: The Pluto Files, Death By Black Hole. Host: PBS NOVA scienceNOW

NIHSciEd The NIH Office of Science Education develops and sponsors science education programs for teachers, students, and the public.

Scifri Science radio program heard on NPR and create science content for the web. Got ideas? Write @scifri and tweet your questions during the show.

Sheldoncooper Dr. Sheldon Lee Cooper is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons. He portrays a Caltech theoretical physicist.

SteacieLibrary Steacie Science and Engineering Library, York University CA

OR Look at this list and pick your Science area of interest:

100 Amazing Scientists You Should Follow on Twitter

Submitted by: KMH_nowinVA Kimberly Hoffman, Coordinator Science Libraries, CUA

Spring break library hours

Library hours during the spring break March 6 – 13 are as follows:

Mullen Library hours:

Saturday, 3/6 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, 3/7 11:00am – 5:00pm
Monday – Saturday, 3/8-13 9:00am – 5:00pm

Campus libraries hours:

Saturday – Sunday, 3/6-7 CLOSED
Monday – Friday, 3/8-12 9:00am – 5:00pm
Physics by appt.
Saturday – Sunday, 3/13-14 CLOSED

PDF Download the 2009-2010 schedule

Blizzard overdue fines and holds

Due to the recent blizzards, University Libraries will forgive fines accrued for library materials from Fri, Feb 5 through Sun, Feb 14. If such fines appear on your library account, please see a staff member at the Circulation desk to have them removed.

Also, Consortium Loan Service and Interlibrary Loan materials which were originally to be held to Feb 5 through Feb 14 will be held through Wed, Feb 17.

Orientation 2009 Library Newsletter

The Orientation 2009 issue of CUA Libraries Online is now available! Read it to learn the latest news and get familiar with library services and resources.

Fall 2009 Library Hours

Welcome! Fall semester hours for Mullen Library and the campus libraries begin Monday, August 31st.

Mullen Library regular hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 11:30pm
Friday 8:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 11:30pm

Campus libraries hours:

Mon–Thurs Friday Saturday Sunday
University Archives 9am–5pm 9am–5pm CLOSED CLOSED
Eng/Arch/Math Library 9am–10pm 9am–5pm 1pm–5pm 1pm–10pm
Music Library Mon 9am–7pm
Tu–Thu 9am–9pm
9am–5pm 11am–5pm 1pm–5pm
Nursing/Biology Library 9am–10pm 9am–5pm 1pm–5pm 1pm–10pm
Physics Library 12pm–5pm CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

For holiday hours please see Mullen Library Hours and Campus Library Hours.

PDF Download the 2009-2010 schedule

Summer Hours

May 18 through August 8, the University Libraries will be open during the following hours:

Mon – Thurs Friday Saturday Sunday
Mullen Library 9am – 9pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 1pm – 5pm</td
University Archives 9am – 5pm 9am – 12pm CLOSED CLOSED
Eng / Arch Library 9am – 7pm 9am – 5pm CLOSED CLOSED
Music Library 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm CLOSED CLOSED
Nursing / Bio Library 9am – 7pm 9am – 5pm CLOSED CLOSED
Physics Library By appointment CLOSED CLOSED

For more information including holiday hours please see Mullen Library Hours and Campus Library Hours.

PDF Download the Summer 2009 schedule