Category: News & Events

The Archivist’s Nook: Inquisitio – Rare Book Acquisitions, 2023-2024

Special Collections, which includes Rare Books, had a bumper crop this past reporting year of carefully considered rare book acquisitions via purchase, fourteen items from nine both nationally and internationally respected vendors. The latter include new dealer contacts in England, France, Holland, and Italy. Several examples are reviewed in some detail while others due to Read More

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Mullen It Over – May Issue

In this month’s Mullen It Over we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander heritage month, share last minute citation resources to help you finish those papers, remind everyone to check their library accounts before graduation and summer, and highlight our current exhibits. Happy graduation to all our graduating Cardinals!

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Digital Scholar Bytes: Preserving Identities

Have you ever searched for a Youtube video you saw a few years ago that was no longer there? Or try to open an old photo on your computer only to get an error message? This is a frustrating experience that we all have gone through when looking for older digital materials. Unfortunately, many of Read More

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Popular Reading: I Cheerfully Refuse

I Cheerfully Refuse weaves the tale of a bereaved and pursued musician embarking under sail on a sentient Lake Superior in search of his departed, deeply beloved, bookselling wife. Once you are finished, check out the rest of our Popular Reading collection. Titles range from commentary, fiction, historical fiction, mystery, suspense, non-fiction, current affairs, science, Read More

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Digital Scholar Bytes: Preservation Week

From April 28 – May 4,  Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (a division of the American Library Association) is celebrating Preservation Week. Throughout the week, Core will be sponsoring several webinars exploring topics relevant to preservation policies and practices. The purpose of the week is to encourage the preservation of cultural artifacts and to highlight the vital Read More

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Research & Instruction: CINAHL Plus, Top Pick for Nursing Students

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is an outstanding resource for students and faculty in the nursing, allied health, and biomedical engineering professions. This database, covering the dates 1937 to the present, includes full-text articles for more than 300 journals and citations for articles in another 3,000 journals. But that’s not all; It also includes images Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: Young Catholic Messenger – “Seek, and Ye Shall Find”

Catholic University of America’s Special Collections is home to wide and diverse cultural and historical materials, including devotional museum objects, meeting minutes of the American bishops, correspondence between notables such as George Higgins and Richard Neuhaus, rare renaissance books, and, among all of this, the Young Catholic Messenger, the premier publication, 1885-1970, of Catholic publisher, Read More

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Digital Scholar Bytes: World Book and Copyright Day

April 23rd is World Book and Copyright Day. Created by the United Nations Educational Scientific, and Cultural Organization or UNESCO, World Book and Copyright Day celebrates the written word, reading, and the publication process. World Book and Copyright Day honors the important role books have played in global history and everyday life. The holiday also Read More

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Mullen It Over – April Issue

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Research & Instruction: Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) Online

The Bible is the most-read document in the world and there are many resources dedicated to its study. How is the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception different from the rest? The online version of this title, originally published in print in 2009, includes approximately 1,500 new articles each year and updates, as necessary, older Read More

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