Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WorldCat Catalog Search Now Includes Religious and Theological Abstracts

The WorldCat search on the library's home page now also searches the content of Religious and Theological Abstracts. RTA provides abstracts for over 700 journals in the areas of religion and theology. Abstracts can be viewed by clicking the title of the article and then viewing the summary contained in the description. Narrow the search to just the RTA database by using the filters on the left side of the screen. Users can also focus on all journal articles accessible through WorldCat, including those covered in RTA, by selecting the format of article while viewing search results.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Library Catalog Upgrade June 12th - 15th

The library will be upgrading its online catalog on June 12th -15th. The library catalog will not be available from June 12th at 5pm until June 15th at 8am. If you would like to search for ebooks during that time period, please use the links to ebook collections on the library's Find Books & Other Materials page.

Patrons will be able to check out books on Friday June 12th until the library closes at 7pm, but the checkout procedure will be a little longer after 5pm.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Library Hours for Summer and Summer Institute

Library hours before the start of Summer Institute are as follows:

May 19 - June 7, 2015
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am-4:30pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Library hours during Summer Institute:
June 8 - June 26, 2015
Monday - Friday: 8:00am-7:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Catholic Research Resources Alliance Symposium June 1st-2nd

Catholic Theological Union will be hosting the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Symposium and Annual Meeting on June 1st and 2nd. The symposium, entitled "Bringing the Created Toward the Creator: Liturgical Art and Design Since Vatican II," will explore post-Vatican II changes in the liturgical arts, discuss current activities in preserving and providing access to the archives of liturgical designers and artists, and engage with scholars and students who use these resources.  Registration is free.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Library's East Wall Now Features Electrical Outlets for Study Carrels!

The library is please to announce that electrical outlets for charging mobile devices and using laptops are now available next to each study carrel and seating area along the library's east wall. Happy computing!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Institutional Repository for CTU Scholarship in Pilot Phase

The library is developing an open access repository for archiving scholarly work from the CTU community. The purpose of this institutional repository is to provide free and open access to the scholarly output of the CTU community in order to contribute to unencumbered access to academic work for end users around the world and to promote the visibility of the academic work of members of the CTU community. The focus of the library's efforts to collect scholarly work during this pilot phase will be faculty scholarship in journal publications, as well as D.Min theses of CTU alumni. Please contact Lisa Gonzalez at for more information about how your scholarly work might be added to the repository.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

2nd Annual Theophilus Symposium and Journal Release Celebration

Theophilus: the Student Journal of the Catholic Theological Union will host its 2nd Annual Symposium on Tuesday, April 14th at 11:30am in the Atrium. The featured speaker will be Edward Tverdek, OFM, this year's recipient of the Paul Bechtold Library Faculty Choice Award. The journal release party will also unveil the 2015 cover, which will feature the artwork of a CTU student. Refreshments will be served. Theophilus is an open-access journal published by the Catholic Theological Union through its Paul Bechtold Library.