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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Kanopy Video Collections Now Available

Kanopy streaming video collections are now available. Kanopy includes a wide range of film and documentary production companies, such as PBS, California Newreel, and Media Education Foundation.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Digitalia Hispanica Added to Library Collections

The library has added the Digitalia Hispanica database, which includes more than 13,000 documents in Spanish. The collection includes e-books and e-journals in religion and philosophy, psychology, literature, anthropology and the social sciences.

Monday, February 16, 2015

BrowZine Trial Available for Browsing Online Journals on Mobile Devices

This trial is available on Google Play, Kindle/Amazon and iTunes. BrowZine is an app that allows you to browse library journal subscriptions on your mobile device. To participate in the trial, download the app from the appropriate provider, choose Catholic Theological Union library once you've opened the app, and login with your library barcode number and last name. The trial is available until March 5th.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Use PubMed LinkOut to Access Online Journals

The library has implemented PubMed's LinkOut feature, which displays the library's Get It button on PubMed citations. Using this button will link to additional full text that may be available outside of PubMed, and it will also allow you to access the ILL link if there is no full text available. Using the PubMed version from the library's Find Articles page will allow you to take advantage of this feature.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Drop In to Try Out E-Readers February 26th

The library is hosting a technology petting zoo, which is an opportunity to try different devices you might use for reading. Available devices will include iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Samsung and Nexus brands. You may also bring your own device to try out the library's newest ebook service, eRead Illinois. Drop in any time to test out devices or to have your ebook questions answered!

When: Thursday, February 26th, 10am-2pm
Where: Library, Stuhlmueller Room