Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=mameracadartssci
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society: http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=tranamerphilsoci
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Studies in Philology - http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=studphil
Journal of Linguistics - http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jlinguistics
Language in Society - http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=langsoci
Friday, October 24, 2008
Melody Layton McMahon has been a librarian for over 25 years, with specialization in both music and theology. She has co-edited an anthology of writings on theological librarianship (A Broadening Conversation: Classic Readings in Theological Librarianship, 2006) and serves as the Critical Reviews Editor for the recently-launched online journal Theological Librarianship: an Online Journal of the American Theological Library Association (www.theolib.org). Besides her work, Melody enjoys playing the piano (she still takes lessons), reading, and traveling. She really likes to watch her son, Niall, play soccer, and her daughter, Maeve, play the baroque and Irish flutes.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Finding the full text of articles is getting easier though the library's new SFX service. Be on the lookout for links that mention "full text" when you are searching for articles when you are on campus. More information about how this service can help you find full text faster will be available soon - in the meantime, feel free to ask a librarian for more help when you need to find an article quickly for your research.
Monday, October 20, 2008
A native from the Philippines, Juventino Lagos has been a resident of Hyde Park since 1986, where he lives with his wife of 24 years and their 22 year old daughter. For the past 22 years, he has worked as a full time library acquisitions assistant in CTU's library. In his spare time he enjoys cooking desserts from his native country; he also enjoys playing games for the Wii and challenging himself with Sudoku puzzles.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Kenneth O'Malley, C.P., is the Archivist for the CTU Archives. He has been an adjunct instructor at Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Currently, he is also the Coordinator for the ACTS (Association of Chicago Theological Schools) Common Council. On the weekends he helps with Masses at Midway Airport, and he preaches for Food for the Poor. He is also the chair of the Board of Directors of D.A.R.E. (Disabled Adults Residence Enterprise) at the corner of Cornell and 55th. Some of his favorite sites to visit in Chicago are the Art Institute, Smith Stained Glass Museum at Navy Pier, and the Bahai Temple. He enjoys ethnic foods very much, and his favorite places to take visitors include the Breakfast Club, Reza's Persian Restaurant, and the Chicago Pizzeria & Oven Grinder.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Latoya Thompson has been a part of the CTU Library for the last year and a half. She works at the circulation desk and is responsible for the reserves and all the I-Share books that we borrow or send. In her down time Latoya enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys reading and shopping, but most of her time is spent baking for her nieces. This upcoming spring Latoya plans to return to school where she will study Social Work.
Frances Hankins started at Catholic Theological Union in 1986 in what was then called Student Services. In 1987 she was offered a job in the Library at Circulation and took it. She began to look at her job as her "ministry," not work, because she loved her job and what she was doing. She attended school while working and received her degree in General Studies. "I like to read, travel, sew, cook and experience different ethnic food and customs," she says. Frances was born in Jackson, MS and moved to Chicago at an early age. She has 5 children (one deceased), 17 grandchildren (one deceased) and 1 great grandchild. Frances has been an employee of Catholic Theological Union for 22 years and still loves her job.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
All are invited to attend the library's inaugural book discussion on Tuesday, October 21st from noon to 1p.m. The book up for discussion will be My Life with the Saints, by James Martin, S.J. Please R.S.V.P. to Melody as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Catherine Meaney started at CTU library in 1997 working part time cataloging the Weber Killgallon Catechetical Collection. She has been a full time cataloger at CTU for nine years. A native Chicagoan, Catherine enjoys attending as many cultural events in the city as she can, especially theatre and dance. She is an avid reader; mysteries and poetry are her usual choices. Catherine also enjoys writing Haiku and has had some published in St. Anthony Messenger. Baking and cooking are among the things she makes time for when she is at home. Catherine and her husband Timothy have been married 36 years and live in Downers Grove where they raised their four children.
Lisa Gonzalez is the newest member of the CTU library, having joined the staff a few weeks ago as the Electronic Resources Librarian. Lisa grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and worked in various libraries in the area before moving to California to attend Fuller Theological Seminary. After completing a degree in theology at Fuller, she is happy to be back in her native Illinois. Though she doesn't like to conform to librarian stereotypes, Lisa does admit to being both a book lover and an aficionado of cats.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Dead Sea Discoveries
Corinth: Results of Excavations Conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Cahier d'Etudes Africaines
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
the Paul Bechtold Library is going green. Going green is the responsible thing to do; even the Pope says so. Paul Bechtold Library staff have been looking at ways to save natural resources. Effective immediately, we will stop printing due date slips—patrons can check their own record easily in the online catalog by clicking on the “My Account” tab at the top of the page. We will be happy to demonstrate this if you do not know how to find it! Also, we will no longer be providing printed lists of items on reserve for specific courses. This information is also easily available by clicking the tab, “Course Reserves” in the online catalog. Reserves can be searched by Instructor, Department, or Course.
Other paper forms (Interlibrary Loan requests, meeting room and AV equipment requests) will be transferred to electronic format over the next few months. We have already made substantial reductions in paper waste in the Cataloging Department by discontinuing printouts of cataloging information and cards for the shelf-list. The library responsibly discards its unused books by furnishing them to third world seminaries, as well as working with Better World Books, which sells and donates books for literacy programs.
The photocopier in the library is being reconfigured so that patrons may scan and email rather than print articles and books. We encourage users to use the blue recycling bins that are located in the Copy Room and near the computers in the back of the library.
Please see Melody McMahon, Library Director, if you have questions, comments or other suggestions for preserving resources.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
...how you can ask me about ATLA Serials and CPLI (or any other reference or research question you have). Email, phone, make an appointment, stop by on a whim, leave a comment on this blog, and possibly by end of summer, IM.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Oxford Reference Online Premium puts an entire reference collection at your desk. Browse the subject areas to see what all is available. A few of the religion titles included are Oxford Dictionary of the Popes, Oxford Dictionary of Saints, A Dictionary of Buddhism. You can search the entire database at once, or just a single title. The Oxford Digital Reference Shelf is a separate component of more major reference works published by Oxford, but they are also searchable in the Oxford Reference Online Premium.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Bibliography of the History of Art-- Go to Find Articles and click on link for FirstSearch databases. The most comprehensive art bibliography available worldwide, covering European and American visual arts from late antiquity to the present. Encompasses the fine arts as well as decorative and applied arts. Includes international material selected from periodicals since 1973. Indexes and abstracts journal articles, art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealers' catalogs.
JSTOR--go to Find Articles and click on link for JSTOR. Soon you should be able to search your favorite databases, like ATLAS or CPLI and have the articles you find link directly to JSTOR full text.
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance--go to Find Articles and click on link for Iter. Iter's bibliography includes literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for books, journal material (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies) are included, as are citations for dissertation abstracts, and essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues). In addition, there are several other smaller databases associated with Iter that you can access. They are the ones that say "Connect to:"
RAMBI; The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies--click on link for RAMBI. This is a freely available database from The Jewish National and University Library. Once you have entered RAMBI, use the link called "RAMBI Web" to start searching.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Our website is a work in progress, but please take a look at these new resources. On the ‘Find Books’ page, you may now access the full-text of the OED. On the ‘Find Articles’ page, there is now a link to IxTheo. IxTheo is a database indexing journals and festschriften in theology and religious studies from the entire world. Although produced in Germany, over 3/4ths of the works indexed are from countries other than Germany. The website also includes a “current contents service” and a monthly list of new monographs in religious studies and theology.
We now provide access to the Saskia Art Image Collection. You can find this under ‘Find Online Images.’ This database has over 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections. A quick search of ‘saints’ turns up 629 images. On the ‘Find Online Images’ page you will also find a link for the ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative. This is a database of digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.