Library today: Find UST history online

Library today: Find UST history online

From UST Libraries

Looking for historic images of St. Thomas or a temperance pamphlet written by Archbishop John Ireland? You may find the sources you need on the Digital Collections page on the Libraries Web site.

On this page you will find links to digitized versions of some of the unique materials from the Libraries collections.

Among the materials featured are:

  • Temperance tracts from the collection of the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library at the St. Paul Seminary
  • Native American materials from the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library: Early texts published in Native American languages consisting of traditional religious materials that were translated by frontier missionaries
  • Conrad Pickel Stained-Glass Collection: Digital images of the stained-glass windows adorning the O’Shaughnessy Library Center at the University of St. Thomas
  • University Archives Photograph Collection: Historical images of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Seminary and the St. Thomas Military Academy
  • Purple & Gray and Aquin Online: A searchable version of St. Thomas' student newspapers from 1912 to 2007

The Digital Collections page also provides links to the Minnesota Digital Library's Minnesota Reflections project and the CLIC Digital Collections homepage.

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New Electronic Resource – Semiotics

Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Semiotics  

The newest UST electronic database is the Encyclopedia of Semiotics, a comprehensive reference guide to concepts in semiotics, sign theory and cultural studies. Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a variety of fields—from anthropology and literary theory to linguistics and philosophy—survey the study of signs and symbols in human culture. These articles cover key concepts, theories, theorists, schools of thought, and issues in communications, cognition and cultural theory. From introductions to Barthes and Bakhtin to analyses of gossip and myth, it’s a valuable reference for anyone interested in language, symbols and the transmission of information.  This resource is available via the UST Libraries web page.

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Database Trials

The following electronic resources are available for searching via the database trials Web page; feedback is greatly appreciated.

Cultural information for more than 180 countries; reports include maps, statistics and in-depth information on a number of specific categories. For each country there is information about land and climate, history, population, language, religion, general attitudes and personal appearance. Password is ust.  The trial ends Dec. 12.  Send comments to Marianne Hageman

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodical Index)
HAPI (Hispanic American Periodical Index) covers 275,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. It also provides more than 60,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 600 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.  A username/password is required.

Call (651) 962-5001 for access.  Send comments to Cindy Badilla-Melendez.  The trial ends Dec. 12.