Library today: Special Collections Department is featured

Library today: Special Collections Department is featured

From UST Libraries

The Special Collections Department at the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center houses the University of St. Thomas Libraries' collection of rare books and manuscripts as well as the university archives. These materials are housed in a secure, climate-controlled environment because of their rarity or their inclusion in a special collection. While the materials are treated with special care, these resources are available for use to all faculty, students and interested researchers.  

The department’s strengths include materials relating to Irish Studies, the Grand Duchy Luxembourg, the works of G.K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc and Christopher Dawson and the history of the University of St. Thomas. For more information about the specific materials housed in the collections, please visit the department’s Web site.

The Department of Special Collections is located in Room LL09 of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center (off the tunnel between O'Shaughnessy Educational Center and the John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts). The department is normally open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you have questions, call Ann Kenne, head of special collections, (651) 962-5461.

Database of the week

UST Libraries has added many new online databases to our collection over the summer and we will highlight them over the next several weeks in the Bulletin Today. This week's featured database is Euromonitor's Global Market Information Database. 

The multivolume print version of Euromonitor's Global Market Information Database was a staple of UST Libraries' reference collection for many years. It was one of the main sources for detailed market information for countries and regions all over the world. The online version of GMID contains the content from the multiple print volumes in one place and offers members of the UST community unparalleled access to detailed statistics on demographics, economic reports, consumer expenditure trends and country rankings, along with market profiles and lifestyle reports that examine how people live their lives and the factors that influence their lifestyle choices. Most of the statistics and reports cover six years of historical data and five-year forecasts. 

For more information on how to access Euromonitor's Global Market Information Database or any other library database, please call a UST reference librarian at either (651) 962-5001 or (651) 962-4664.