Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Library Spring Break Hours

 Both the St. Paul and Minneapolis Libraries will be closed Easter weekend, Friday, April 3, through Monday, April 6.

The library hours will be different from March 28 - April 2. Here is the breakdown.


The weekend prior to Spring Break, the St. Paul Library hours will be:
  • Saturday, March 28: 8am – 8pm
  • Sunday, March 29: 9am – 8pm.

The St. Paul Library hours from March 30 - April 2 will be:
  • Monday, March 30 - Wednesday, April 1: 8am – 8pm
  • Thursday, April 2: 8am - 6pm.

Research desk librarians will be available from 12 noon - 4 pm.


The weekend prior to Spring Break, the Minneapolis Library will be closed.

The Minneapolis Library will be open Monday, March 30 - Thursday, April 2 from 8 am - 4 pm.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Faculty Mentoring Award - March 17 deadline!

Do you know a faculty member in the College for Women who is an outstanding mentor to undergrads in research and scholarly work? Here is your opportunity to acknowledge them!

Nominations are being accepted for St. Catherine University's new Myser Family Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award. The award (a $5,000 value) will recognize a faculty member in the College for Women who has demonstrated their commitment to undergraduate student success in research and scholarly work.

The Myser Family Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award will be presented on April 28 at the 2015 Honors and Awards Ceremony. Nomination deadline is March 17.

More information can be found on the nomination form.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Dissertations & Theses Global

Having a hard time finding dissertations from another country? Not finding much in the way of historic dissertations? You're in luck!

We have upgraded to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, and what this means for you is more. More access to graduate research around the world. More access to historic coverage from North American universities. This upgrade significantly expands our coverage to dissertations and theses.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Documentaries at the Library

The Overnighters (2014). A modern-day Grapes of Wrath, this award-winning documentary is an intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota, and the local pastor who risks everything to help them (from the cover). 


Fed Up (2014) Narrated by Katie Couric, the film blows the lid off everything that was known about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public (from the cover).


Consider the Conversation (2012).  The film examines multiple perspectives on end-of-life care and includes interviews with patients, family members, doctors, nurses, clergy, social workers and national experts from around the country. The film's goal is to inspire dialogue between patient and care provider, husband and wife, parent and child, minister and parishioner.

Check out these other new documentaries.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Archives Display: Winter Wonderland

Katies have always found ways to have fun during the brutal Minnesota winter. Whether it was organizing a day for tobogganing by Dew Drop pond, or using cafeteria trays as sleds, students kept themselves entertained.

The February display features photos and other items from St. Kate’s Archives, which document these winter amusements. The photo at right shows winter carnival snow queen from 1940, Margaret Bishop, sitting atop her ice throne, with her attendants (from left to right: Beth Sheets, Kathleen Kressbach, Lucille Dickof, Mary Jane Sweeney).

These items will be on display during the month of February on the main level of the St. Paul Library, in the case in front of the video carrels. Stop in to have a look!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Upcoming RefWorks Workshops

Learn about RefWorks, the web-based bibliographic management system that helps you import, store, and organize citations. The workshop will cover how to create an account, import references, and create a bibliography in your preferred citation style.

Minneapolis Campus, Education 374
  • Thursday, February 26, 5 p.m.
St. Paul Campus, Library 110
  • Tuesday, March 3, noon
  • Thursday, March 5, 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

APA Workshop for Grad Students

Our APA Citation Workshop for Grad Students is back by popular demand! Do you have a basic familiarity with APA, but need help additional help with:
  • citing online sources in APA style
  • incorporating sources into your paper
  • strategies to avoid plagiarism

Image credit: Simon Fraser University under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 (BY-NC) (Links to an external site.)

Then this is the workshop for you!  Join us for an engaging and interactive workshop on APA citation style:

When: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – noon (check-in with coffee begins at 8:30)

Where: St. Paul Campus Library, Room 110

Who: Any student currently enrolled in a St. Kate’s graduate program is invited to attend. Graduate Faculty are also invited to register!

Space is limited, so register now! 

Questions? Please contact Sue Gray (sagray@stkate.edu) or Kathi Rickert (kdrickert@stkate.edu)

What past attendees are saying:
  • "Thanks, feel [more] confident than before."
  • "I think you all did a great job, worthwhile to attend!"
  • "It was very informative, all of the librarians were very intelligent and kind, I would definitely recommend it!"
  • "Loved the hands-on in-text citations part and learning how to cite doi's!"