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Vatican Library Official Visits Feehan Library | 9/3/2014
Dr. Eleanora Giampiccolo, director of the Numismatics Department at the Vatican Library, visited the Feehan Library on August 14. Dr. Giampiccolo consulted on the collections of papal state coins, bulla seals, and other coins and medals acquired by Cardinal Mundelein and his successors. The visit reciprocates one made by Feehan Library Director Lorraine Olley to the Vatican Library in March, and is the start of a collaboration that will enhance research at the Seminary. Pictured here are (from left) Ms. Olley, Rector Very Reverend Robert Barron, Dr. Giampiccolo, and friend Christian Falcone.
Library adds Rosetta Stone Language Learning Suite | 9/2/2014
The library now has access to the software Rosetta Stone Language Learning Suite. The suite provides 30 languages for interactive language learning. Users will need to create an account with a username and password in order to access the Rosetta Stone product. This allows users to progress through the language learning materials at thier own pace.
This is currently a trial of Rosetta Stone to determine usage and product reviews.
Library Adds Theology and Latin Databases | 5/27/2014
The Library now provides access to two Brepols Databases:
Index Religiosus: the international bibliography of theology, religious studies, and church history. Published in partnership with the Catholic University of Louvain, the database combines the Elenchus Bibliographicus of the Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses and the Revue d’histoire ecclesiastique, which are now discontinued in print. The database currently contains over half a million bibliographic entries and 123,000 reviews. The database also contains links to information in the classic reference work Dictionnaire d’histoire et de geographie ecclesiastiques, which is also available full-text.
Library of Latin Texts Complete (LLT Series A and B): cross-searchable databases of texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council. The texts have been taken from the Corpus Christianorum series and from many other leading editions.
You can access these databases from our Electronic Resource page under Databases.
Please contact AskALibrarian@usml.edu if you have any issues with access.
Library Installs Scannx Book ScanCenter | 5/19/2014
The Scannx Book ScanCenters are now available for use in the Feehan Library Current Periodicals Room and the McEssy Center Gallery. The scanners, which replace the Ricoh copier/printers, capture images in black/white or color, in a variety of formats, including searchable PDF. Scanning is free. Scans may be sent to any email address, directed to one of the networked campus printers, or uploaded to a USB drive, smartphone, or tablet. USB drives are available for purchase at the Regina Cleri Bookstore and the Library Circulation Desk.