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Introduction to LibrarySearch
Learn to use LibrarySearch, which provides a simple, one-stop search for books, articles, videos, recordings, and more. Items from St. Thomas and other regional libraries can be requested online and delivered to the St. Thomas library of your choice.
Locating books in the library
After locating a book in CLICnet, make sure you have the following information:
•Call Number (this is the "address" of the book)
•Status (whether the book is Available or checked out)
Call numbers are book shelf-addresses, unique to a single book. They indicate where a book is located in the library. Books are arranged alphabetically by the beginning letters of their call numbers. You will find the call number attached to or written on the spine of the book.
Once you find the book in the stacks, browse the shelf/shelves around it -- you might find additional books that will be helpful to you.
LibrarySearch book search
Results here are limited to books, ebooks, and book chapters.
LibrarySearch: DVD and Streaming Videos
Swank This link opens in a new window
Swank Digital Campus allows the UST community to stream major motion pictures. You can watch any film from the interface or you can link the movie and add it to Canvas and assign it to students as course reserves.
Swank works best with Chrome or Firefox version 47 and up.
NOTE: This Collection is limited to classroom and personal use. This collection cannot be used for campus screenings (not for public events).
Hoopla This link opens in a new window
Hoopla provides streaming video (movies and TV shows). Popular titles and classics, fiction and nonfiction are available. For information about devices and more visit Hoopla help
You must use your UST email and password to authenticate into Hoopla (if your password is longer than 20 characters, you will need to change your UST password to fewer than 20 characters). You MUST use your UST email to create a separate Hoopla account. You can check out up to 7 titles per month.
This collection is limited to classroom use and personal use. This collection cannot be used for campus screenings (not for public events).
Films on Demand This link opens in a new window
Films on Demand is a multi-disciplinary database of streaming videos (electronic videos) from Films Media Group. It provides academic videos in the subject areas of psychology, history, literature, languages, engineering, business, art, sociology, sciences and more. Now it covers foreign films under the World Cinema Collection.
Media Education Foundation Films This link opens in a new window
A database that contains documentaries and educational films on social, political, cultural issues, education, and American history.
Academic Video Online This link opens in a new window
Academic Video Online (formerly VAST) is a collection of streaming videos covering the areas of art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, science, theater, and women's studies.