Library News

Book Cover Art Contes Winner!

Posted 3/18/13

Hello and Welcome Back!   It’s an exciting new day at St. Gregory’s University, and made even more so by the announcement of the library’s first Book Cover Art Contest winner!. 

We had some wonderful, detailed entries this semester and I want to let everyone who entered know that the library staff received many compliments on behalf of the artists’ work.  The contest ballots were removed from the voting bag, and tallied.  It was a very, very close competition between all the contestants, but I am happy to report that the winner of the James J. Kelly Book Cover Art Contest is:      

 Jeremiah ‘Pud’ Ross!

Thank you to everyone for entering.  Mr. Ross’ work will be exhibited in the center of the library during the Spring and Summer semesters.  Please come see us (and our winning entry) soon!

For more information, e-mail Elizabeth Lipes



New LIRN database expand your scholarly article search!

Posted 3/18/13

  • Infotrack - Business, computer science, criminal justice, general academic, health and wellness, law, literature, newsletters, newspapers, opposing viewpoints, and reference with student resource center, Gale Virtual Reference Library and the InfoTrac OneFile.

  • Ebrary - Selected periodicals, reference books, maps, pictures, and newspapers from around the world, along with transcripts of news and public affairs broadcasts.

  • CREDOreference - a general reference solution for learners and librarians. Its full-text, aggregated content covers every major subject from the world's best publishers of reference.

  • Pubmed - 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

  • And many more!!

Please try out this amazing collection and let us know what you think!  If you access this database from off campus you will need to use your off-campus login.

If you have any questions, or problems accessing the database please email us.


New eBook database with over 100,000 titles!

Posted 1/30/13

Please try out this amazing collection and let us know what you think!  If you access this database from off campus you will need to use your off-campus login.


Book Cover Art Contest

Posted 1/23/13

Beginning from now until February 18, 2013, students can come to the SGU library (2nd floor of BH) and take an item from our collection of extraneous book covers up at the front desk. From that material, he or she can create a piece of artwork (mixed media collage, pencils, oils, watercolors, etc.) featuring some aspect of the book cover chosen and the artists’ own perceptions of the James J. Kelly Library. The pieces are due by February 18, 2013, and will be hung up in the library for students to vote upon. 

The winner will be announced March 18. The winning work will hang in the library for the rest of the Spring semester, and during Summer semester.

This is a great opportunity to show off the talents of the students at St. Gregory’s.  If you are interested, come into the library to pick up a book cover and sign up for the contest. The theme is perception, and there are tons of excellent seats to settle in and sketch some ideas—as well as excellent light in the periodical section!

For more information, e-mail Elizabeth Lipes at


Tutorials for Online Resources

Tutorials for a number of online resources have been added to the library's "How To" page.  New tutorials include:

·         ProQuest Tutorial - In three minutes you will be able to find scientific articles and information using the ProQuest Science Journals database at St. Gregory's University Library.

·         How to use JSTOR - A tutorial covering the basics of the online database JSTOR at St. Gregory's University Library.

·         LexisNexis Easy Search - A brief, three minute overview of the LexisNexis database.  Includes accessing the database and use of "easy search".

·         LexisNexis News Search - A short tutorial about searching for news articles and news sources in LexisNexis.  Includes searching national sources (such as the New York Times) and local state papers (The Oklahoman, Tulsa World, etc.).

·         LexisNexis Case and Legal Search - A three minute tutorial about how to search LexisNexis Academic for court cases and legal sources.

·         LexisNexis Company Search - Learn to find and compare company information in little more than two minutes with this tutorial.

These user guides provide a basic explanation of how to utilize several reliable information resources.  Go to our "How To" page for more online tutorials.  You can also visit the library's YouTube page to watch any of the tutorials listed above.

Books for Traditions and Conversation (TC) Available in the Library

Several of the titles on the reading list for Traditions and Conversations (TC) courses are available in the St. Gregory's University Library.  The library staff has created a reserve collection of several TC titles and would like to announce that the collection is available for student use. 

The collection is located at the circulation desk.  Because of the overwhelming demand for these titles, books can only be checked out for two hours at a time and must be used in the library.  Some audio book titles are also available

Titles for TC that are in the collection are as follows:

  • Antigone by Sophocles

  • The Communist Manifesto by Carl Marx

  • Complete tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

  • Divine comedy : The inferno

  • Epic of Gilgamesh

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

  • Grimms' Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm

  • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

  • Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin

  • The Odyssey by Homer

  • Othello by William Shakespeare

  • The Republic by Plato

Tutorials for Online Resources

Posted 03/15/12

On-Campus Wireless Access

Due to restrictions placed on the SGU Guest wireless network, computers using it cannot connect to the library server. As a result, students cannot access library resources from their laptops if they are using the SGU Guest wireless network.

To access library resources wirelessly, students must take their laptops to the Help Desk so St. Gregory’s technicians can put them on the secure wireless network. If students do not wish to register their laptops, they will need to connect their laptops directly to the internet through the use of an Ethernet cable in order to access library resources.

This issue only affects students trying to connect to library resources while on the SGU Guest wireless network. If you have questions or are experiencing any other problems accessing library resources, please email us at or call 405-878-5111.

New Students take on "Project Benedictine" challenge

Students had a chance to get creative in the library during new student orientation when they were challenged to build a three-dimensional model of Benedictine Hall.

New Off-Campus Logins

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