Celebrating Founder’s Week & the 800th Jubilee


The Sullivan Library is proud to participate in the annual celebration of Dominican College’s heritage and its establishment by the Dominican Sisters. The week of September 19-24, 2016 is dedicated to celebrating the history of Dominican College as well as the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers. Throughout the week there are a variety of events held on campus which students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to participate in. In collaboration with these events, the Sullivan Library has put together a book display which highlights the history the Dominican Order. We welcome students, staff, and faculty of Dominican College to take a look and check-out books that are currently located in the display case. The case remains unlocked at your convenience so you are able to access materials you are interested in checking-out of the library. Stay tuned for daily posts on our Instagram account during Founder’s Week!

Read on for highlights from the book display:


Early Dominicans

by Simon Tugwell (Call # 255.2 EA76)

This particular volume focuses on 13th Century texts regarding the life and spirituality of the Dominican Order. Being that St. Dominic founded the organization as an order of preachers the text features a section on preaching and what it means to be a preacher. The organizations that were established by St. Dominic within the Dominican Order are considered to be the Dominican Family.

Here We Shall Be

by Congregation of Saint Dominic (Blauvelt, N.Y.) (Call # 271.2 H42)

Published by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, this is a collection of essays that depicts the life and works of Sisters. It includes photos of their service to the church and community, as well as a timeline of the Dominican Congregation.

 Here We Have Sown

(Call # 271.2 H42)

Originally intended as a “companion book” to the first volume, Here We Shall Be, this text is now considered an “interim book” between the first and second volume of the Congregation’s history.

 Dominican Penitent Women

by Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner (Call # 271.972 D713)

This text plays an important role of observing and analyzing the development of the Dominican penitent order in medieval European religious movements, specifically in Italy. It provides the reader with an understanding of women’s contributions to the high and late medieval religious culture.

Life of St. Dominic

by Bede Jarrett (Call # 271.2 J293L)

A biography of St. Dominic, the founder of the Dominican Order. This book includes a brief timeline of important events that occurred throughout St. Dominic’s life, as well as thorough biographical information throughout a series of chapters.

A Latin-English Dictionary of St. Thomas Aquinas: Based on the Summa Theologica and Selected Passages of His Other Works

by Roy J. Deferrari (Call # Ref. 189.43 T361E)

All of the words and definitions contained in this Latin-English dictionary have been directly taken from the Lexicon of St. Thomas Aquinas. The purpose of this dictionary is to assist readers in understanding the intentions St. Thomas and his work.


New and notable books by subject! Healthcare


New Books @ DC Sullivan Library Healthcare

The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we will start highlighting new book purchases by subject area.

Graduate students in Healthcare Management, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Nursing will find our new Healthcare related books of great use.  Whether you are interested in better understanding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, managed care, business models, data or general anatomy, we have you covered with the latest editions of these healthcare related books.

You can also browse new books in our catalog by clicking the “New Books” link on the right hand side of the page under Library Info.

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Read on for a list of new healthcare books.

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New Ways to Find Full-Text

We’re introducing a new set of tools to help you find full-text articles. The new products are called “Full Text Finder” and “Journal Finder” and they will replace Serials Solutions.

What does this mean for you?

  • If you previously clicked on the 360 icon within a database to find full-text, now you will click on the “Full Text Finder” icon.
  • If you previously searched for “Serials Solutions” from our A-Z List of databases, you will now search for “Journal Finder”. This tool allows you to search the title of a journal to see if the library has an online subscription.


 Questions? Don’t hesitate to email, call, or make a visit to the Library to learn more!

Library & ASC Receive a Makeover

This summer the staff at the Sullivan Library, Academic Success Center, Facilities, and IT were hard at work renovating the Library and the ASC. These renovations were made to further promote learning, research, and teaching on campus. Another sign of the College’s commitment to Achievement EveryDay.

Time Lapse Library Tour!

Some highlights:

  • The ASC relocated to the lower level of Rosary Hall and is accessible from the ramp at the front of the building. It now includes additional testing spaces, a classroom/tutoring space (also used for the EN110 lab), and a multi-purpose room which can be used for studying and practicing presentations.
  • The Learning Commons joined the rest of the Library’s spaces on the first floor. The study rooms have both been upgraded to include SmartBoards. The best part? The Commons is now open the same hours as the Library!
  • The Periodicals Room moved down the hall to the former computer lab. It still contains print journals & magazines, but now there is a wired table where you can plug in your devices.
  • The Library’s Computer Lab relocated to the former ASC space at the West Wing of Rosary Hall. It is accessible through the main entrance of Rosary. The space is much bigger and can accommodate larger class sizes. The lab is open to anyone when not in use for class.

An Open House for both spaces will be scheduled in October. But don’t wait until then to check us out! Have feedback? Email us at: sullivan.library@dc.edu.

Countdown to Fall Semester & All the New Things

We’re are counting down the days until we start the Fall 2016 semester. Less than six days to go! The summer has been busy at the Sullivan Library and we have lots of new things to share with you in the coming weeks. Sneak peek:

  • Renovations to the Learning Commons, Computer Lab, and Periodicals Room
  • New website designed especially for you
  • Improvements to our course reserves collection (anyone looking for a textbook?)
  • New way to access full-text articles through Full-text Finder (goodbye Serials Solutions)
  • Changes to EasyBib and RefWorks

We’ll announce these changes through this blog, campus email, and Instagram. Let the countdown begin!

The Big Fall Semester Update

Many changes are afoot now that the summer has passed us by and the Fall semester is in full swing! The most recent news…

  • New Research Guides! Our librarians are very happy to announce that we have revamped our research guides, which are now looking quite spiffy (click the link above or go to guides.dc.edu). Use these subject and/or course guides to help you get started with your research in various disciplines! Use the new A-Z Database List to find your favorite database.
coffee machine

Get yr free cup of coffee before supply runs out!

  • New Coffee Machine! That’s right, folks. We bought a Keurig, which now lives in the new Library Lounge near the Periodicals Room in the Library. We are giving away the first 500 cups of coffee for free (!!), so come on over to the library before supply runs out.
  • New database! Over the summer we bought access to a new (to us) database: The Cochrane Library. Particularly useful for our nursing and allied health students, the Cochrane Library “is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups” (cochranelibrary.com). The Cochrane Library is also the leading database for up-to-date systematic reviews.
  • New staff! Over the summer, we hired a new librarian to replace Gina Shelton (who was promoted to Head Librarian—way to go, Gina!) as the Assistant Librarian for Information Literacy Services. Ellie Horowitz will be teaching most of the undergraduate instruction classes at the library, as well as working one-on-one with students during research consultations. Need help with finding sources for your research paper? Email her at ellie [dot] horowitz [at] dc [dot] edu. We have also hired three new part-time clerks, who will be announced shortly!

Library hours have returned to their normal schedule:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8am-Midnight
  • Friday: 8am-7pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Noon-7pm

Learning Commons hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10am-10pm
  • Friday:10am-7pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: Noon-7pm

We look forward to working with you this semester!!

Summer hours @ the Library

Happy Summer semester! The Sullivan Library will be open May 13th – August 30th :

SummerHours2015_smallMonday-Thursday 8am-7pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-7pm

Closings include:

  • Service Recognition meeting (Wed May 20 9:30am-12:30pm)
  • Memorial Day weekend (Fri May 22nd at 1pm; Sat May 23-Mon May 25)
  • July 4th weekend (Fri July 3-Sun July 5)

Please note that the Learning Commons is closed during the summer and will reopen on Monday August 31st.