Miguel de Benavides Library and Archives






Collection 2 Collegiate Collections


Collection 3 Law Collections


Collection 4 Health Sciences


Collection 5 Filipiniana Materials


Collection 6 Filipiniana Theses & Dissertations


Collection 7 Dominicans and UST


Collection 8 Rare Periodical Publications


Collection 9 Photographs


It contains nine collection categories such as First University Collection, Collegiate, Law, Health Sciences, Filipiniana Materials, Filipiniana Theses and Dissertations, Dominicans and UST, Rare Periodical Publications, and Photographs. These collections were published from 16th century up to 1920 only except for the Rare Periodical Publications which was until 1945.

Current Publications

Current UST Periodical Publication

Current Publications

Collections include Current University Periodicals such as Acta Manilana, Ad Veritatem, Antoninus, Boletín Eclesiástico de Filipinas, Philippiniana Sacra,  Tomas, Unitas, Tomas, etc., and books published recently by the UST Publishing House.


The “UST Journals Online Portal”

Brings together the various UST academic journals under one common platform. It allows researchers to access content and information about the journals, specifically their submission and publication policies.



A multidisciplinary journal covering the various areas of the natural and applied sciences.


ACTA MANILANA publishes research and innovation in the different branches of the natural and applied sciences. It reports significant development in the discipline, and novel applications, unconfined by the traditional coverage of the disciplines.


Please click here: to be directed to the ACTA MANILANA website.

Ad Veritatem

Is published semestrally by the Graduate School of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. It publishes reports of original research in the Arts and Sciences, and invited or solicited reviews and viewpoints on timely topics. All manuscripts are reviewed by at least two qualified referees.


The Antoninus Journal

The Antoninus Journal (ISSN: 2423-3084) is a multidisciplinary journal published by the Graduate School of the University of Santo Tomas (Manila, Philippines). It was first released in February 2015 and is considered as the successor of ad Veritatem, which used to be the official scholarly publication of the UST Graduate School.


Please click here: to be directed to the ANTONINUS JOURNAL website.

The Asian Journal of English Language Studies

The Asian Journal of English Language Studies (AJELS) is the official journal of the Department of English of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the oldest university in Asia. It is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to provide current literature to those concerned with research in the realm of English language studies and English language teaching and learning, either as a second or a foreign language.


Please click here: to be directed to the AJELS website.

Boletín Eclesiástico de Filipinas

The Boletín Eclesiástico de Filipinas (BEF) is the official interdiocesan bulletin of Catholic Philippines published by the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomás since 1923. It is a bi-monthly publication that contains detailed account of the Papal documents, the decisions and decrees of the Roman Congregations, the pastoral documents of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), scholarly studies and reflections on the faith of the Church. Its regular sections include the Editorial, Features, Documentation, Canon Law, Liturgy, History and Sunday Homilies. Occasionally, special issues are published on certain topics.


The following are its predecessors in the Philippines: (1) Boletín Eclesiástico del Arzobispado de Manila which started its publication in 1876 by the Archbishop of Manila, Most Rev. Pedro Payo y Piñeiro, OP (1876-1889); and (2) Boletín Oficial de Arzobispado de Manila in 1892 which disappeared when Spanish sovereignty in the Philippines ended. Prior to 1960, the language used in the Boletín was always Spanish, except for the official documents, which are published in English.


HASAAN: Opisyal na Journal sa Filipino ng Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas

Ang Hasaan ay isang taunang interdisiplinaryong refereed journal sa Filipino ng Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas sa pangangasiwa ng Departamento ng Filipino. Tampok dito ang mga artikulong nakatuon sa Filipino bilang larangan ng kaalaman mula sa mga mananaliksik at iskolar sa bansa.


Journal of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas

Journal of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas (JMUST), is a bi-annual, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. It is the official publication of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and the University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Manila, Philippines. JMUST is dedicated to provide healthcare practitioners with the best and most updated information in health science research and education. Its mission is to assist healthcare practitioners through education, in delivering the best care to their patients. All articles in the JMUST are subjected to a rigorous process of peer-review and editing before publication. This is to ensure that anything thereon is scientifically accurate and is free from any form of plagiarism. JMUST accepts for contribution qualitative and quantitative original research papers, review articles, commentaries, letters to editor, researches on medical education, and approved research proposals.


Please click here: to be directed to the Journal of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas website.

Journal of Social Health

The Journal of Social Health is an independent open access (OA) journal founded in 2017 by the researchers of the Social Health Studies Research Interest group of the University of Santo Tomas Research Center for Social Sciences and Education. The journal has the primary goal of addressing the gap in publication avenues for the specialized researches conducted in the field of social health. It biannually publishes interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed articles, commentaries, visual arts, documentaries, posters and book reviews on social health with specific focus on:


  • Environmental Health
  • Indigenous Health
  • Methods in Social Health Research
  • Health-Seeking Behavior
  • Intergenerational Health
  • Health Economics
  • Health Education
  • Health policy and practices
  • Interventional health awareness tool
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Mental Health


The Journal of Social Health accepts contributions from public health professionals, health social scientists, and other professionals whose works display the strong interaction between society and health. With the vision of being a channel for social health justice in the country through community-based researches, international collaborations and the promotion of inclusive programs, the Journal of Social Health ensures the publication of ethical, locally-relevant, methodology-inclusive, and policy-oriented works.


The logo presents baybayin text which translates to the Filipino word Kalusugan (health) which is the key research agenda of this journal. The usage of baybayin is a reference to the community-based approach that the researches in the journal feature. Although inspired by Philippine-based researches on health, this journal welcomes submissions from academics whose works are based in other countries.


Please click here: to be directed to the Journal of Social Health website.


Is the official open access (OA) journal of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines. It is a Filipino peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and international journal of philosophy founded in 2007 by a group of UST alumni. The journal seeks to publish articles and book reviews by local and international authors across the whole range of philosophical topics, but with special emphasis on the following subject strands:

  • Filipino Philosophy
  • Oriental Thought and East-West Comparative Philosophy
  • Continental European Philosophy
  • Anglo-American Philosophy


The journal primarily caters to works by professional philosophers and graduate students of philosophy, but welcomes contributions from other fields (literature, cultural studies, political science, sociology, history, anthropology, economics, inter alia) with strong philosophical content.


The word “kritike” is Greek from the verb “krinein,” which means to discern. Hence, kritike means the art of discerning or the art of critical analysis. Any form of philosophizing is, in one way or another, a “critique” of something. Being critical, therefore, is an attitude common to all philosophical traditions. Indeed, the meaning of philosophy is critique and to be philosophical is to be critical.


Kritike supports the Open Access Movement and is classified under the “Platinum OA” category, which means that articles published by the journal are fully accessible online without a subscription fee. Moreover, the journal does not levy charges against the authors for the publication of their works. Articles can either be read on site or downloaded as pdf files and old issues are archived for future retrieval.


Kritike is a Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Journal Incentive Program Recognized Journal (Journal Challenge Category) and is indexed and listed in the following:


  • The Philosopher’s Index
  • Web of Science TM Core Collection (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Scopus® (Elsevier)
  • Humanities International CompleteTM (EBSCO)
  • Humanities International IndexTM (EBSCO)
  • ASEAN Citation Index
  • International Directory of Philosophy
  • Modern Language Association Directory of Periodicals
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online
  • Google Scholar


Kritike is a biannual journal published in June and December.


Please click here: to be directed to the KRITIKE website.

Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences

The Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences (PJAHS) is the Official Publication of the University of Santo Tomas – College of Rehabilitation Sciences and is published semi annually. Its mission is to produce quality allied health science clinical practice that will enhance performance, promote wellness in the prevention of diseases and improve function among healthy and physically challenged individuals.


The Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences is an online Open Access peer-reviewed scholarly journal which encourages authors to publish original scholarly articles in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports science, speech-language pathology, nursing, psychology, biomedical engineering, pharmacy, nutrition, education and other allied health sciences. PJAHS will consider submissions on the following topics: human biomechanics, exercise physiology, physical activity in pediatrics and geriatrics, ergonomics, physiologic profiling of athletes, sports injury monitoring and clinical practice patterns in the allied health sciences. PJAHS publishes original research, systematic reviews and meta-synthesis, short reports, and letters to the editor.


Each article submitted is accepted with the understanding and commitment that it is to be published exclusively in the Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences, unless specific arrangements are made with the editorial board of the journal after submission of the article.


Please click here: to be directed to the PJAHS website.

Philippiniana Sacra

The Philippiniana Sacra has recently qualified for the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Accredited Research Journal Category A-2 (CMO No. 23, series of 2014). This is in pursuant to CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 5, Series of 2012, "Revised Guidelines for CHED Accreditation of Research Journals..." The recognition takes effect from December 19, 2014 until December 2016. The classification allows the articles published in the journal to be classified as "international level publication."


The Philippiniana Sacra is the official publication of the University of Santo Tomas Ecclesiastical Faculties which started its publication in 1966. It releases three issues in a year. In 2016, it will celebrated its golden anniversary with a special edition dedicated to the Order of Preachers which will also celebrate its 800th foundation anniversary.



Tomás is the double-blind peer-reviewed open-access annual literary journal of the Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies of the University of Santo Tomas, the oldest university in Asia.


The first issue of Tomás was published in 1999, the same year the UST CCWLS was established with Ophelia A. Dimalanta as founding Director, Joselito B. Zulueta as Assistant Director, and National Artists for Literature F. Sionil Jose and Cirilo F. Bautista as Senior Associates.


Please right-click here: to be directed to the Tomás website.


UNITAS is an international online peer-reviewed open-access journal of advanced research in literature, culture, and society published bi-annually (May and November).


UNITAS is published by the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, the oldest university in Asia. It is hosted by the Department of Literature, with its editorial address at the Office of the Scholar-in-Residence under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts and Letters.


On February 20, 2018, UNITAS was launched as an open-access online journal. Please right-click here: to be directed to the UNITAS website.

University Heritage Catalogs

The University Heritge Catalogs contains the priceless collections of the University of Santom Tomas which are unique because of their rarity and contents. They are eloquent witnesses of the role of the University in nurturing the values that have contributed to the birth and growth of the Philippine nation.


Books Printed by the UST Publishing House

It contains books published by the UST Publishing House from 2013 to 2015.


The copyright of the works belong exclusively to the authors. Thus, only the most basic information is uploaded.



This collection is subdivided into seven categories such as:

Libros, Becerros, Folletos, Libros de Matriculas de Segunda Enseñanza, Libros de Matriculas de Facultad, Internment Camp, and Photographs


Collection 1 - Libros

Printed and manuscript works dealing with the life of the University and its professors. This is especially rich with the dealings of the professors with the issues of their day, such as the Chinese rites, visitation, etc. The last volumes in this section are regular publications of the University such as the Discursos de Apertura, yearbooks, and newspapers. 429 volumes. 17th-early 20th centuries


Collection 2 - Becerros

Mostly volumes bound in leather but without a cardboard backing. Various manuscript documents on University matters, essentially student grades but also academic correspondence and writings. 58 volumes. 17th-early 20th centuries.


Collection 3 - Folletos

Though initially intended to comprise printed and manuscript works consisting of only a few pages, such as pamphlets, this section eventually came to include book-length works. The collection represents the wide-ranging influence of the University through its professors and alumni, as well as the universal interests of its academic community. 224 volumes. 17th to early 20th centuries.


Collection 4 - Libros de Matriculas de Segunda Enseñanza

Due to educational reforms instituted by Spain in 1865, the UST was given the responsibility of confirming the grades given to students of all secondary schools in the Philippines. These compilations are arranged in hefty (45 x 63 cm.) enrolment registers called libros de matriculas. Names are grouped by school and arranged alphabetically by first name; there are columns for birthplace, residence, subjects and grades. Secondary schools represented in these libros include: Manila schools such as Letran, Ateneo Municipal, and various private schools; those in the provinces such as Colegio de Vigan, Colegio de Dagupan, Colegio de Nueva Caceres, Colegio de Guinobatan, Colegio de Cebu, Colegio de San Vicente de Jaro, and Colegio de Bacolod. Thus this section of the Archives is of particular relevance to almost all parts of the country. 28 volumes, 1866-1915.


Collection 5 - Libros de Matriculas de Facultad

These are the enrollment registers for those who took further studies in UST after secondary school. The names are grouped according to the faculty, including Theology and Canon Law, Jurisprudence/ Civil Law, Notarial Studies, Medicine, Pharmacy, Philosophy and Letters, and Civil Engineering. Volume 12 includes listings of students of schools who continued to affiliate themselves with the UST after 1898, such as those in Cagayan, Pangasinan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Manila (San Beda), Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, Camarines Sur, Albay, Samar, Cebu, and Iloilo. 13 volumes, 1871-1913.



Collection 6 - Internment Camp

Under the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines (1942-1945), most of the Sampaloc campus of the University of Santo Tomas was converted into an Internment Camp for American and European civilians and their families in the country. Included in this section are various papers and documents relating to life in the Camp, such as menus and letters.

Collection 7 - Photographs

Special visits. Included in this section are photos documenting visits of special personalities to the University.


Collection 8 - Libritos

The Libritos section, together with Becerros, Folletos, and Libros, was one of the four original classifications of the Archivo de la Universidad de Santo Tomas (AUST). The contents of all four sections, along with other others added around 1944, were catalogued in the Índices prepared in this same year by Dominican Fathers Gregorio Arnaiz and Felix Vacas. Under Libritos were initially filed booklets such as novenas and sermons, but large and even thick books were eventually included. Some time after 1944, the various booklets and pamphlets that composed the Libritos volumes were unbound and then rebound individually. Generally, those from the 17th and 18th centuries received a hard gray binding; those from the 19th and early 20th, a softer, pink cover. They were also re-classified according to various topics, such as history (Philippine), history (ecclesiastical), history (civil), sermons, Dominicana, papal documents, etc., and shelved in separate boxes. Thus it became extremely difficult to locate items listed in the 1944 Indice. This is the state in which Fr. Fidel Villarroel received them in 1959.


Around 2011, the various loose materials that were presumed to have formed part of the original Libritos section were “liberated” from their previous classifications and re-grouped according to chronological order. It is this collection of 798 items dating from 1516 to 1944 that comprises the present Catalogue 2. Purposely excluded from this new Libritos section were those materials pertaining to Dominicana, the University of Santo Tomas Press, and smaller categories, which will receive their own catalogue listing in the future.


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