Monday, November 12, 2018

Black Texans: A History of African-Americans in Texas, 1528-1995 (New Arrival UNT Dallas Library)

Alwyn Barr discusses each period of African American history in Texas from their first arrival in 1528 to the modern civil rights movement. Their experience through colonization, slavery, and the struggle to retain the freedoms gained during Reconstruction are examined through this book. Barr considers the African American experience in terms of politics, violence, economic status, education, and social life.

Black Texans also includes the history of the buffalo soldiers and cowboys on Texas cattle drives, and then goes on to note the achievements of African American individuals in Texas history, such as Estevan the explorer and boxer Jack Johnson.

Come by the UNT Dallas Library to read more about these subjects!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

How to Create a Podcast Using Audacity

This video is intended to demonstrate how to create a simple audio file that features multiple tracks. In the video you will learn how to record a track using an audio input device and how to insert an already exising audio file into your project.

You will also learn how to work with and edit audio using Audacity's tools such as the Selection and Time-shift tools.

After recording your podcast you will be shown how to add effects such as Fade In and Fade Out and the use of Normalization effects to give your project a professional polish.

Finally, you will be shown how to save your project as an AUP file that can be opened and edited in audacity and how to export your finished project as a WAV. The exorted WAV file is the file you will want to submit to your professor.

Monday, November 5, 2018

New Book: Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method, 4th edition

This new edition of Don Dillman's text covers all aspects of survey research, including Dillman's unique Tailored Design Method. This book will show you how to increase response rates and obtain high-quality feedback through survey questions, and it also provides how-to guidelines and detailed examples.
Other topics include: how and when to use mail, telephone, and internet surveys to maximum advantage, direction on how to construct effective questionnaires, including considerations of layout, strategies and tactics for determining the needs of a given survey, and much more!
Grounded in the best research, this book offers techniques and guidance for students and practitioners alike.

This book is available now at the UNT Dallas Library!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Criminal Justice Day at UNT Dallas

It is the 3rd annual Criminal Justice Day and Career Expo (11/2) at UNT Dallas. 

In the UNT Dallas Library reading room students and visitors simulated driving while under the influence of intoxicating substances. It isn't as easy as it looks!

Criminal Justice Day and Career Expo Library Resources

The criminal justice field is a wide ranging world with many opportunities for students! The following resources have been selected to assist YOU in exploring the opportunities and mapping a path for your future career in this exciting and growing area.