Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New Materials June 13, 2007

The following new materials were received the week of June 13th, 2007 and are now part of the library's reference collection:

The Almanac of American Education: 2007. 2007edition. White Plains, MD: Bernan Press. Contains statistics about education issues from the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Education Association, ACT, and the College Board. Information is divided up by counties, states and geographic regions. LA 2147 .2 .A45 2007 c. 2

Managing the Reference Collection. 1999 edition. Chicago: American Library Association. A how-to book that explains the importance of the organization of the reference collection in the library. Several areas of importance are emphasized; maintaining electronic collections, developing policies and procedures, and criteria on which reference sections should be based. Z711 .N65 1999 c. 2

Practical Help for New Supervisors. 1992 edition. Chicago: American Library Association. Provides advice for professionals entering the field of library supervision. Includes sections on how to interview potential employees, communication among staff members, and praising and rewarding employees for a successful job. Z 682 .P7 1992 c. 2

Short Story Writers and Their Work: a Guide to the Best. 1992 edition. Chicago: American Library Association. A guide to the works of famous authors that excel in writing the short story. Features authors such as Sherwood Anderson, James Baldwin, Kate Chopin, and Joyce Carol Oates. Contains a short biography about each author. PN 3373 .H6 1992 c. 2

Becoming a Fundraiser: the Principles and Practice of Library Development. 1992 edition. Chicago: the American Library Association. A realistic view of the librarian as fundraiser. Contains information on implementing fundraising plans, creating groups to raise funds, and the evolution of library fundraising in the future. Z 683 .S74 1992 c. 2

Monday, June 18, 2007

Distance Learning Request Form

Did you know you can request books from the libraries at the Denton Campus and have them sent to your home?

Have you had trouble using the distance learning request form?

Students who take classes exclusively at the Dallas Campus can use the distance learning request form to request circulating books or journal articles from any of the five libraries at the Denton Campus. There is no additional charge for this service and the materials, when available, are usually sent out within 48 hours by Express Mail. A prepaid return mailer is also included.

Students can also return materials to the Dallas Campus Library. We will check in the materials for you and our courier will return them to Denton on the following Wednesday.

You can renew materials online by going to the UNT Library Catalog and clicking on the Renew Materials link. A pin number is required to renew materials. Follow the instructions on how to create your pin.

If you have any questions on the lending services for distance learning students check here or contact one of the library staff.

If you are having a problem gettting access to a resource, please contact one of the library staff so that we can help.

Library To Stop Providing Headphones July 9th

Effective July 9th the library will no longer provide headphones for student use.

Headphones can be purchased at the UNT Dallas Campus Bookstore for $9.99 or students can bring their own. Any headphones that have a small jack (not the old school large stereo jack) should work with the computers and laptops available on campus.

The library will continue to provide headphones for use with the audio-visual equipment located in the library.

APA Workshop on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 5pm

The library is presenting a workshop on using APA citation format on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 5pm. The workshop will be held in room 226. The workshop will include information on:
  • how to cite an article accessed from an electronic database.
  • how to cite a website.
  • how to cite a website without an author and/or date.
  • how to cite a newspaper article.

Having problems citing a resource? Bring your questions!

Stop by or call the library to register for the workshop.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Criminal Justice Citation Resources for Professor Senderson's Students

Professor Senderson's students need to do an interview for one of their assignments and we are already getting questions on what the proper APA format is for citing an interview. Section 3.102 of the APA manual gives the following information for citing personal communications:

"Personal communications may be letters, memos, some electronic communications... , personal interviews, telephone conversations and the like... Give the initials as well as the surname of the communicator, and provide as exact a date as possible... "

Examples:

T. K. Lutes (personal communication, April 18, 2001)
C. Keller (personal communication, June 13, 2007)

Interviews are cited in-text only! Since the information in the communication cannot be recovered they are not included in the reference list.

The UNT Dallas Campus Virtual Library has the following books available in the library if you're not sure how to correctly cite a resource using APA:

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 18th Edition. Copyright 2005.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Edition. Copyright 2001.
Pocket Guide to APA Style, 2nd Edition. Copyright 2007.
APA: The Easy Way! Copyright 2005.

There is also The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual which you might be able to find at your local library. You can also buy a used copy from Amazon.com.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Cheat Sheet for Citing Texas Statutes for CJUS Classes

Carol Keller, Professor Senderson's TA, has put together a cheat sheet to help student correctly format Texas State Statutes. The cheat sheet is available in WebCT.

Not sure how to cite a law or statute not covered in Carol's cheat sheet? Stop by the library. We have a copy of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation 18th edition. It's available at call number KF 245 .B58 18th ED. C.2.

Don't forget if you're having trouble figuring out how to approach your article critique assignment, Carol can provide a sample for you to review. Email her through WebCT.

APA Workshops Scheduled for June 7th

The library will be holding two workshops on APA Citation Style on Thursday, June 7th. The first will be at 1pm and the second at 5pm. Both workshops will in room 252.

How to properly cite various resources will be discussed as well as how to handle situtations where articles or websites don't have an author or a date.

Please stop by the library to sign up or call us at 972 780-3625.

Can't make either of these workshops? Watch this space for more workshops next week or schedule an individual appointment.

Monday, June 4, 2007

CJUS 3300 Texas Law on Traffic Citation Quotas

The Texas law on traffic citation quotas is covered under Miscellaneous Provisions Chapter 720 of the Transportation Code. Section 720.002 Prohibition on Traffic-Offense Quotas specifically address the illegality of traffic ticket quotas.

The Transportation Code can be accessed from http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/tn.toc.htm.

Check out http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/index.htm for other Texas Statutes.

The Texas Constitution is available at http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/txconst/toc.html.

Need help looking for other legal information? Let us know!