Tuesday, December 23, 2008

HAPPY HOLIDAYS





MAY THE BLESSINGS OF THE SEASON BRING YOU SAFELY THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS AND CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE NEW YEAR




























Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Interlibrary Loan System

The UNT Libraries are developing new interlibrary loan web pages. This system will replace the Distance Learning Request Form in January. These new web pages will allow students to track their materials request, receive emails, and there will be fewer forms to fill out.
New tutorials and instruction sessions are being planned in Spring ‘09 to assist faculty and students during this change.


For more information or if you would like to request materials during winter break from the UNT Denton campus please visit http://www.library.unt.edu/circulation/information-for-distance-learning-students.

As always we look forward to a new semester at the UNT Dallas Campus and are here ready to assist you in your educational endeavors.

UNT Dallas Campus Library

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Library Materials

The library has added the following materials to the print collection.

Roleff, Tamara L. War on Drugs: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego, Calif: Greenhaven Press, 2004.
This book is part of the Opposing Viewpoints series and explores different viewpoints on various aspects of the war on drugs including: the basic principles of the war, the links between drugs and terrorism, policies on the war on drugs, and laws from mandatory sentences to education programs. (Call# HV 5825 .W381285 2004 c. 2 ) 12/17/08

Egendorf, Laura K. Chemical Dependency: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003.
This book is part of the Opposing Viewpoints series and explores different viewpoints on various aspects of Chemical Dependency including: a general discussion, causes of chemical dependency, effectiveness of drug treatment programs, and reform of drug laws. (Call# HV 5825 . C437 2003 c. 2 ) 12/17/08

Texas School Law Bulletin, Texas Education Agency, Austin, Texas, 2008. All the changes to the Texas Education Code and other pertinent areas of the law that impact the operation of public school districts and charter schools in the state of Texas can be found in the School Law Bulletin.
(CALL # KFT 1590 .A29 T48 2008) 12/17/08

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Library Materials! at UNT Dallas Campus

The UNT Dallas Campus Has recieved the following New Materials.

Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations. Thomson and Gale, 2007. A guide to more than 29,000 international non-profit membership organizations including multinational and binational groups, and national organizations based outside the United States.
(Call# HS 17 .E52 44th ed. 2007 pt. 1-3) 12/10/08

Robert, Henry M., and Henry M. Robert. Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, in Brief. Cambridge, Mass: Da Capo Press, 2004. It is short and user-friendly guide which briefs readers on the rules most often needed at meetings--from debates and amendments to votes and nominations. With sample dialogues, helpful references to the official Robert's Rules of Order book throughout.
(Call# JF 515.R65 2004 and JF 515.R65 2004 c.2) 12/10/08

2008-2009Cumulative Updates Issued in November 2008 for
Stevenson, S. Lee. Stevenson's Texas Legal Practice Forms. Rochester, N.Y.: Lawyers Cooperative Pub, 1993.
Updated legal forms issued by the state of Texas. Includes the following updated chapters: Collections, Oil and Gas, Real Estate Property Leases and Assignments, 2008-2009 Cumulative Supplements Issued in November 2008, Tables, and Index.
(Call# KFT1268 .S85 1993 c. 2 updated 2008 ) 12/10/08

If you would like to utalize these new materials please come by the UNT Dallas Campus Library!

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Librarian to the rescue...again!

Not only do librarians have their own "action figure," but their own series of action movies as well! Forget the stereotype you have and come into the 21st century. Visit your UNT Dallas Campus "virtual library"--and, on Dec. 7, watch the 3rd movie in "The Librarian" series.

Return of The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice


The world is in danger of being overrun by vampires, and the only person who can prevent it from happening is Flynn Carsen in the third installment of TNT’s Librarian series, starring Noah Wyle. The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice, costarring Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin, sends the bookish hero to New Orleans. The new feature premieres Sunday, December 7, at 8 p.m. Eastern time....Turner Network Television . . .
http://www.tnt.tv/movies/librarian3/display/?contentId=43482

(from: American Libraries Direct, Nov. 26, 2008)


Leora Kemp, Librarian
UNT Dallas Campus

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cookie Monster Invades Library


Check out Cookie Monster from Sesame Street visit the library! (click on the title above to view)

The Librarians and Student Assistants at the UNT Dallas Campus Library are much more patient and helpful than the librarian viewed in this video from youtube. We may not have cookies either, but we will definitely tell you where you can find them!

Also, we prefer that you bring cookies to us!

Enjoy the Holidays!

New Materials

A new volume for the journal Young Children has arrived!

Young Children. Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Vol. 63, No. 6. November 2008. Contains articles and useful resources relating to topics on learning and children. (journal) 11/26/2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 22 marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

November 22 marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States was killed by an assassin’s bullet on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Graduating from Harvard in 1940 Kennedy joined the Navy. In 1945 the PT boat he was serving on was sunk by the Japanese. Despite serious injury Kennedy led survivors through treacherous water to safety. After World War II Kennedy served as a Congressman, as a Senator, and eventually went on to be elected President, serving from 1961 to1963. Kennedy laid plans for an assault on poverty and was a champion for civil and human rights.

At 12:30 p.m. on November 22, 1963 on Elm Street in Dallas, Texas President Kennedy’s motorcade approached a triple underpass. Lee Harvey Oswald fired 3 shots, two hitting President Kennedy. A bullet entered the presidents back, exiting his throat. The same bullet entered Governor John Connally, who survived. A final shot hit President Kennedy in the head. The limousine sped to Parkland Hospital where a team of doctors attempted to save him. President Kennedy was pronounced dead at 1 p.m., at 2:38 p.m., Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President.

Source: http://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/november.htm, http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jk35.html

For more information about Preside John F. Kennedy:

JFK Presidential Library- http://www.jfklibrary.org/

White House Presidential Biography- http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jk35.html

Library of Congress Today in History- http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/nov22.html

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Library Materials!

The UNT Dallas Library has new Career Resource materials available. They are located on the bookshelf near the group study rooms in the library. These resources will help you create incredible cover-letters, learn how to match your personality type to the job of your dreams, learn about America's top jobs, and much more. Come check them out!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Faculty Interview - Doug Shouse

Doug Shouse, Education Administration professor, believes that students should have a goal, understand what it takes to reach that goal, persistently pursue it, acquire the necessary skills, and reinforce those skills with education. That is the Shouse recipe for success. The better the education, the more prepared the student will be for the future. Spoken like a true education administrator.

Originally from Cleburne, Shouse received both his Master’s and PhD degrees from UNT. He brings 35 years of experience in public education to the classroom. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and watching his grandson play football.

Veterans Day - November 11


Veterans Day Proclamation

October 31, 2008
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the men and women who in defense of our freedom have bravely worn the uniform of the United States.

From the fields and forests of war-torn Europe to the jungles of Southeast Asia, from the deserts of Iraq to the mountains of Afghanistan, brave patriots have protected our Nation's ideals, rescued millions from tyranny, and helped spread freedom around the globe. America's veterans answered the call when asked to protect our Nation from some of the most brutal and ruthless tyrants, terrorists, and militaries the world has ever known. They stood tall in the face of grave danger and enabled our Nation to become the greatest force for freedom in human history. Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard have answered a high calling to serve and have helped secure America at every turn. Our country is forever indebted to our veterans for their quiet courage and exemplary service. We also remember and honor those who laid down their lives in freedom's defense. These brave men and women made the ultimate sacrifice for our benefit. On Veterans Day, we remember these heroes for their valor, their loyalty, and their dedication. Their selfless sacrifices continue to inspire us today as we work to advance peace and extend freedom around the world.

With respect for and in recognition of the contributions our service members have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor America's veterans.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2008, as Veterans Day and urge all Americans to observe November 9 through November 15, 2008, as National Veterans Awareness Week. I encourage all Americans to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of our veterans through ceremonies and prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to support and participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I invite civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, businesses, unions, and the media to support this national observance with commemorative expressions and programs.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

GEORGE W. BUSH

Thursday, November 6, 2008

National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Dr. Arthur C. Parker, the Director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, New York and a Seneca Indian petitioned the Boy Scouts of America to set aside a day in honor of Native Americans. Through the early 20th Century Native Americans petitioned for an official day of recognition. On December 14, 1915 Red Fox James, A Blackfeet Indian presented the White House with a petition that contained the endorsement of 24 states. By 1919 several states had enacted days of celebration in recognition of Native Americans. To date there is no national holiday in recognition of Native Americans, however several states recognize Columbus Day as Native American Day.

Under President George H.W. Bush November 1990 was proclaimed “National American Indian Heritage Month”, and has continued similarly since 1994. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is celebrated to recognize the intertribal cultures and to educate the public about the heritage, history, art, and traditions of the American Indian and Alaska Native people.”

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Indian Health Service. http://www.ihs.gov/PublicAffairs/Heritage/Heritage_History.cfm

Sites of Interest:

National American Indian Heritage Month, 2008: A Proclamation by the President of the

United States of America - http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/10/20081030-3.html

The Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/topics/nativeamericans/index.html

Native Literature Directory-
http://www.indians.org/Resource/natlit/natlit.html

Alaskan Native Knowledge Network-
http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/

Surrounded by Beauty: Arts of Native America-
http://www.artsmia.org/surrounded-by-beauty/index.html

Native American Nations
http://www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/nations.html

The National Register of Historic Places - http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/indian/

The National Endowment for the Humanities - http://edsitement.neh.gov/monthly_feature.asp

The Smithsonian Institute - http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/american_indian_resources.html

The Texas Historical Commission - http://www.thc.state.tx.us/news/whatsnewstories/wnnamnth.shtml

Bureau of Indian Affairs - http://www.doi.gov/bia/index.html

Monday, November 3, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Bookworms of North Texas Rejoice

Legacy Books, a new independent bookstore in Plano, will celebrate their grand opening on November 7th, with special events through the 16th. The 24,000-square-feet bookstore carries 100,000 titles and features a kitchen for cooking demonstrations as well as a Café that serves coffee, tea, sandwiches, desserts, wine, and beer. Legacy Books is the largest independent bookstore of its size to open in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in decades.

Legacy Books is in The Shops at Legacy, just off the Dallas North Tollway in Plano. Located online at http://www.legacybooksonline.com

Friday, October 24, 2008

National Novel Writing Month

It’s time to stop procrastinating and finally follow through on writing that novel. Motivational help is on the way. Sign up to participate in National Novel Writing Month, a contest to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Writing starts on November 1st and ends at midnight on November 30th. All participants who reach the 50,000 word mark are winners. If moral support is what you need, NaNoWriMo forums and local chapters allow you to meet other participants to share in your anguish and accomplishment. Last year, 101,510 people participated and 15,333 won. Join the ranks and sign up today at www.nanowrimo.org

Thursday, October 23, 2008

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

Google launches U.S. voter information site

Google has released a new website to help simplify and centralize information about voting locations and voter registration. According to a blog post about the new U.S. Voter Info site, Google found it hard to believe that in 2008, this type of important information isn’t better organized on the Web, so they took it upon themselves to step in and create a useful site for all U.S. citizens. But why did they wait so long?...
ReadWriteWeb, Oct. 22; Official Google Blog, Oct. 22

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_launches_us_voter_info_site.php

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LINKS FOR VOTERS

Google's US Voter Information Site: http://maps.google.com/maps/mpl?moduleurl=http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/mapplets/elections/2008/us-voter-info/us-voter-info.xml

Texas Secretary of State Voter Information: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/index.shtml

League of Women Voters: http://www.lwv.org/Election2008/index.html

League of Women Voters of Texas: http://www.lwvtexas.org/

Dallas County, TX Elections: http://www.dalcoelections.org/

Voting Information Project: http://votinginformationproject.org/


Leora Kemp, Librarian

A New Digitized Collection Coming to a Computer Near You

Swiss abbey gets a Mellon grant to digitize manuscripts

One of the oldest and most valuable collections of handwritten medieval books in the world, housed in the magnificent baroque halls of the Abbey Library of St. Gall in Switzerland, is going online with the help of a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The collection includes material as varied as curses against book thieves, early love ballads, hearty drinking songs, and a hand-drawn ground plan for a medieval monastery, drafted around A.D. 820, the only such document of its kind....

New York Times, Oct. 18

Leora Kemp, Librarian
UNT Dallas Campus

Friday, October 17, 2008

Questions about about how to cite that source in your paper?

Visit the library website for help on citing your sources. The UNT Dallas Library has put together this brief guide, which goes over APA style reference lists, in-text citations, and website citations. It also provides links to helpful APA websites.

If you need to use a different style, such as MLA or Chicago, this compilation of print and web resources, all available in the UNT library, would be a good place to start.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Need to do research but don’t know where to start?

The UNT Dallas Library has research guides for multiple subject areas including Business, Education, Counseling, Health, Computer Science, and Sociology. The guides will lead you to some helpful resources on your subject, such as related websites, professional organizations, books, and the databases that are best to search for journal articles.

There are also some general guides that provide web and book resources for copyright and plagiarism, financial aid and scholarships, and medical guides. Another guide will show you how to search newspapers through UNT resources.

These research guides are available in the library and on the library website at: http://www.unt.edu/unt-dallas/librarysg.htm

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Shakespeare in the Park



2008 Fall Preview

Coming This October:

BUY TICKETS ONLINE NOW!

Directed by SD Artistic Associate René Moreno

October 1 – 5 & 8 – 11, 8:00pm at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre
October 15 – 19*, 8:00pm at Addison Circle Park- Sponsored by The Town of Addison
October 24 – 25, 8:00pm at The University of North Texas, Denton
Octover 26, 2:30pm at The University of North Texas, Denton

"If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?"

Greed and prejudice tell the story of The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare's suspenseful, dark comedy. In Venice, Bassanio asks the merchant Antonio for a loan which Antonio must borrow from the moneylender Shylock. While Antonio is facing certain death, he must rely on his friends to save him from Shylock's revengeful demand of "a pound of flesh."


Children 12 and under are always free!

Bring a group of 10 or more friends...

And receive a discounted ticket price and special reserved seating!

For more information please visit us online

http://www.shakespearedallas.com/Season/The_Merchant_of_Venice.htm

or call 214-559-2778!





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To read the play online, go to Project Gutenberg and search the catalog:
http://www.gutenberg.org/



Leora Kemp, Librarian, UNT Dallas Campus


Now THAT'S a Home Library!


Browse the Artifacts of Geek History in Jay Walker's Library



Nothing quite prepares you for the culture shock of Jay Walker's library. You exit the austere parlor of his New England home and pass through a hallway into the bibliographic equivalent of a Disney ride. Stuffed with landmark tomes and eye-grabbing historical objects—on the walls, on tables, standing on the floor—the room occupies about 3,600 square feet on three mazelike levels. . . .

Wearing a huge can-you-believe-it grin is the collection's impresario, the 52-year-old Internet entrepreneur and founder of Walker Digital — a think tank churning out ideas and patents, it's best-known for its lucrative Priceline.com. "I started an R&D lab and have been an entrepreneur. So I have a big affinity for the human imagination," he says. "About a dozen years ago, my collection got so big that I said, 'It's time to build a room, a library, that would be about human imagination.'"

[Click on the link above for more awesome pictures!]

Leora Kemp, Librarian

Monday, September 22, 2008

Want to Check Out a Banned Book?

UNT Titles on the 2008 Banned Book List

The Kite Runner by Hosseini, Khaled; New York : Riverhead Books, 2003.

The Kite Runner follows the story of Amir, the privileged son of a wealthy businessman in Kabul, and Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant. As children in the relatively stable Afghanistan of the early 1970s, the boys are inseparable. They spend idyllic days running kites and telling stories of mystical places and powerful warriors until an unspeakable event changes the nature of their relationship forever, and eventually cements their bond in ways neither boy could have ever predicted. Even after Amir and his father flee to America, Amir remains haunted by his cowardly actions and disloyalty. In part, it is these demons and the sometimes impossible quest for forgiveness that bring him back to his war-torn native land after it comes under Taliban rule.

Call # (PS3608.O525 K58 2003)

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c1996.

"Community, Identity, Stability" is the motto of Aldous Huxley's utopian World State. Here everyone consumes daily grams of soma, to fight depression, babies are born in laboratories, and the most popular form of entertainment is a "Feelie," a movie that stimulates the senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Though there is no violence and everyone is provided for, Bernard Marx feels something is missing and senses his relationship with a young women has the potential to be much more than the confines of their existence allow. Huxley foreshadowed many of the practices and gadgets we take for granted today--let's hope the sterility and absence of individuality he predicted aren't yet to come.

Call # (PR6015.U9 B65 1998); Also available as an e-book through UNT NetLibrary.

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera; translated from the French by Aaron Asher; New York: Harper Perennial, 1996.

In one of the finer modern ironies of the life-imitates-art sort, the country that Kundera seemed to be writing about when he talked about Czechoslovakia is, thanks to the latest political redefinitions, no longer precisely there. This kind of disappearance and reappearance is, partly, what Kundera explores in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. In this polymorphous work -- now a novel, now autobiography, now a philosophical treatise -- Kundera discusses life, music, sex, philosophy, literature and politics in ways that are rarely politically correct, never classifiable but always original, entertaining and definitely brilliant.

Call #( PG5039.21.U6 K613 1996)

UNT Libraries Celebrate Banned Books Week

Sept. 27-Oct. 4 – Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (BBW) will be celebrated September 27–October 4, 2008. Observed since 1982, this annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

Every year, American Civil Liberties Union of Texas polls all Texas school districts to compile the list of the banned books in the state. In partnership with TLA, the ACLU of Texas promotes the Banned Books report to inform the public of statewide challenges to reading materials.

BBW celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.

Faculty Interview- Scott A. Ames

“Learning is a 'participator sport', not a 'spectator sport'. As engagement in the classroom increases, so does understanding and retention. I seek to partner with my students to create an interesting and useful learning environment” said Scott A. Ames, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program Coordinator at the UNT Dallas Campus.


Scott A. Ames earned a bachelor's of science degree and an MBA from Michigan State University. Before coming to the UNT Dallas Campus to establish a new program in logistics and supply chain management, he served as an executive lecturer at the UNT flagship in Denton, the University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University, and North Lake College of the Dallas County Community College District. In addition to his commitment to the classroom, for the past 25 years Ames has been the owner and principal of his own logistics consulting firm. His wide range of industry experience enables him to effectively blend textbook theory with hands-on practice for an exciting learning experience.

Mr. Ames stated that his vision for the Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is that the program will be “a cornerstone of the success of our University”.

When asked what he would say to students, Mr. Ames said, “Our University is a banquet of choices and opportunities. Prepare well for the future success that can be yours!”

New Library Student Assistant

Hello,

My name is James Harrison and I am a new UNT Dallas Library Student Assistant. I graduated from UNT earlier this year with a bachelor's degree in Sociology. I'm in my second semester of the Library and Information Sciences program, which has brought me here to the UNT Dallas Library. When I'm not working I like to play basketball, watch sports, and work on cars. Also, I am incredibly awesome.

Europeana: digital paintings, books, films and archives

Another digital library soon to be added to an ever-growing number of online repositories.

From the website: http://www.europeana.eu/about.php

Europeana – the European digital library, museum and archive – is a 2-year project that began in July 2007. It will produce a prototype website giving users direct access to some 2 million digital objects, including film material, photos, paintings, sounds, maps, manuscripts, books, newspapers and archival papers. The prototype will be launched in November 2008 by Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Information Society and Media.

The digital content will be selected from that which is already digitised and available in Europe’s museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. The prototype aims to have representative content from all four of these cultural heritage domains, and also to have a broad range of content from across Europe.

The interface will be multilingual. Initially, this may mean that it is available in French, English and German, but the intention is to develop the number of languages available following the launch.


Leora Kemp, Librarian
UNT Dallas Campus

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New Materials!

Financial aid for veterans, military personnel, and their dependents (2006-2008) Redwood City, Calif. : Reference Service Press, 2006 Veterans, military personnel, and their dependents make up more than one third of America's population. Each year, public and private agencies set aside billions of dollars in financial aid for these groups (including the spouses, children, grandchildren, and dependent parents of veterans and military personnel). If you have ties to the military, how do you get your share? Schlachter and Weber answer this question in the 2006-2008 edition of Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Dependents. (UB 403 .F47 2006-08 c.2) 09/17/08

Evaluating the impact of your library. Sharon Markless and David Streatfield.

London : Facet, 2006. This book addresses a major issue for library and information service managers - assessing the impact of services. All types of libraries and information services have traditionally collected a range of performance information that can tell managers something about the efficiency of those services. What is now required is better information about the effectiveness of services, i.e. about the impact of services on users, including remote ones. The core chapters of this book take the reader through a rigorously-tested process model for impact assessment backed by tools and examples to equip managers with all that they need to address their own service impact questions. Chapters include evidence, impact, planning, objectives and success criteria, activities and process indicators, collecting evidence, benchmarking, and more. (Z 678.85 .M37 2006 c.2) 09/17/08

Getting played : African American girls, urban inequality, and gendered violence / Jody Miller ; foreword by Ruth D. Peterson. New York : New York University Press, c2008. Much has been written about the challenges that face urban African American young men, but less is said about the harsh realities for African American young women in disadvantaged communities. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and even gang rape are not uncommon experiences. In Getting Played, sociologist Jody Miller presents a compelling picture of this dire social problem and explores how inextricably, and tragically, linked violence is to their daily lives in poor urban neighborhoods. (HV 6250.4 .W65 M522 2008 c.2) 09/17/08

Creating your library brand : communicating your relevance and value to your patrons / Elisabeth Doucett. Chicago : American Library Association, 2008. From McDonald's arches to Nike's swoosh, logos are part of the everyday landscape.
Branding is one part of the marketing process that focuses on developing a laser-clear message and the means to communicate that message to the intended audience. In the new media mix, libraries need to stand up and effectively communicate their benefits as a preferred provider of information and entertainment resources. By following the step-by-step guidance of Doucett, branding pro turned librarian, libraries can begin to develop branding that makes a difference. (Z 716.3 .D68 2008 c.3)
09/17/08

Faculty Interview- Dr. Lauralee Thompson

Originally from Seattle, Washington Dr. Lauralee Thompson now calls Dallas home. Dr. Thompson has lived in many parts of the U.S. during her career, but was drawn to Texas to be near family and to be a part of a university that is growing before her. When asked about what she looks forward to most at UNT Dallas, Dr. Thompson began to speak about how amazing it is to see this campus grow right in front of her.

She received her PhD from the University of Michigan, specializing in medical sociology and social psychology. This is her first full-time academic appointment, but worked many years doing quantitative research for Consumer Reports, as well as a time working for the United Nations between her masters and PhD. Education is a high priority for Dr. Thompson, who feels that earning her PhD was one of her mast satisfying accomplishments. I asked Dr. Thompson if she had any advice to give the UNT Dallas students, to which she replied, “I’ll give the same advice I gave to my son when he went to college. No one gives you an education, you take it. Take everything you get, this is your opportunity.” It was a great pleasure to get to know Dr. Thompson, as it is apparent that she is very passionate about UNT Dallas and its students, whose perspectives and class discussions she looks forward to in class.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Materials Help to Study for PPR/TExES Test

Worried about how you will pass the TExES test? There is a cost free alternative to expensive test preparation books for this test. Come to the UNT Dallas Library and check out the following materials:

Hall, Ann, McCall, Carolyn, and Linda Burkhardt. Kaplan TExES has a complete review of all PPR domains.

(Call # LB1763.T4H35 2006)

Crocker, Betty and Frances Van Tassell. Barron’s How to prepare for the TExES reviews all levels of the PPR exam and provides a list of suggested web sites (p. 429) for studying the PPR competencies.

(Call # LB1772.T4V36 2004)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15th- October 15th

Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15th- October 15th

Started in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson as Hispanic Heritage Week, Hispanic Heritage Month was created by President Ronald Reagan and enacted into law August 17, 1988. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th through October 15th. September 15th was chosen because Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrate the anniversary of their independence on this day. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence days within the month of September and Día de la Raza, or Columbus Day is celebrated October 12th, falling within Hispanic Heritage Month.

A Few Important Works by Mexican and Mexican-American Authors available in the UNT Collection:


The Underdogs

Azuela, Mariano, 1873-1952

Available through NetLibrary

The labyrinth of solitude: life and thought in Mexico

Paz, Octavio, 1914-1998

Call Number: F1210 .P313 (Denton Campus)

The death of Artemio Cruz

Fuentes, Carlos.

Call Number: PQ7297.F793 M813 1991 (Denton Campus)

Rain of gold

Villaseñor, Victor.

Call Number: PS3572.I384 Z469 1991 (Denton Campus)

y no se lo tragó la tierra. English & Spanish

Rivera, Tomás, 1935-

Call Number: PQ7079.2.R5 Y213 1987 (Denton Campus)


-Materials at the Denton campus library are available to UNT- Dallas campus students, please come by and our team will be happy to assist you in obtaining these or any other materials that you may need. As a UNT- Dallas campus student you may also have materials mailed directly to you at no charge through the Distance Learning Request Form.


Interesting Links:

Library of Congress National Hispanic Heritage Month Page

U.S Census Bureau Facts for Features, Hispanic Heritage Month

National Register of Historic Places- Hispanic Heritage Month

Biographical Information about Cesar Chavez

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Library has New Material

The Grants Register 2009: The Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide 27th Edition. The Grants Register. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The most authoritative and comprehensive guide available to postgraduate grants and professional funding worldwide. For over twenty years The Grants Register has been the leading source for up to date information on the availability of, and eligibility for, postgraduate and professional awards. With details of over 4,200 awards, The Grants Register 2009 is more extensive than any comparable publication. Each entry has been verified by the awarding bodies concerned ensuring that every piece of information is accurate. As all information is updated annually, each edition also provides the most current details available today.

(Call #LB 2338 .G7 2009 c.2) 9/03/08

Friday, August 22, 2008

Newstrust.net : Your Guide to Good Journalism

Anyone interested in good, quality news, and not just what might be most popular or controversial at the moment? Do you care about whether your news is unbiased, and informed? Do you feel like you would like to remark on a news article to raise awareness about its content?

Well, whether you said “yes” to any of these questions or not, the people at NewsTrust.net thought these kinds of questions needed answering. The solution became a non-profit website that allows members to rate articles they find from a plethora of sources and based on several criteria. How are the articles rated? Taken from the “About” section of the NewsTrust.net website, “We're non-profit, non-partisan, and committed to helping citizens make informed decisions about democracy…NewsTrust reviewers evaluate each article against core principles of journalism, such as fairness, evidence, sourcing and context.”

The site incorporates state of the art widgets and gadgetry to bring you trustworthy articles that have been rated by trustworthy members (which is to say that even though becoming a member is free and open to everyone, the chances of a rogue commenter coming in and rating articles harshly without rhyme or reason is unlikely). The site creators verify and validate a large portion of the content that comes in and out of the site, and the members take care of the rest so that everyone can indeed “trust” the news.

So the next time you feel compelled to read the news, why not make it productive for you AND others? Go to NewsTrust.net, create your free account, and start rating today!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Library has New Materials

LexisNexis. Corporate Affiliations: “Who Owns Whom”, 2008 ed. Vols. 1-8. New Providence, NJ: LexisNexis Group, 2008. An annual set of indexes and listings of U.S. public and private companies, as well as international companies. Includes two volumes of a master indexes, two volumes of international public and private company listings and index in alphabetical order, two volumes of public U.S. company listings and index in alphabetical order, and two volumes of private U.S. company listings and index in alphabetical order. Listings include parent company, address, website, telephone numbers, information about company executives, and subsidiary companies.
(Call # HG 4057 .A217 2008 v.1-8 c.2) 08/15/08

The Lifestyle Market Analyst (2008 edition-published annually). Des Plaines, IL: SRDS, in conjunction with Equifax Marketing Services. An essential source for demographic and lifestyle activities. A grand volume to conduct consumer market analysis at the local, regional and national levels. Section 1 (700 pages of tables) displays lifestyle and demographic profiles for all (211) Designated Market Areas {DMA’s). Section 2 tracks six dozen lifestyle interest categories (avid book reading; gambling; bible reading). Section 3 provides consumer segment profiles (dual-income; single male, 35-44 years old; 65 years and over, income $75,000 and over). Section 4 provides Consumer magazines and direct marketing lists. Information collected from over 19 million U.S. households. (HF5415.33.U6 L54 2008 C.2) 08/15/08

Friday, August 15, 2008

New Library Student Assistant

Hello,

My name is Charles Hairgrove and I am a new UNT Dallas Library Student Assistant. I am a recent graduate from UNT, with a major in Sociology. I decided I did not have enough of academia and North Texas so I began the Library and Information Sciences program summer 2008 which lead me here to the UNT Dallas Library.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Think the Batmobile is awesome?!


It IS, so you should think it is awesome! Did you know that the car/tank used in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight is an actual car, and acted as the pace car for a NASCAR race in 2005? Despite its existence as a Hollywood car, it has some awesome features such as being able to accelerate from 0 to 60 in under 5 seconds, and being able to jump 30 feet and land without damaging itself. Howstuffworks.com has all this information and more about the modern batmobile. (http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/batmobile.htm)
Photo courtesy Keith Lovern

Check out the link and you will realize how cool this site is. The tag line is "Learn how everything works!" Some of the more recent stories include topics on Beijing and the Olympics, how brainwashing works, and the joy of "bluejacking." This site is highly reputable and librarian recommended. Check it out for all your "How does that work?" needs. (http://www.howstuffworks.com/)

Friday, August 1, 2008

JSTOR Database

The past postings of the month have been mainly entertainment related. I thought it was time give you some meat and potatoes. Databases can be quite confusing for many so I thought I would discuss one database at a time.

Like Academic Search Complete, JSTOR covers all different subject areas, but three things set it apart from that database. First of all, it only includes scholarly journals; there is not popular content. Second, because it’s a journal archive, anything you find in JSTOR will have full text right there. Those are both positives, but there’s one slight negative that a lot of people don’t realize: JSTOR is an archive of old issues of journals. Every journal included in JSTOR makes their own decisions on what they consider to be old issues, but it’s a good rule of thumb that there’s never anything more recent than 2-5 years ago in JSTOR, and many journals draw the line a lot farther back in the past than that. So if you’re researching something very current, JSTOR is not the database you want to be using. On the other hand, it’s great for getting an idea of how historical topics were viewed by scholars at the time, because there are many journals in there that go back 50 or 100 years.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Newer Items In The Library

Young Children. Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Vol. 63, No. 4. July 2008. Contains articles and useful resources relating to topics on learning and children. (journal) 07/31/08

Bogart, Dave, ed. The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2008, 53rd ed. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2008. This is an annual report that includes information on changes within the library and book industry within the past year. This edition includes special reports on restrictive changes in governmental dissemination of information, the development of “electronic government,” library portals, digital rights management, and recruitment and retention of library staff. Also included are reports from federal agencies, including federal libraries, national associations and organizations, and international associations; legislation, funding, and grants; library/information science education, placement, and salaries; research and statistics; reference information; and a directory of organizations related to both the library and book trade worlds.

(Z 731 .B6 53rd ed. 2008 c. 2) 07/31/08.

Monday, July 28, 2008

New Library Materials!

The library has added lots of new items to the collection! Be sure to stop in and see us!_________________________________________________________________________________
American Psychological Association. APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2007. This guide provides information on how to cite electronic resources in APA format.
(Call#
PN 171 .F56 A63 2007 c.10)
American Psychological Association. APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2007. This guide provides information on how to cite electronic resources in APA format.
(Call#
PN 171 .F56 A63 2007 c.6)
Lang, James M. Life on the Tenure Track. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. In this fast paced and lively account, Lang asks the questions that confront every new faculty member: Will my students like me? Will my teaching schedule allow me time to do research and write? Is anyone still awake on the back row? Lang shares his moments of confusion, frustration, even elation- as well as his insights into the lives and working conditions of faculty in higher education today. Engaging and accessible, Life on the Tenure Track will delight and enlighten faculty, graduate students, and administrators alike.
(Call # LB 2836 .L36 2005 c.2)
Lang, James M. On Course: a Week-by-week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching. Cambridge, England: H arvard University Press, 2008. You go into teaching with high hopes: to inspire students, to motivate them to learn, to help them love your subject. Then you find yourself facing a crowd of expectant faces on the first day of the first semester, and you think “Now what do I do?” Practical and lively, On Course is full of experience-tested, research-based advice for graduate students and new teaching faculty. It provides a range of innovative and traditional strategies that work well without requiring extensive preparation or long grading sessions when you’re trying to meet your own demanding research and service requirements. What do you put on the syllabus? How do you balance lectures with group assignments or discussions—and how do you get a dialogue going when the students won’t participate? What grading system is fairest and most efficient for your class? Should you post lecture notes on a website? How do you prevent cheating, and what do you do if it occurs? How can you help the student with serious personal problems without becoming overly involved? And what do you do about the student who won’t turn off his cell phone? Packed with anecdotes and concrete suggestions, this book will keep both inexperienced and veteran teachers on course as they navigate the calms and storms of classroom life.
(Call # LB 2331 .L245 2008 c.2)

Ward, Diane Marie. The Complete RFID Handbook. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2007. A manual and DVD is included to assist the user with assessing, implementing, and managing radio frequency identification technologies in libraries.
(Call # Z 699.75 .W37 2007 c.3 )

Ragains, Patrick, ed. Information Literacy Instruction That Works. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2006. This book seeks to give the reader a solid understanding of bibliographic instruction techniques. The author presents practical ways to plan develop, market, deliver, and access training. The book also balances theory with research and includes sensible suggestions, time-saving tips, and useful materials. Also included in this text are: sample assignments, brochures, lesson plans, tutorials, evaluation forms, and bibliographies.
(Call # ZA 3075 .I537 2006 c.2)

Roberts, Tim S. Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems and Solutions. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2008. This book describes the legal and ethical issues surrounding plagiarism, the tools and techniques available to combat the spreading of this problem, and real-life situational examples to further the understanding of the scholars, practitioners, educators, and instructional designers who will find that this book is an invaluable resource.(Call # PN 167 .S78 2008 c.2)
Gregory, Vicki L. and Ardis Hanson. Selecting and Managing Electronic Resources. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2006. This book discusses the following related to electronic collections: collection development policies, the selection criteria and process, budgeting and acquisitions, organization and access to electronic resources, and evaluation and assessment of electronic resources.
(Call # Z 692 .C65 G74 2006 c.2)
Chicago Manual of Style. 15th ed. Chicago,IL: University of Chicago Press, 2003. This guide provides information on how to cite sources for magazines, newsletters, corporate reports, proposals, electronic publications, Web sites, and other non-book and non-print documents. This text also reviews guidelines on how to edit manuscripts, and a section on grammar and punctuation has also been added to this edition.
(Call # Z 253 .U69 2003 c.9)
Kaplan. GRE Comprehensive Program. New York: Kaplan Publishing, 2008. This book assists students with preparing for the GRE exam. 1 full length practices tests is included in the book. Also another full-length test is available online, which allows the reader to take an exam that simulates the actual GRE computer based test.
(Call #
LB 2367.4 .G726 2009 c.2)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

New search interface for EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost 2.0 support

EBSCO Publishing is offering FAQs, screenshots, free webinars, help sheets, and user guides for its new interface, EBSCOhost 2.0. New features include a simpler search screen, previews by mouseover, new result lists, and a new search history capability....EBSCO Publishing

http://support.ebsco.com/ebscohost2/getting_ready.php

One of the most-demonstrated collections of journals at the Dallas Campus, EBSCOhost has a totally new look. Even your library staff will have to become re-acquainted with this excellent resource.

Leora Kemp, Librarian

World’s oldest Bible goes online



More than 1,600 years after it was written in Greek, one of the oldest copies of the Bible will become globally accessible online for the first time on July 24. High-resolution images from the Codex Sinaiticus, which contains the oldest complete New Testament, as well as notes on the work made over centuries, will appear on the Codex Sinaiticus Project website as a first step towards publishing the entire manuscript by next July....Reuters, July 21

http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSL2176596820080721


Leora Kemp, Librarian

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Blog about Blogs!

We love blogging! Are you are Blogger? Would you like to become a blogger but don’t know where to find a quality blog? The Internet Public Library (www.ill.org) has a webpage devoted to blogging resources. They even organize it into categories. Are you an educator? If so, you might be interested in the list of Education Blogs. Do you like sharing business advice? Then look at the Business and Economics blogs. There are many more categories!
We would also love hearing about your favorite blogging sites. If you would like to share your favorite blog spot you can reply to this post.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Socially awkward? Hit the books.

A group of Toronto researchers have compiled a body of evidence showing that bookworms have exceptionally strong people skills. Their years of research—summed up in an article by Keith Oatley in the June 28 issue of New Scientist—has shown that readers of narrative fiction scored higher on tests of empathy and social acumen than those who read nonfiction texts. And follow-up research showed that reading fiction may help fine-tune these skills: People assigned to read a New Yorker short story did better on social reasoning tests than those who read an essay from the same magazine....Toronto Globe and Mail, July 10

. . . read the whole story. . .
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080710.wlreading10/BNStory/lifeMain/home

Leora Kemp, Librarian

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kay Ryan, Poet Laureate of the U.S.

From: INSIDE HIGHER ED July 17, 2008 Daily Update

Kay Ryan, a prize-winning poet who teaches remedial English at the College of Marin, will today be named poet laureate of the United States, The New York Times reported. The article includes links to some of her writing.

The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/books/17poet.html?_r=3&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Ms. Ryan likes to take familiar images and clichés and reincarnate them in a wholly original form. “The Other Shoe” reads:

Oh if it were
only the other
shoe hanging
in space before
joining its mate.

She has published six books of poetry and her work regularly appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Review of Books.

One of her first duties as poet laureate is an appearance at the National Book Festival on Sept. 27 on the National Mall in Washington. More formally she will kick off the Library of Congress’s annual literary series on Oct. 16 by reading her own work. The library doesn’t require much of its laureates, although in recent years many have undertaken projects to broaden poetry’s reach to children and adults. Ms. Ryan has no definite plans, but said she might like to “celebrate the Library of Congress,” adding “maybe I’ll issue library cards to everyone.”


Leora Kemp, Librarian
UNT Dallas Campus

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Digital Collections – Art, History, and More!

Have you ever wanted to go to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the National Archives in D.C? Are you a teacher who would like to take virtual fieldtrips with your class? Do you have an Art or Music Appreciation Class? Or do you just like to explore interesting websites? If so there are many online exhibits and information available out there for free. I have profiled a few notable ones below:

The National Archives Experience’s Digital Vaults (http://www.digitalvaults.org/#) holds over a billion records of American history. Users can browse, search, view, learn the historical importance and even zoom to examine photographs, documents, paintings, engravings, and more. The more you click the more tiles appear. A handy navigational tool on the right side of the screen allows users to change the date; dragging it up is like moving back in history, where as dragging it down is like coming closer to present time. It is so fun just to play around on this website. I have spent hours there.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Collection Database (http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/index.aspx?dep=0&vW=1) contains 51,507 images and descriptions of art from around the world. Mediums represented include literature, paintings, sculpture, modern art, and more.

UNT Libraries Digital Collections (http://www.library.unt.edu/libraries-and-collections/digital-collections) UNT along with many other public and private universities have created digital collections for free to the public. Just take a look there is a lot to entertain. From World War Posters to the Cyber Cemetery (the place where old websites go) these collections span the decades. Each entry includes a digital image and a historical description.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Library Student Assistant

My name is Yinka Sole. I am originally from Nigeria in Africa, but I became a Texan in September, 2005. I am a wonderful wife to Michael and a mother of four (4) children: three boys and one girl. I finally adopted my daughter on December, 2006. So I have three teenagers and my baby is in fifth grade. I am very outspoken and ready to learn. I learn mostly from younger generations because I recognize how quickly they notice and adapt to change. Change is constant but never easy to accept, so to help me adapt to change, I learn from the ones that are always exited about change. I look forward to having my dream job, which is to be a school librarian soon. The special thing about me is that I love children.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

NPR not just for nerds

Do you like to listen to the radio? Do you like unbiased news and entertainment talk shows? If so, then NPR might just be for you.

From NPR website (http://www.npr.org/about/):
What is NPR?NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 860 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations. Each NPR Member Station serves local listeners with a distinctive combination of national and local programming. With original online content and audio streaming, NPR.org offers hourly newscasts, special features and ten years of archived audio and information. NPR produces and distributes more than 130 hours of original programming each week, and local NPR stations also broadcast many programs which are produced by stations and other radio networks.

DFW Local NPR Radio Station: KERA FM 90.1

Monday, July 7, 2008

New Library Materials

Klein, Woody., All the Presidents’ Spokesmen: Spinning the News, White House Press Secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2008.

Chronicles the story of the evolution of the symbiotic relationship between the presidential press secretaries and reporters who covered White House news during the terms of Franklin Delano Roosevelt through George W. Bush. Author Woody Klein has been both a reporter (for the Washington Post and the New York World-Telegram & Sun) and a press secretary himself to New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay, who ran for president in 1972. The book reveals how the presidential press secretaries' role has evolved from old-fashioned public relations into a smooth-working system of releasing news and responding to reporters' questions at daily briefings by portraying the president in the best possible light. Klein ferrets out fresh, anecdotal information and includes interviews with nationally known personalities--including former White House press secretaries and notable journalists who have covered the White House.
(Call# E 176.47 .K58 2008 c.2)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Net Library eBook of the Month: Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions

by Wendy Doniger; Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

Net Library, an eBook database, is located on the electronic resources page (http://irservices.library.unt.edu/ais.cfm?alpha=N). This month it is offering a free book of the month for UNT Dallas Students, the Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions. “Prepared by the editors of Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster, with the assistance of hundreds of scholars and experts, this authoritative, comprehensive, and up-to-date book answers your questions as well as exposes you to the concepts, movements, people, and events associated with living and ancient religions, including Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism” (net Library). This resource includes educational articles, records and illustrations, which provide a deeper understanding of the religions that shape our world.

Monday, June 30, 2008

New Library Student Assistant

Hi, my name is Jessica Graves. I grew up in Winnsboro, Louisiana in cotton country and currently reside in Bedford, Texas. I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a B.A. in English Literature. While working in a writing center, I realized my favorite task was assisting college students with research. In 2008, I entered the UNT SLIS program with the goal of advancing my skills and ultimately acquiring a position in the library field. I am excited to start work at UNT Dallas and look forward to serving faculty and students. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, fishing, movies and spending time with friends and family.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Materials at UNTDC Library

Bryant, Clifton D., and Dennis L. Peck. 21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook. 21st century reference series (Thousand Oaks, Calif.). Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 2007.

21st Century Sociology is a two volume, concise overview of modern sociology. Focuses on the body of knowledge acquired in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as documents the general orientation of the modern and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry. This resource includes assessments of specialty fields of sociology, an examination of the history of sociological inquiry, and discussions of traditional sub-fields of sociology, evolving sub-fields, and peripheral sub-disciplines.
(Call# HM585 .A13 2007 v.1 c.2 and HM585 .A13 2007 v.2 c.2)

"Other" Useful Search Engines for College Students

100 Useful Niche Search Engines You’ve Never Heard Of

By Laura Milligan

http://www.collegeathome.com/blog/2008/06/19/100-useful-niche-search-engines-youve-never-heard-of/

Though the general Google site is often touted as the number one search engine online, college students sometimes need more specific tools to help them uncover quality information on the Web that they can use for class projects, research papers, and even job and apartment searches. This list features a huge variety of search engines that can be useful to students, including tools that find photos, sound effects, summer internships, health and medical information, reference guides, and a lot more.

Here are some examples:

FindSounds: Web workers and procrastinating students can use this search to find sound effects in all kinds of file formats, channels and resolutions.

Google Local: Many don’t realize that this popular site is also a search engine. Find local businesses and addresses here.

BizRate: Compare prices of clothing items, household appliances, gifts, accessories, technology and more when you use this search engine.

Business.com: Entrepreneurs and business students can browse categories like software, startup, transportation, jobs, office management, real estate and health care to "quickly find anything for [their] business" and find a job.

Librarian’s Internet Index: This site brings together "websites you can trust," on subjects like media, law, communications, consumer research, health and more.

Radio-Locator: Search for over 10,000 different radio stations and 2,500 web streams from radio stations all over the world.

PubMed: This search tool is sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Picsearch: Use Picsearch when you need to add images to a project or presentation.

Internship Programs: Look for internships after you log on to this "internship search engine."

Happy searching!

Leora Kemp, Librarian, UNT Dallas Campus

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New Materials at UNTDC Library

Diane Ender. The ... Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Directory: A Medical Community Guide. Dallas, Tex: American Medical Sales School, 1992. This directory provides names of doctors and/or clinics, address, and phone number for 10,000 doctors in 82 specialties. The magazine also provides articles on health issues, including articles written by specialists.
(Call # R712.A2 D35 2007 c.2)

Guardino, Mary, Ali DeGerome, and Laurel Katz. The pain of depression a journey through the darkness. Staten Island, N.Y.: Freedom from Fear, 2007. This video orgionaly broadcast on PBS tells the story of everyday people who suffer with depression. The film also examines depression’s impact on family, friends, and communities. Experts discuss research and theories of depression, symptoms, and possible treatments.
(Call # DVD 8578 c.2)