Friday, May 23, 2008

American FactFinder


Ever needed some statistics about population? households? poverty?

There's a great government website called American FactFinder that has statistical data about almost every area of American life. There are five main divisions: Population Finder, Fact Sheet, People, Housing, and Business/Government. All of these have their own separate sub-categories. The site is easy to navigate and provides a wealth of information.

So the next time you need some statistics for your research, check out FactFinder - it just might have exactly what you're looking for.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Library Staff Member

Please welcome Ashley Dickinson, our newest staff member, to the library!

I'm a resident of Mansfield, Texas and received my B.S. from the University of Texas at Arlington. I entered the SLIS program in 2007 after a short career as a teacher. I am very passionate about my future career as a librarian. I am excited to be a librarian assistant, to serve the faculty and staff of UNTDC, and know I will learn valuable skills to take into the librarianship profession. When I am not studying I enjoy reading, quilting, and playing with my two dogs, Gizmoe and Foxy.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New library staff member

Please welcome Christopher Burke, our newest staff member, to the library.

I started the SLIS program in spring 2008. I graduated from Southwestern in Georgetown in 2004 with a degree in Philosophy. My two favorite things are gooey chocolate chip cookies and chic-fil-a for breakfast. If anyone were to deliver these things to me, they would have a new friend. Dallas is a cool place to live, but I still think I would rather raise my kids in a place like Fort Worth (not that I have any kids… or expect to… or even want to, anytime soon). I hope to work in an academic library and do something cool like acquisitions at a small university when I complete my education.

I enjoy providing aid to all research needs, so please feel free to ask for any help you need.

New Book

The library has added a new book to the collection!!

Lawson, Erma and Thompson, Aaron. Black Men and Divorce. Sage Publications, 1995. Erma Jean Lawson and Aaron Thompson provide the reader with a comprehensive depiction and interpretation of a select sample of Black men and their divorces. The authors elucidate the difficulties Black families encounter to maintain an ideal Euro-American family structure and conclude that the structure of black families in the United States may be a barometer of future Euro-American family trends. (Amazon)

(Call # HQ 834 .L38 1999 c.2)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Summer Hours

I bet you're wondering if the Library will be open for research during the summer. Well you're in luck!

The UNTDC Library will be open normal hours throughout May, June, and July to accommodate students who will be taking summer classes. After summer classes end August 8, the Library hours will be cut back to holiday hours for two weeks until the beginning of the Fall Semester.

Please see the UNTDC Library Summer Calendar here for more details.

On the following days, the UNTDC Library will be closed to celebrate school events and national holidays:

May 10 - UNT Spring Commencement

May 26 - Memorial Day

July 4 - Independence Day

Monday, May 5, 2008

New Materials!

We have added more materials to the Library!

Three Approaches to Psychotherapy III: Part 3 Aaron Beck describes the Cognitive Therapy approach to psychotherapy and demonstrates a psychotherapy session.

(DVD 8740) 05/05/2008

Phillips, Kevin. The Politics of the Rich and Poor. A discussion of the economic consequences of the “Reagan revolution” of the 1980’s. Phillips reports on the dramatic gains of the wealthy over the middle and lower classes and the populist backlash against this movement.

(Call# HC 110 .W4 P48 1990 c.2)

Boyer, Ernest L. Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. Boyer questions the existence of a reward system that pushes faculty towards research and publication and away from teaching and proposes reconsidering the priorities of the professoriate. He offers a new paradigm that recognized the full range of scholarly activity by college and university faculty.

(Call # LA 227 .4 .B69 1997 c.2)

Hoover’s Handbook of World Business 2008. Hoovers. Provides updated profiles of major global enterprises.

(Call # HG 4009 .H66 2008)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Undergraduate Research Guides


The University of Wisconsin - Madison libraries has put together online research guides for undergraduate students. They are meant to jump start searches on a variety of topics.

The topics cover everything from Aging and AIDS to Welfare Reform and Youth Crime.

Each one gives the scope of the guide and a list of basic books that are good reference starting places. In the navigation box to the left are links to other parts of the guide such as finding journals and articles, finding books, internet sites, statistics, videos, and organizations. Sample search terms are included as are recommendations for electronic databases like EBSCOhost and Proquest.

Check out this great resource at: http://www.college.library.wisc.edu/services/reference_research_help/guides.shtml