Monday, December 23, 2013

LexisNexis Academic

!!News Flash!!
December 23rd

LexisNexis Academic rolls out a new user friendly interface. Watch the video to learn more about how to use the new interface.

Friday, December 20, 2013

UNT Dallas Library Faculty Publication 2013

The UNT Dallas Library Faculty Publication presentation. We are very proud to present several of our faculty's work on this video. Stop by the library to see the full display and learn how you can access the articles and books and other information through our library resources.

Click the link below for a complete list of included works:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Graduate Student Assistant

Ricardo Garcia-Graduate Student IV

Hello everyone! My name is Ricardo Garcia and I am new team member at the UNT-Dallas library. I am from Fort Worth, born and raised, so if you have any social interests in Fort Worth, I can help answer questions. Some activities I like to attend are concerts, film festivals and museum exhibitions. So if you personally know of any social events in Dallas, please let me know. I am always looking for new and interesting things to do in the Dallas area.

My post-high school education includes an Associate of Arts from Tarrant County College in 2009. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. I am currently a 2nd year Information Science graduate student at UNT. I hope to finish my Master of Information Science in the spring 2014 and continue to pursue a Ph.D in education.

I am really excited to be here at UNT Dallas and look forward to meeting all the faculty, staff, and students. 

Holiday Library Hours

Happy Holidays from the UNT Dallas Library.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Child-Centered Play Therapy Research: The Evidence Base for Effective Practice [ebook]

Child-Centered Play TherapyResearch: The Evidence Base for Effective Practice provides comprehensive discussion of play therapy research with particular attention focused on the most prominent studies, information on evidence-based methods, and how future research should be conducted. The book provides both historic background and identifies current areas in which play therapy is having an impact. Written for mental health professionals but will also be of interest to counselors, educators, social workers, and criminal justice students. Clinicians will benefit from the
practice guidelines and design direction for evidence-based research studies.

You may access the eBook. via the UNT Dallas Library website. 

Child-Centered Play Therapy Research was edited by Dr. Jennifer N. Baggerly and is part of the UNT Dallas Library Faculty Publication display. Stop by the library to see the full display and learn how to access all the books and articles.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Graduation Day!


Congratulations to all who are graduating today! Education is a wonderful gift that opens wide the doors to the future. So go out into the world confident and ready to make a positive impact in your field and your community.

Pictured above is the Graduation Tree located in the UNT Dallas Library Reading Room.

Friday, December 13, 2013

UNT Dallas Library Student Assistant

My name is Francisco Verdin and I am a student at UNT Dallas. I am working on my Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and hope to own my very own Mexican restaurant. My hobbies are listening to a variety of music such as banda, norteno, and hip hop; watching Youtube videos and trying new things like modifying cars. I enjoy helping people and making new colleagues. A major project I worked on in the library was to organize and index a collection of 1200 plus psychology journals provided by President Ron Brown for use by faculty and students. It is an honor to help build the foundation of what can be an enriched resource of psychology journals that will assists students with their research.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ebooks on Nelson Mandela's Leadership, Life, and Legacy

On December 5th Nelson Mandela passed away leaving a legacy of sacrifice, leadership, and forgiveness. Learn more about Mandela through the following ebooks.

Chandler III, G. D., & Chandler, J. W. (2013). On Effective Leadership: Across Domains, Cultures,and Eras. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter ten details the revolutionary leadership style of Mandela.

Chan, S. (2011). SouthernAfrica: Old treacheries and new deceits. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Discusses the legacy of Mandela and explores the future of Southern Africa

Roberts, J. L. (1995). NelsonMandela: Determined to be free. Brookfield, Conn: Millbrook.

A short biography intended for young people. The biography relates his struggle against Apartheid and his 1994 victory as South Africa's first black president.

Rotberg, R. I., & World Peace Foundation. (2002). Ending autocracy, enabling democracy: The tribulationsof southern Africa, 1960-2000. Cambridge, Mass: World Peace Foundation.

Robert I. Rotberg charts the process of freeing southern Africa and analyzes its troublesome aftermath, from the first heady days of independence through the frustrating failures of modernization, merciless civil wars, and despotism and the collapse of states. The second half of his book is about the eventual triumph of justice over apartheid and the growing support throughout southern Africa for participatory democracy instead of kleptocracy and autocracy.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Native American Heritage Month [eBook Display]

November is Native American Heritage month. Check out these ebooks to learn more about the rich history and culture of Native Americans. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

JFK Life and Legacy Display

On Friday, November 22, 1963 at 12:30 pm John F. Kennedy was assassinated on the streets of downtown Dallas. The event traumatized both a city and a nation; learn more about the life and legacy of President Kennedy by viewing the display for John F. Kennedy located at the UNT Dallas Library.  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Digital Database)

Featuring nearly 300,000 site records the Texas Historic Sites Atlas is a valuable reference source for historic places found in the State of Texas. You may search by historic designation (National Historic Landmark, National Register of Historic Places, State Antiquities Landmark (Buildings Only),Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, or  Historic Texas Cemetery), county, address, or site name. Each site record includes a map and detailed information about the location.   

The database also includes records for courthouses, cemeteries, military sites, museums, and sawmills.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Soldiers and Statesmen: Reflections on Leadrship (ebook)

John S. D. Eisenhower, son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, captures the human side of key figures of World War 2 such as Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, Omar Bradley, and John Foster Dulles. The memoir achieves this through ample personal anecdotes of some of the most powerful men during the war and post war periods. The book is ideal for those interested in learning from the examples of leaders whose decisions have played a large part in shaping the modern world.

You can read the ebook by clicking the link.

Eisenhower, J. S. D. (2012). Soldiers and statesmen: Reflections on leadership. Columbia, Mo: University of Missouri Press.