Saturday, April 27, 2013

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online includes over 133,000 annotated searchable entries making the database the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions. While the database is essential to those interested in researching Shakespeare and English plays it may also be of interest to those studying early modern English cultural history.  The database covers research from 1960 to 2013. 


Monday, April 22, 2013

Poems for a small planet: contemporary American nature poetry (eBook)

Today is earth day and it seems only natural that we should take time to reflect on our planet during our month long celebration of poetry. Poets have long found inspiration in nature capturing the beauty of small things, such as a flower's petal, to the vast expanses of the ocean. So we hope you take time to reflect on the world around you and maybe jot down a few words about your experience after all there is nothing more inspiring than the natural world!

You might also be interested in Poems for a Small Planet: Contemporary American Nature Poetry, an eBook anthology of nature poems.

The Limits of my language means the limits of my world

Saturday, April 20, 2013

W.B. Yeats Collection (Featured Digital Resource)

The W.B. Yeats Collection contains the major works of W.B. Yeats in all genres, including poetry, plays, criticism and fiction. The database allows users to search through the 22 volume collection by full text keyword, first lines of poems, title, and limit searches by category (e.g. poetry, drama, prose fiction, prose non-fiction)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Featured eBook: How to Teach Poetry Writing Ages 5-9 & Ages 8-13

How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 5-9

Includes activity based workshops designed to interest kids and reinforce understanding about the meaning of poetry and how to compose poems of their own. Introduces both traditional and contemporary poetry along with exposing students to poetry from a wide range of cultures. Included are poems based upon topics and activities children enjoy. 

How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13

Focused on creating cross-curricular connections and self expression, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13, is designed to provide the skills needed to encourage students to write poetry. Workshops cover different poetic styles and how to  build writing, speaking, and active listening skills. An A-Z guide to poetry and coverage of poetic sense and narrative poems are included. Also included is a bibliography and poems for further reading and consideration.

The books are suggested for Education students including EDEE and EDEC course codes.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

TEXES Test Preparation Manuals

Question: I'm preparing for a teacher certification test. Do you know of any resources to help me prepare?

Answer: The Texas Education Agency provides preparation materials for each TEXES test. The preparation manuals list  competencies tested, demonstrates question format, and provides sample questions with answers and rationales.

Texas Education Agency preparation materials

Monday, April 15, 2013

New to the Library: Texas School Administrator's Legal Digest April 2013

For those interested in the legal aspects of school administration, the UNT Dallas Library has received the latest issue of the Texas School Administrator's Legal Digest. In the April issue governance, labor & employment, and special education / disability law are covered.

To read this and past issues, our collection dates back to January 2009, stop by the UNT Dallas Library.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Featured Video on Demand: What I Want My Words to Do to You

The documentary, What I Want My Words To Do To You, follows playwright Eve Ensler as she works with 15 inmates of a woman's prison encouraging them to express themselves creatively by writing poems and prose pieces. The participants, most of whom committed violent crimes, write poems that deal with the ramifications of their actions. The documentary ends with a prison performance of the women's work performed by such actors as Glenn Close, Rosie Perez, and Marisa Tomei.

Click here to begin watching the documentary!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Scholarship Reconsidered: New Book at the UNT Dallas Library!


Recognizing the complex array of activities confronting the professoriate Boyer challenges the academic culture that has emerged on college campuses that encourages professors to place more emphasis on research and publication than teaching and instructing students. Boyer suggests a more balanced approach to scholarship focusing on four key areas: discovery, integration of knowledge, teaching, and service. (permalink)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Princeton Dante Project

The Princeton Dante Project presents primary and secondary documents focusing on the writings of the Italian poet Dante. Combining a typical text approach to the study of the work with the ability to search multimedia files, the database allows the reader to have a more in depth experience exploring both the poems and the context in which the poems were written.

The site also links to other Dante sites for further study.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What the Best College Teachers Do: New Book at the UNT Dallas Library!

What makes a college professor great and memorable? What the Best College Teachers Do explores this question. Taking information from a fifteen year study, the author suggests that the best teachers have a deep understanding of their subject and human learning. The best teachers are engaging. They foster new ideas in their students, provoke passionate responses, and create a challenging atmosphere conducive to critical thinking.

While the book explores college teachers teaching methods, it will be of use to both the veteran and novice educator at any level or anyone who is interested in instruction and sharing of new ideas.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Poetry and Story Therapy (Featured Poetry eBook)

Poetry invites readers to a deep engagement on intimate and sometime painful emotions. The most meaningful poetry employs concise carefully selected language to construct images that speak directly to a reader's authentic experiences. Poets paradoxically speak to the universal and personal allowing readers to empathize and connect with others.

Poetry and Story Therapy may benefit those interested in using poetry and story telling in a therapy or counseling setting. The book discusses the art of poetry and how to evaluate and select poems for use in therapy sessions. Careful attention is also given to the needs of different audiences and how to achieve specific therapeutic goals. Included are session examples to guide practitioners through the process. The book is intended for students, professionals, or general readers interested in therapeutic aspects of creative expression.

For more information on counseling or therapy related eBooks feel free to contact or visit us at the UNT Dallas Library.

Monday, April 1, 2013

UNT Dallas Celebrates National Poetry Month

T.S. Eliot once wrote that April is the cruelest month, but we here at the UNT Dallas Library choose to take a more positive view of April focusing on several electronic resources pertaining to poetry.

Stop by the library to see the Electronic Resource Display and ask us how you can connect to these and many more great poetic resources.

A complete list of resources is available after the jump!